Mud Hen #69, Mad Hatter
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Upstate NY
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Precision 23 is a fine sailing boat but you'd snap or bury the rudder to "beach" it with the tide. It also has a bit of a shoal keel and likely could not balance itself on that without careful dock-line management. --- I take part of that back - the P-23 has a kick up rudder so as long as you remember to lift that it will be protected.
A Nimble 20 could sit flat (it has a sharpie rudder no deeper than the skeg, as does the Nimble 24. A boat with a number of sailing faults but very versitile in thin waters. We had both and trailer-sailed them all over the Eastern Shore from Havre de Grace to Crisfield.
There are several English designs with bilge-keels that are designed to settle dry in high-tidal areas,; but you pay a price with added drag of a second keel.
Charlie P. Mud Hen 17 #69 Mad Hatter
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Last edited by Delirious; 11-10-2008 at 12:08 AM.