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Re: Grounding on purpose
It took a lot of groundings before word got around that the fixed markers had effectively been "moved inland" by the continuing buildup of the Bank. I stay well clear but I understand the edge is pushing 100 feet out past them now.
At low tide now if you do a transit between posts it's will inshore of the extent of the bank. Very steep drop off, though, and watching the sounder it's possible to sail by within easy hailing distance of people walking on the beach (and talking to the redfaced owner of the boat lying there on its side
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)