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Old 12 April 2012, 15:42   #11
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I use a pair of waders.
Drop everyone off in the shallows wearing wellies or rolled up trousers or nose up to a rock they can step straight onto and then anchor and use the waders to get in once the boat is offshore.
Don't do this often as I prefer pumping up the tender or at a push putting on a drysuit and swimming in.

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Old 12 April 2012, 15:57   #12
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Dry suit one of the crew and get them to swim.

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Old 12 April 2012, 18:12   #13
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I normally bring the boat into shallow water then kick everyone off, push boat into deeper water and anchor and wade ashore, or use the "trot" method.

Originally Posted by lakelandterrier View Post
With the tot arrangement I'd not be confident of the anchor holding & you'd need to judge the tidal fall / rise quite well.
But you have a line ashore anyway so even if the anchor doesn't hold its not going far. (In a strong on-shore wind you can't use the method described in the link anyway as the boat blows back before getting deep enough).

I don't use this approach when leaving the boat - only if going ashore for a "picnic" or bbq etc and adjust the anchor depth as required.
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