Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, NY
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Assuming you avoid rocks, it is good to remember that you only run aground in shallow water (duh), so it is sometimes possible to get one or two crew off to lighten up the boat. As far as kedging is concerned, while a dinghy is the best way to get it far enough from the boat, another way to get good purchase for the anchor is to drop it at the end of the boat opposite from where it is attached. So if you need to move towards the direction of the stern, drop it from the stern but led from the bow. You will then have the length of the boat to add to the scope and can often get a good grip. Then haul on the anchor line to swing the boat. and pull it in the right direction.