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And then there's those folks who run aground on a falling tide... and quickly get out the brushes and the buckets and start scrubbing as the boat dries to make it LOOK like they did it on purpose!
When I did my first navigation course, the following was a bit of advise.

WHEN you run aground on Spanish Banks, the first thing you do is take the largest towel you have on board, and cover your transom (and the name of your boat).
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Waves aren't be too much of an issue in the Keys. You could stand at water's edge for an hour and not get your ankles wet. Wake, however, I'll have to be careful about.

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When I did my first navigation course, the following was a bit of advise.

WHEN you run aground on Spanish Banks, the first thing you do is take the largest towel you have on board, and cover your transom (and the name of your boat).
It took a lot of groundings before word got around that the fixed markers had effectively been "moved inland" by the continuing buildup of the Bank. I stay well clear but I understand the edge is pushing 100 feet out past them now.
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It took a lot of groundings before word got around that the fixed markers had effectively been "moved inland" by the continuing buildup of the Bank. I stay well clear but I understand the edge is pushing 100 feet out past them now.
At low tide now if you do a transit between posts it's will inshore of the extent of the bank. Very steep drop off, though, and watching the sounder it's possible to sail by within easy hailing distance of people walking on the beach (and talking to the redfaced owner of the boat lying there on its side)
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At low tide now if you do a transit between posts it's will inshore of the extent of the bank. Very steep drop off, though, and watching the sounder it's possible to sail by within easy hailing distance of people walking on the beach (and talking to the redfaced owner of the boat lying there on its side)
He's only red faced because he's scrubbing so hard, not because he's embarrassed.
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Re: Grounding on purpose

When I was sailing my last boat, a single keeler, I had all the dryout places, where there was a flat bottom alongside a rock face , dry at low tide only, cased out. I was never very far from a place where I could lean her against the rocks, take a halyard to a tree, and dry her out. Never had to do a haulout.
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