Originally Posted by maxingout
Very odd. Flat seas. He must not have tried very hard to get himself ungrounded unless he was inside a giant sand bar.
Not too odd, these are not "seas". This is the lagoon
called Lake Worth
that includes the ICW
and lies between Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. What's odd is that the schooner was allowed to lean away from the beach. It's a simple task to influence the lean after grounding in calm water on a sandy beach. When we used to careen for a "do it youself" bottom job, we would tie a line to a halyard
from the masthead where, with great leverage, we could easily lean the boat to shore and not risk being swamped.