Re: Three Thoughts
Somehow I missed this thread and your critique which was did not have the advantage of the full back story hence was a bit brutal.
The dink: driving a MITA boat I spend a large part of my summer in rubber boots getting boats on and off places where most folks wouldn't land. Stern anchors and setting poles are tools of the trade. There are times, however, that there is enough bobble, that getting the Lund ashore isn't a good idea. There are also lots of times that having to shift the boat due to dropping or coming tide is a real pain. Rigging haulouts and other methods work if you might be overnight but the few hour visit is the one that is the killer. In several decades of this I miscalculated once, and with the help of my crew and beach debris managed not to have to spend the night on the island. So the "perhaps" in the letter.
All of this done perhaps best the way the local clammers work and we work in summer: aluminum and add a deck house. Part of the challenge is to do this in wood, rig the boat so that landing on a rocky beach would be trivial, hence the heavy structure below the waterline where a layer of high molucular density plastic might work better than sacrificial wood
Ran Tan, Liten Kuhling, Vernon Langille, Josef W., Merry Mouth, Imp, Macavity and a quiver of unamed 'yaks.
"Bound fast is boatless man."