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hughes 29 a question

I,ve recently bought a hughes 29 and want to paint the bottom. I am wondering how it will sit on the bottom. the fin looks too short to sit on a gov. dock grid where the cross beams are spaced almost 8 ft. apart. looking at the profile of the boat it appears that the fore and aft balance is good. does anyone have any information on this to share?
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Re: hughes 29 a question

It's kinda tricky to put these kinds of boats on tide grids, although in this case from the profile drawing the keel is quite flat/level at the bottom and it appears that she might balance well there.

I'd be certain where the keel tip is in relationship to the deck, and be equally sure that you're sitting between the beams (if there's a pad there) or squarely on a beam if the beams are open in between. However sitting on that single beam wouldn't make me very comfortable and finding the proper 'balance' point will be trickier - and nothing for it if you get it wrong... the tide will still keep falling

"Gov't dock" sounds like a Canadian thing to say.. where are you located?

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