I prefer the walking on water...but most people just can't do it...
Flying is also good...and precludes having to get wet...which can lead to an uncomfortable evening ashore. However, most boats don't have space for a helipad.
Grounding the boat on the island isn't a bad idea...but if the island has a rocky coast, it usually means finding a different way back to the mainland.
The propane bit is noisy, and sometimes, you fly off the boat and end up in deeper water, rather than getting to the island. Also, this method, like grounding the boat, may require you to find alternate transportation back to the mainland.
Swimming is a good option provided there isn't a strong undertow, a sewage treatment plant nearby or a native population of hungry, toothy fish in the water surrounding the island.
Using the stern arch as the basis for an elastic slingshot isn't bad, provided your crew is willing to haul you forward and let you go. This works best if you are a wombat. Note: see wombatpault...
The halyard and mast option only works if you have a very good backstay adjuster and a fractional rig.
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
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