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Old 02-16-2007
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My Boat has a 4'-6" draft and when the wind blows from the North it blows all the water out of the creek and my vessel sits on its keel in its slip. The bottom is soft mud and the area where the keel is has been wollowed out from the keel by the natural rocking of the boat in the slip. The bottom line I guess is that it depends a lot on the make up of the bottom of the slip. We bottom out regularly with no consequence. Our only down side is that we can't get out when this occurs

Fair Winds,

Bill
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