Consider this predicament: Youíre single-handed, and stuck in shallow water. If the boat werenít stuck, the current would force it down a channel with even shallower water.
Nearby, off to the side, thereís water 2 feet deep moving at about 5 mph. The bottom of the 2-foot water is covered with round cobbles from golf ball to melon-size.
In this scenario, the opposite bank, beyond the 2-foot deep water is unreachable, because the water is too fast, and too deep.
Has anybody ever unstuck a boat by setting/burying an anchor under 2 feet of water in the kind of bottom described, and winching the boat toward the anchor?