There used to be a product that resembled an indoor outdoor carpet. It attached to the davits on the bow of the boat on either side...when you beach it was hooked up and dangled in front of the boat in the water. As you beach it runs under the boat and wedged itself under the bow. When you leave it will come out and then you can remove the pad. I used a piece of carpet and bungee cords.......worked great. I was beaching a 430 Carver on river gravel.