I am in my second summer of enjoying my Ches. 17LT. One of my great joys is my Sunday morning paddle to a local worship service held on a nearby beach. It's GREAT arriving by water and watching all my fellow worshipers arrive via gas guzzling alternatives.
But the onshore breeze produces small waves which do batter my boat a bit when arriving and departing the beach. It is easier to avoid this "sand abuse" when arriving than departing.
Recognizing that my varnished baot is a boat and not a coffee table and should be used and not perpetually refinished, I am curous how some of you "protect" your boats for beach landings. I like the all-varnished look and don't want to go with graphite coatings.
I know there is no perfect solution but if anyone has good "partial" solutions I would welcome learning of them.
Thanks, as always, for your individual and collective wisdom.