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View Poll Results: Have you ever run aground when sailing?
Yes, I have run aground 97 80.83%
No, but I'm lying, I have run aground... bump there I go again 23 19.17%
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The run aground poll

Here's quick poll on running aground. Please be honest when you answer.

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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...
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Not only have I run aground ... I've done it on purpose.
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Re: The run aground poll

Some people say long distance cruising is about fixing your boat in exotic places. This is very true. It is also true that it about running aground in exotic places (or at least trying not to run aground, but not always being successful).
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On Barnegat Bay if you have four feet of water under your keel you're in deep water !

The good news is it's usually a bump on soft sand not a hard grounding.
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Re: The run aground poll

I have sailed the Bahamas Turks and Caicos ICW Chesapeake and the Potomac.

Off course I have run aground, sometimes under sail, sometimes under power and sometimes when at anchor.
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Re: The run aground poll

Not yet. *crosses fingers, toes, anything else that will cross*. Here, aground usually means at best you have hit a large rock causing damage, or you are hard aground on a rocky shore.
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Re: The run aground poll

I should say, my husband ran aground! I pointed out the shoal to him well in advance but as we got closer it "looked" ok to him despite what the depth sounder (and charts) indicated, lol. I was down below quickly grabbing some food and when I felt the large bump and came up, he got the stink eye! But, we were in a race and the others that sailed by us haven't let us forget it! We have our badge of shame...
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Re: The run aground poll

I think the fact that I have yet to do so is indicative of something I'm not doing right. I don't have a depth finder, so I play it safe. Probably too safe. I bounce harbor to harbor and never anchor. That will change this season, I hope. Not the running aground thing, the anchoring one!
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I live in the Granite State!

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