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The legs will probably work quite well—but you'll probably want a large foot plate to prevent it from sinking into the bottom and to spread the weight out. However, if there is any wind or wakes from passing boats, the boat could bounce on the bottom...so it would matter what the bottom consists of. If it is just soft mud, it should be fine, if it is hard sand or has rocks in it...the boat may not fair so well.
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You know, I am going to go back to what I said initially: Pull the boat. Put it on stands. Why take the chance of damage? It is not as if you are coming into the prime time for sailing anyway!!

Then, I would seriously consdier another lake. Just my opinion though. It is your boat.

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Lake Hefner is a man made lake in the northwest corner of Oklahoma City. It is a reservoir for the city. It actually sits pretty high up above the level of the city for the most part so the winds come whipping across it quite fiercely. The wind is great for sailing but it is a small lake all things considered. The marinas I am familiar with have travel lifts and hard storage areas so I don't understand the problem with pulling the boat and putting it on the hard. The bottom is generally red clay mud so putting legs on it should work but if it were me I'd pull it and make sure everything is okay.
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Two days of replies and we have not heard back from the original poster.
Maybe he is motoring over to the travel lift right now.
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I'm on texoma as well, and the lake has risen quite nicely. I'm over at one of the "other" marinas but I can highly recommend where cruisingdad parks his tub too.... (depending on where you are in relationship to the breakwater) (oh, dad... I'm 5 minutes from 'da boat, jealous?)
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Oh thank you Cardiac for throwing that one out at me... so do me a favor, would you go throw some wax on there for me?

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Be careful what you ask for...he might just use the wrong wax... how's a deck full of earwax sound...
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I dont know, SD, does ear wax meet ABYC standards?
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I dont know, SD, does ear wax meet ABYC standards?
I don't know..and if they had a committee on seeing about that, I don't want to know about it...
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