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View Poll Results: What is the best thing to do while aground?
Practice your ab crunches while leaning off the salon table into the aisle 0 0%
Practice yoga, especially tree pose 1 4.76%
Go hard clam digging right off your leeward toerail 6 28.57%
Brag to everyone about how you wanted to dry her bottom out anyway 3 14.29%
Do some real analytic thinking about how well your food items are stored. Just open a cabinet and see what flies out. 2 9.52%
Meditate on the phrase "two anchors are better than one" 2 9.52%
Find out how comfortable it actually is to sleep on the wall rather than the mattress 5 23.81%
See how skilled you are at pouring a drink while leaning over 45 degrees 6 28.57%
Learn new ways to stabilize yourself and try not to slide off the head 2 9.52%
Wonder why, after all, you didn't buy that catamaran instead! 2 9.52%
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Old 16-10-2011, 05:50   #16
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Re: Top Ten Things to Do While Aground

Went diving.
Took some pictures of a beautiful coral head alongside our boat.
Can’t find them now, but here’s “Southbound”, slightly askew.
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Old 16-10-2011, 05:58   #17
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Re: Top Ten Things to Do While Aground

You will probably be wondering how you are going to use the heads for the next 12 hours now the boat is at 45 degrees and you are surrounded by mud.

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Re: Top Ten Things to Do While Aground

Scrub the bottom.

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Old 16-10-2011, 14:55   #19
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Re: Top Ten Things to Do While Aground

Went to the site. It was hilarious watching the black cat trying to spread its feet trying to get his footing. Didn't look like he understood what was going on. Good way to have fun with the camera with everyone leaning over so much.
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y'all forgot sex.
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Old 16-10-2011, 18:16   #21
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Re: Top Ten Things to Do While Aground

Well, I think that sometime before the water returned I'd be looking for the hatchboards, checking that all the ports and deck hatches were dogged, stuffing any dorades or engine room vents with towels and generally assuring that if she was slow to rise that water would stay on the outside.

Putting an anchor out to deeper water would be advisable as well.

When all that was done, an underwater hull inspection/cleaning is a good time killer, followed by an adult beverage and a display of patience.

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I belong to a yacht club that requires that the first thing a member should do upon going aground is to strike the burgee.
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Kamasutra.

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Who might that be?
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I belong to a yacht club that requires that the first thing a member should do upon going aground is to strike the burgee.
Sounds like another club full of marina sitters.

Avoid.

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Sounds like another club full of marina sitters.

Avoid.
You couldn't be farther from the truth. It's a club in the south bay where the water gets quite thin and where active sailors will tend to go aground more frequently than those who sail deeper water. Their cruising and racing fleets are both quite active--it's not uncommon to see 30 boats turn out for the beer can series, and to see 20 boat show up for cruises.
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--it's not uncommon to see 30 boats turn out for the beer can series,
And I guess only 29 return?
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That sure was fun!
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Re: Top Ten Things to Do While Aground

It's been a few decades now but running aground in a remote, sandy, protected bay in Barclay Sound on Vancouver Islands' west coast was one delightful experience. With a fast falling tide, we were quickly lying with the toe rail in the water. A couple of glasses of wine, and off we went digging a bucket of clams in less than 5 minutes. Back to the boat, filled the bucket with fresh sea water to let the clams spit, off with the wet clothes to dry them out on top of the coach house, finished off the wine bottle and opened another. Took it and strolled ashore with a blanket, drank wine in the sun lying starkers on the beach for a few hours... marvelous memories while we waited for the tide to refloat us. To me running aground is what you make it... Capt Phil
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