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Re: Grounding on purpose

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Originally Posted by BreakAwayFL View Post
Hello again all.

I have seen pictures here, and also seen in person, individuals grounding their sailboat on purpose. Some look like they are spending the day/night somewhere, some don't.

How safe is this for the boat (sandy bottom presumed) and are there any suggestions on how to do this safely?

I'm thinking this could be an easy way to get some barnacles off while standing next to the boat!

Fair winds!
It can be done. Some boats, such as those with bilge keels are designed to do so.



In some locations tidal grids exist so that boats can rest on the bottom for "underwater" repairs. Many modern fin keel boats do not have keels strong enough to withstand this. In the Bay Fundy grounding at the dock is standard fair.



When done intentionally it is called "careening"

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