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After a soft grounding Dont sweat it? 10 71.43%
After a soft grounding Go for a swim to be sure 4 28.57%
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Re: Soft grounding, Do I need to Check?

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.. Especially, to look closely for any hairlines in the rudder, which would lead to water intrusion to come.
Even a soft grounding can lead to pressures that will split the skin on a rudder, or bend the rudder post. Or clog an intake.
That keel would have to be about a foot or two buried in the mud before the rudder would have a shot at hitting ground. And a pretty sturdy rudder at that...just dont let anyone try pulling you off stern-first...

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Re: Soft grounding, Do I need to Check?

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That keel would have to be about a foot or
two buried in the mud before the rudder would have a shot at hitting
ground. And a pretty sturdy rudder at that...just
donít let anyone try pulling you off
stern-first
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Well!!! My sailing partner drove into the mud and stayed right there
till the tow boat us got there. then they tied to the bow cleat and
thru the mooring shoe. They spun the boat around and pulled it out
nose first. The snatched a little too hard and broke the mooring show.
They did not pull it backward. the keel would have Doug in. that keel
sweeps back quite a bit
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Re: Soft grounding, Do I need to Check?

Man, I've had soft groundings almost once a year, though all were short term. I'd go with bljones's course of action.

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Re: Soft grounding, Do I need to Check?

I do have to ask- if it was your partner who grounded the boat, how come you're the one doing the diving? The stucker is the swimmer, that's the rule.

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Re: Soft grounding, Do I need to Check?

I've soft grounded 500,000,002 times and never had a problem. Of course I swam down to make sure and checked inside to make sure.

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