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View Poll Results: Have you ever run aground when sailing?
Yes, I have run aground 123 79.35%
No, but I'm lying, I have run aground... bump there I go again 32 20.65%
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Re: The run aground poll

Even the pros get it wrong.

OOPS I am on a reef!

MAJOR OOPS I am on a reef that is shown on the charts!

MAJOR OOPS WITH KNOBS ON I am on a reef that is shown on the charts, AND I am on the wrong side of the channel markers!

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Re: The run aground poll

I have run aground on hard and soft bottoms, in the fog at night, and in so-called "channels". Have always managed to kedge off without calling for a tow. When poking around slowly, when you might run up on an uncharted/questionable bar, it helps to have a light anchor (I have a small Danforth) to quickly throw out as far as you can in the appropriate direction to get a quick bite and pull off.
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Re: The run aground poll

The first time I ever put my boat in the water, I ran aground almost before leaving the dock. I got it off the trailer, parked the truck, got in the boat, and put the outboard in reverse. The outboard mount was not low enough in the water, so the motor could hardly move the boat. As I revved the engine, I managed to get a boat length back form the dock, and the crosswind took over, and blew me aground into the harbor wall. I had to jump in the water and drag the boat back to the dock. It was a proud moment. That said, setting the bar that low has made all of my subsequent sailing excursions seem like rousing successes.
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Re: The run aground poll

Well, does hitting a floating object that is attached to the ground count?
If so, then I have run aground on your boat.

If you haven't run aground yet then you are not taking enough chances.
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Re: The run aground poll

Sailin in the Gulf of Mexico, If I don't run aground at least once when I'm out sailing, it means I'm not trying hard enough to have fun.
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Re: The run aground poll

Every time I sail my Hobie!

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Re: The run aground poll

This poll is crap because I have done the ICW.

Talking about mud larks...

Who built that channel and then half filled it in?

Did they know I was coming?


But at least I got myself off all 4 times



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Re: The run aground poll

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An old saying...you've never been to the Chesapeake(or lied) if one hasn't run aground at least once...
Yep, been there and done that
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Re: The run aground poll

ye aint been around if ye aint been aground.

when yer aground ye wont drag anchor


i always park my 6 ft 6 deep draft sail boat in 5 ft of water. no problem.....it will float a couple times a day harder to steal it that way.....

rodlmffao...

we touched ha ha ha ha ha bottom in my uncles boat when i was 8 or so...and some few times thereafter...... get out the lead line seehow much water we have....


every so often moving around here i touch bottom, until i was anchored in about 5 and half feet water with my deep keel...lol i am 6´6 draft. stands up proud and tall on her keel, as she is designed to do .
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Re: The run aground poll

More like I've had the ground come up at me. Anchored in water that was too shallow for the tidal range and ended up on the hard.

Nearly lost two fingers in the process.

But I have not yet sailed a boat onto the ground and got it stuck.
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