Recovery of RIB straight from the beach
I have been considering building a trailer that can recover boats straight from the beach for some time. I was inspired after a trip to Jeffreys Bay in South Africa where the big fast fishing boats run through the surf and straight up the beach. They are then winched onto the trailer using a breakback system and a pulley attached to the tow bar. You drive the vehicle fast up the beach and the stationary trailer has the boat gently dragged onto it.
Has anyone used this method in the UK or seen them in action. I am aware that driving my Rib straight up the beach is not an overly sensible option but where I do my boating it is an option. With a large tidal range, you just drop the anchor when the tide is in and when the tide is out, just drive onto the nice hard sand with a car and pickup the boat. The reverse is also great since you drive onto the beach at low tide, push the boat onto the sand, anchor, and then wait for the tide to come in.
This system allows the trailer and car to avoid submersion in sea water.
It is not a solution for everyone but would be for me.
Any suggestions/comments would be very welcome.