I have recently purchased a home on a canal where I have now docked my Gulfstar
is about 5 1/2 with an encapsulated keel
and on a few days out of the month when the water
level gets low enough the boat is on the bottom and leaning a good 10-15 degrees. I am worried about what damage this could cause to the boat over time. I've had a few locals give me ideas to get some of the sand out, mainly to tie my tender
to the bow and run it for several hours so the outboard
can blow some of the sand out.
space is also wide, I have the boat against the dock
which is the shallower side, I can place the boat a few feet out in deeper water
but I would then just need to make a bridge so I can get onto the boat.
How serious is this problem beyond being inconvenient? I know a lot of guys will beach their boats intentionally to do bottom jobs, but having the boat lay like that as often as it does is worrying me.