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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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I ran aground a year ago sailing a friends 27 Cape Dory. Took a lot of ribbing at the time as I honestly was surprised when we ran around when it shoaled in 4' of water. In my boat, if I run aground I can hop over the side and push off and don't even get my knees wet.
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I ran aground a year ago sailing a friends 27 Cape Dory. Took a lot of ribbing at the time as I honestly was surprised when we ran around when it shoaled in 4' of water. In my boat, if I run aground I can hop over the side and push off and don't even get my knees wet.
There is a sand bar in Orange Beach, AL that a friend of mine who lives there calls "[Group9] shoal." We were sailing side by side one day, he in his Hunter 30 and me in my Cape Dory 25D when he suddenly turned away. He was yelling at me and I didn't know what he was saying until I came up hard aground.

Capd Dory's kind of stick where they hit on sand.
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