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Re: Grounding on purpose

Careening is also accomplished by placing a full or long keel boat to a steep sandy shore, usually with about 10 to 15 degrees bow to the shore, and securely anchoring whie the tide falls and the boat leans to shore. We select a series of increasingly higher tides in order to turn around and clean and paint each side of the boat. Just as the sand molds around your feet when standing in a receding wave on shore, the boat is molded, as the ebb flows, into a form offering great support. This is the careening I am accustomed to, not standing a boat on it's keel; though I am aware of this as a common practice in some locales. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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