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07-31-2014 07:51 PM
Group9
Re: The run aground poll

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Originally Posted by TropicCat View Post
I ran aground a year ago sailing a friends 27 Cape Dory. Took a lot of ribbing at the time as I honestly was surprised when we ran around when it shoaled in 4' of water. In my boat, if I run aground I can hop over the side and push off and don't even get my knees wet.
There is a sand bar in Orange Beach, AL that a friend of mine who lives there calls "[Group9] shoal." We were sailing side by side one day, he in his Hunter 30 and me in my Cape Dory 25D when he suddenly turned away. He was yelling at me and I didn't know what he was saying until I came up hard aground.

Capd Dory's kind of stick where they hit on sand.
07-29-2014 12:57 PM
TropicCat
Re: The run aground poll

I ran aground a year ago sailing a friends 27 Cape Dory. Took a lot of ribbing at the time as I honestly was surprised when we ran around when it shoaled in 4' of water. In my boat, if I run aground I can hop over the side and push off and don't even get my knees wet.
07-29-2014 11:49 AM
nolatom
Re: The run aground poll

Can we just refer to it as "insufficient heeling"?

Then yes.
07-29-2014 11:36 AM
Sublime
Re: The run aground poll

When I was learning how to load mine on the trailer, I did a doozy. I was bringing mine up to the trailer and missed. Instead of throwing her into reverse, I brought her about. The ass end swung towards shore, I heard a scrape and puckered. Then a BAM! and was thrown off my perch as Penelope came to a hault.
I had stabbed the boat ramp nicely. I had no power after that even though the outboard still whirred. Busted that little rod that's supposed to bust so the prop and motor don't get damaged when it hits.
With about 10 lookie-loos on shore, I hopped off the boat into the water, worked it off the ramp and then tied a rope and dragged the thing to the trailer with a red face.
07-29-2014 11:28 AM
Bene505
Re: The run aground poll

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I ran aground in my transient slip this past weekend. Keel buried at low tide. That count?
I believe it doesn't count since you weren't moving. You 'were' aground but you didn't 'run' aground. (However it's a legitimate grounding in terms of your bottom paint.)

Regards,
Brad
07-29-2014 07:36 AM
Minnewaska
Re: The run aground poll

I ran aground in my transient slip this past weekend. Keel buried at low tide. That count?
07-28-2014 08:33 PM
AlaskaMC
Re: The run aground poll

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Originally Posted by sailak View Post
I've been within a boat length of the shore and still been in 40' of water
Heck man, be honest, up here being a boat length from shore in 40 feet is a great anchorage.

I slept this weekend on 4 to 1 scope with my stern so close to shore depending on the wind direction that I could nearly touch it.

As far as running aground, we did it the day after we bought our boat.
07-28-2014 05:49 PM
sailak
Re: The run aground poll

I find talk of "those that have and those that will" somewhat alarming. My sailing area is very deep with very steep shore in general. I've been within a boat length of the shore and still been in 40' of water so for me running aground means I have run into an island.

That all changes in some of the glacial fjords we visit. On our last trip I very nearly touched bottom…depth from the sounder went from 40+' to 9' within about a boat length. I expected to touch, I sounded off with a hearty "Oh S*&%!" but we got lucky.
07-28-2014 04:27 PM
Bene505
Re: The run aground poll

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
Oh sweet Jayzuss I'm tempted.
Glad you exercised restraint. Loaded wenches...

Regards,
Brad
07-07-2014 10:06 PM
scratchee
Re: The run aground poll

I prefer to say, "My keel touched the bottom," because when I say that I ran aground, I know that non-sailors imagine my boat lying up on the beach like the SS Minnow.
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