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Re: Minimum Depth For Slip?
Great information everyone.
i am in a little protected cove that doesn't get much wave, wind, or wake action. A knucklehead jet skier once in awhile. it is a private cove, no wake area.
i would definitely not keep the boat here if i thought there was any chance of the keel getting pile driven in to the bottom. good point.
i am pretty sure that entire weight of boat is supported by keel when they haul out. I have watched this process many times, and it appears that the jack stands are just used to keep the boat upright.
i will not keep the boat here if keel is resting on hard bottom.
we have minus tides this week, and i am going to measure depth at that time to see where i am really at.
i'm going to dive my slip this morning and probe the bottom to determine the depth of the mud.
i am a technical scuba diver, and would have no problem diving below my boat every month to dig and keep keel clear of mud. i wouldn't dredge whole slip, just where keel is.
if i go for it, and it becomes too much of an inconvenience, or potentially can damage the boat, i will move it.
one thing i failed to mention is that i had a pretty serious motorcycle accident last year. it has been 11 months, and i am still in a walking cast. the ramp, parking, and docks are very easy to negotiate. hopefully cast comes off soon, but i know it will never fully heal, and i do like this marina because of the ease of access.
thanks again for everyone's input.
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Pacific Beach, CA
Last edited by BlueWaterBlair; 07-15-2012 at 11:39 AM.