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Well...got that outta the way

Stuck my boat in the mud yesterday so that is one less thing I have to do now
I was chasing my compass canvas that went over while coming into the cove and when I missed it with the hook the first two times I should have let Poseidon have it but NOOOOOOO.

I just to make that last circle and stick my keel in the mud. I had to wait a half hour for the tide, that 13hp Volvo is a real powerhouse...LOL
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I'm one ahead of you. I just finished repairing my keel from my first good grounding (mine was rocks rather than sand).

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I'm one ahead of you. I just finished repairing my keel from my first good grounding (mine was rocks rather than sand).
That's a lotta keel to bump, I hope your repairs went well
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I've been there. But in my case it was 3-4 hours, not 30 minutes. I used the time to take care of a few projects aboard the boat. What did you do?

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I've been there. But in my case it was 3-4 hours, not 30 minutes. I used the time to take care of a few projects aboard the boat. What did you do?
Cleaned up and put the sail cover on, we were only a couple of minutes from my mooring. I did have a quick cigar and wave to everyone wondering why I was just sitting there as well...
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Just a note here.

Be careful backing out of a grounding if your rudder is almost as deep as your keel. grounding can affect your rudder also

Two weeks ago we had blowout tides on the Chesapeake. We were down an extra 3 ft. A friend who backs his boat into the slip usually came down took is boat out, came back from sailing K turned and started backing onto his slip like he usually does without thinking. Hit the mud most of the way into the slip and snapped the rudder in half at the same time threw him into the rear stanchions from the violent torque on the wheel.

Before grounding best practice is to get some "heel" on the boat by swinging out the boom with something heavy on the end.to get


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Sunday was a nice sail at the mouth of the bay, the rollers were about eight feet.

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Sunday was a nice sail at the mouth of the bay, the rollers were about eight feet.
Yeah...I caught good wind once I got down by the T-wharf, I could see it blowing up the east passage and headed that way to get me some. It must have been great where you were.
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