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Old 25-10-2010, 02:25   #1
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Beaching a Bilge Keeler

OK I am buying a 7 meter Bilge Keeler pocket Yacht weighing 1.4 tonne. I am coming into a quiet little Bay and I want to beach her on the sand with the Tide out half way. Do i nose it in until it stops with a rear anchor out or do some other trick so that I can get in without damage and off with a minimum of fuss when the Tide is half way in. Cheers
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If it were me doing it, I'd drop the anchor from the bow and motor back until I was just touching. I'd want the bow facing the sea because if the wind picked up, that's where I'd want the waves to be. I'd not worry too much about it though, bilge keels sit out on drying mooring here in the UK and they end up where the wind and tide takes them before they touch.

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Many thanks. Makes sense when you think about it.
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Re: Beaching a Bilge Keeler

I have beached my Alan Wright 7.7 Trekka and found it was quite a drop to the beach so be prepared to extend your rear ladder or go for the high jump
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If it were me doing it, I'd drop the anchor from the bow and motor back until I was just touching. I'd want the bow facing the sea because if the wind picked up, that's where I'd want the waves to be. I'd not worry too much about it though, bilge keels sit out on drying mooring here in the UK and they end up where the wind and tide takes them before they touch.

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