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Old 11-19-2011
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Has Anyone Purposefully Beached Their 23?

I saw a picture of a tall ship long ago beached to do work on the hull when the tide went out. I guess that's how they did it back then. But has anyone gone aground on purpose with their boat at the beach? Can you describe the experience?
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Simple with a bilge keeler,
just head in when the tide is ebbing till she bumps .
Keep a few revs on till she settles.
I do it all the time at a local cove were theres no rocks.
Always put a stern anvhor out to pull my self into deeper water when the tide returtnes.
Great fror a quiet night or to check the hull.
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