Leaving the tender behind...?
Probably a daft question but:
How do people manage when cruising without a tender? We use our RIB in the Scilly Isles and like to island-hop to quiet beaches and have always lugged a small tender around with us in order to get ashore (and back to the boat) once it is anchored. However, the tender takes up a fair bit of space (I don't tow it) on our Humber Destroyer and restricts the number of passengers.
I'm wary of leaving it behind in case I end up having to swim out to the boat. I know you can tie a line to the anchor and pull the anchor over the bow from the shore, but again, I'm wary of this in case the anchor doesn't hold etc...