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Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
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While I agree with those who wonder why you would willingly berth your boat in a slip that you know will regularly be too shallow for you to get in to or out of, I see keels in the mud all the time here in the San Francisco Bay Area. The bottom is generally a very soft, deep mud and unless the keel is bouncing on something hard that is buried in the mud, damage is a real rarity. Repeated mud immersions will abrade bottom paint off or render it inert, however.