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Re: Grounding on purpose

Originally Posted by nolatom View Post
I thought careening referred the listing of the hull if it had no side support. But I've also heard it refer to tying up alongside the side of a rock-wall slip to sand and repaint the bottom *real quick* during one low tide period, typically on a spring tide where you get an extra foot or two (40' sloop at the town landing pier in Marblehead was the one I remember).
Careening is laying a boat on its side when the tide goes out. Tying up to a drying dock is known as "drying out alongside". A variant of it is a "tide grid" which is a platform or grid between close set pilings that dries on low tides.

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