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    Default tricks for winching your boat back to water.

    One trick that I have used in the past when I had to get back to water when I had to winch the boat.

    I don't have a UHMU bottom so I don't want to tear up the bottom on rocks or unwanted damage.

    So I have sawed a few small de-limbed spruce trees and used them under the boat like how the Egyptians moved stones for the pyrmids.

    Works great and reduces the work load on your winch too.
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    A lot of guys around here carry sections of PVC pipe to do the same. Seems like about 5 sections of pipe is what I have seen work. Slide one in front of the other as you move down the beach, creek, sandbar etc.

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    ive always heard of the parachute method, and it sounds like it would work. Just tie a parachute or a sea anchor to the back of the boat and drop it in the water. The force of the water will pull the boat off the gravel bar and you will be free. I still haven't been told how to succesfully get the thing back IN the boat though...Maybe thats the hard part.

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    Using one or two 5 gallon buckets also work well for "pulling". I have 2 onboard that I've removed the wire handles, and made 24" long 1/2"dia. rope loop handles. You then unshackle your anchor and attach it to your bucket(s). Works good from the bow or searn cleats. Most people usually have a bucket or two anyway.
    Also one or two 2"x6"x8' work great for "prying". Go Lite!!!

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    To get the parachute to back in the boat. First tie an extra rope to one of the risers at the parachute, once you are unstuck pull on the rope tied to the riser, it will cause the parachute to deflate. Then just pull it in the boat.

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