Originally Posted by belizesailor
As all the pics have shown, very close, but something to be aware of...when you are close enough to touch bottom...waves or wakes can be bad, very bad. Only try this in very protected waters.
Yes, there is a requirement for just a little common sense.
We don't beach our boat where freighters or ferries can pass. In fact we don't dry out in anywhere exposed. We generally look for all round shelter, clean sand bottoms and clear water
so we can see where we're going to sit.
With us, beaching the boat isn't usually the primary goal. It's being in the fantastic, very sheltered, picturesque anchorages
that can only be visited by being able to take to the bottom.