I was contacted by beach bags a few years ago to try their new system. Actually reserved the bags last year but was unable to use them for our houseboat could not be launched due to low water.
I was actually very excited to try them.
But to hear that they are now leaving the bags on the beaches and also back pinning the bags is unconscionable. Either pinning is legal or illegal to all or to none.
Im headed up the first week of August. If I see a perfect beach unattended with beach bags I’m going to do my normal thing. Drop off a crew member with an igloo and a chair. Go back and tell the houseboat where we are and anchor away. I’ll then take pics and tell Tiff where I found some trash for her next trash tracker trip.
Thanks, Brent! I'm excited to get back to work since 2019 was my last "official" Trash Tracker trip. And, I'm curious to see the beach bag situation for myself. My worry is, when the water level starts to drop, these beach bags that are pinned.... Are they going to chase the water down, and have to be re-pinned each time? Like fake Moki steps that idiots sometimes carve into the rock, now are we going to be faced with multiple holes cascading down rock faces toward the dropping water? I wonder if these bags stay in the same location, or if they move around?
My opinion, for what it's worth, is that houseboat owners who want to use the beach bag anchors should have the knowledge and equipment ahead of time to go out and set them up themselves. AND, take them back when they're done. They shouldn't be left on the beaches.
So glad we have a 46-foot houseboat that's easy to anchor.