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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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The ground moved in my way.....I swear it did
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But I have not yet sailed a boat onto the ground and got it stuck.
Then you don't know what you're missing!!! All those shoal anchorages and shallow river entrances you could be exploring..


I've not run aground on my own boat.. yet... ..but I've run other people's boats aground, so I guess that counts. Hey, I even ran the Womboat aground once (he claims twice, but I'm sticking with once).. Poor 'ol Fuzzy - I can still remember the look on his face.

Having said that, I do fully subscribe to the Don Bamford quote: "Only two sailors in my experience never ran aground: one never left port and the other was an atrocious liar.."
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I've run aground and scraped the barnacles off the nose of the keel where I'd run aground and scraped the bottom paint off.
I bought a boat and the former owner watched me sail away from his dock, expecting me to run aground on a shallows in the channel, but I avoided the one where he was watching. It was the three others that I plowed after I got out of eyesight that were bad. And the one where the boat nearly laid over on it's side outside the channel but I managed to get off before the Sea-Tow people decided to answer my call! Note to self, "The Captain should never show fear, no matter how close he thinks he is to losing the ship" It has a negative effect on morale of the crew.
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Oh, heck ya!!
After reading the above posts and saying..yup did that one, and that one, and that one too!!
Up too and including launching the boat off the trailer, and promptly getting it stuck.
You certainly learn new and exciting skills with this method
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Just like with a bike...Those that have hit the ground and those that will

We all just hope it is soft and on a rising tide...
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Never in a sail boat but I was periphally involved in a grounding incident in the channel on approach to Charleston on a nuke submarine.
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Ironically, I've been boating in the Chesapeake Bay for more than a half century and only run aground once. Ran aground three times in the ICW, though.

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But I had a lighthouse hit me!!!!! see HERE

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if you believe this, and that I have not run EVERY boat aground at least once that I have owned, some on purpose......I have an ACTIVE volcano in SW Washington state, USA I can sell you.....CHEEP!! or is that CHEAP!
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I am not aground at this moment.
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Last time I had the keel off I installed a "sled runner" on the bottom of it. That probably tells you enough!

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