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Old 07-07-2011, 13:09   #16
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Re: I Didn't Run Aground - Honest !!

I really feel I need to comment here. We extensively cruised our Mariner 40 Sea Trek for over 17 years and with our six foot draft we have NEVER run aground, something we are very proud of. We have whoever, parked the boat in some very unusual places Chuck
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Old 07-07-2011, 13:39   #17
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Re: I Didn't Run Aground - Honest !!

I just ran aground last weekend in an area I thought I knew very well, just off of a well marked channel, ...well one side is marked. I backed off the channel to one side to turn around, just like I did a hundred times before and suddenly scraped bottom in what was once 6ft of water. Woops, a quick check of the chart showed an old spoil grounds, then I realised, ... they just redredged the channel last month.
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Old 07-07-2011, 13:47   #18
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Re: I Didn't Run Aground - Honest !!

hurmph... did it once in a slough I had no bidness being in. It was a stone cold bitch haulin her off the mud and turning her around...The log fish ate my prop and I wound up pullin her out for about 2 miles...

Man did THAT fix me from ever again not paying CLOSE attention to depth and obstacles...
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Old 07-07-2011, 13:54   #19
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Re: I Didn't Run Aground - Honest !!

Never ran aground,,,,,
just ran out of water
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There are enough sailors in the world, that there is probably someone run aground right now.

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Old 27-10-2011, 19:05   #21
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Re: I Didn't Run Aground - Honest !!

As a young kid growing up on a farm we always learnt that you weren't a proper horseman until you have fell off enough to know how to hang on tight! I think the same principle applies here, your not a sailor until you have "run out of water" enough times to learn not too!
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Old 31-10-2011, 18:07   #22
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Re: I Didn't Run Aground - Honest !!

I was actually auditioning for entertaining seals as I waited for high tide....
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I was actually auditioning for entertaining seals as I waited for high tide....
That sure looks like hard rowing to drag the anchor out to deeper water.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:24   #24
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The score so far: That's three for me and one for the wife. I suspect she may be a better sailor than I.
who cares what kind of sailor you are... your grammar is impeccable!!!!

'better than i'

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Re: I Didn't Run Aground - Honest !

Before they quit dredging the San Rafael channel in SF regularly, the City and the Corp of Engineers used to disagree regularly on where the Bay, Corp respnsibility, ended and City channel began. With a 6 foot draft you needed to take a run at getting over the 'hump' which neither govt institution felt was their job to keep clear. Pulled many a sailor off that obstacle which was impossble to avoid as it cut across the entire channel. This was in the early 80's as I recall. Still miss the Bay sailing though, Sara... cheers, Capt Phil
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Re: I Didn't Run Aground - Honest !

I know it says

SPEED
3
DEPTH
3

A quick look in the fog, slightly confused, etc, it says

SPEED
3
DEPTH
2

I read it backwards

Then it said

SPEED
0
DEPTH
99

Ahh, now I got it. Heh.

So the son is sent to the depths (1.5) to give a little push. Off we go.

I am ashamed still.
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Meh, I've been aground for a month before. A storm put me there and it took another one to float me off.



I wasn't even standing on shore when I took this picture. I'm 3/4 of the way down the length of the dock, standing in the shallows between two docks. I was wearing chest waders and carrying a tile scraper which was put to good use scraping the hull clean.

It's called "careening" if you do this intentionally. "Opportunistic" if you do it like I did.
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Re: I Didn't Run Aground - Honest !

We have three rules on our boat. 1. Only go aground at low tide. 2. Never anchor where birds are standing in the water. 3. Never sit on the conch shell. First two apply. Third was by unfortunate experience....
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Re: I Didn't Run Aground - Honest !

On topic of going around have a look at this photo of some poor fellow who went aground on the top of a 12 metre spring tide in the River Avon coming down from Bristol. I believe it was quite difficult to get off to say the least. You could hear his wife from the other side of the river.
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Re: I Didn't Run Aground - Honest !

I just stopped to see the girls in Bikini's.
You cant do that out to sea, Hahahahaha

Thats in the Maroochy river at low tide, Missed the channel in the dark,
Floated off with the next high tide.
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