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I also motor with the main up and sheeted in.
Pray tell why? I see lots of people doing this and it seems like a great way to wear out a mainsail. I hear people talk about "motorsailing" but if you're motoring dead into your apparent wind the sail can't be helping....

Sorry for the hyjack. The water is deep up here. It's practically a trivia question to find out where, in the hundreds of anchorages and sailing areas, you would benefit from a shoal draft.

Lets see what hasn't been mentioned.... Roscoe bay, shallow bay (duh!), Mats-Mats. Yup, that's all I can name of off the top of my head (in 30 seconds or less) from Seattle to Desolation Sound. Heck, I usually end up anchoring in 40ft.

Every time my depth sounder actually shows a reading when I'm under way it is either an error, or a possible sharktopus sighting.

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Pray tell why? I see lots of people doing this and it seems like a great way to wear out a mainsail. I hear people talk about "motorsailing" but if you're motoring dead into your apparent wind the sail can't be helping....
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In light air, calm seas I can get a bit a lift.

In wave action, it dampens the motion of the boat.

If the main is flogging I will bear away a bit.

If the wind picks up, I am ready to sail. If I have engine problems I can sail.

I am also "anal" about putting the halyard on prior to leaving the dock and taking it off when we get back. The sail cover also stays off until I am at a dock. BTW I hate stack packs.

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Re: Shoal Keel in Puget Sound

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[drift]

In light air, calm seas I can get a bit a lift.

In wave action, it dampens the motion of the boat.

If the main is flogging I will bear away a bit.

If the wind picks up, I am ready to sail. If I have engine problems I can sail.

I am also "anal" about putting the halyard on prior to leaving the dock and taking it off when we get back. The sail cover also stays off until I am at a dock. BTW I hate stack packs.

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+1 to all of that. I also like the increase visible impact of having a main up.. Ferries and tugs and stinkpotters more likely to see you sooner, esp the fast moving ones.

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Roscoe bay, shallow bay (duh!),
Shallow entrance, like Conover Cove on Wallace, but it's a rare day you can't get in and out at some point, even with 6+ feet draft.

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