Re: The run aground poll
I've had a lot of fun running aground. One great one was a rather windy day with full sails up. I start thinking about tacking before getting in shallow water. Get the wheel turned over and start undoing the Genoa sheet. When the boat comes upright it stops suddenly. Took a bit with the motor but finally backed about a hundred yards to get into deeper water.
It doesn't bother me much around where I sail as it's all thick muck I the bottom. The only time it did was last November with a fresh bottom job I found the shallow spot leading away from the boatyard. Not happy about that one.