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Old 15-01-2014, 20:56   #16
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kh45 beach nicely (Christmas 2013 - Blake Island, WA)
The bridgedeck clearance on this boat is disgusting! Really nice picture.
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Re: Which Hulls Can Be Safely Beached, and Which Must Be Hauled ?

I think the very shallow draught is misleading you. The bridgedeck clearance looks pretty good to me.
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I think the OP would like some more practical advice and so would I. We want to beach our 45 foot cat on a nice gentle sloping beach. Tide range is only about 1.5m. No problem with mini keels or rudders and it has been beached before. Question is, do you go in after the tide has fallen 100mm and actually run it aground. Or is it better to put an anchor down and back in? Assuming off shore winds to get off, is a shore side anchor necessary?
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Re: Which Hulls Can Be Safely Beached, and Which Must Be Hauled ?

> Question is, do you go in after the tide has fallen 100mm and actually run it aground.

Depends entirely on the forecast for the next two tides, the wind forecast for the next 24 hours and whether you want to get off on the next tide or the next day.

It does pay to both have a kedge anchor to sea and a shore line (generally our shore line is the bower anchor carried and buried ashore)
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Old 16-01-2014, 06:31   #20
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I think the very shallow draught is misleading you. The bridgedeck clearance looks pretty good to me.
I was being sarcastic. The clearance is great!
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I think the OP would like some more practical advice and so would I. We want to beach our 45 foot cat on a nice gentle sloping beach. Tide range is only about 1.5m. No problem with mini keels or rudders and it has been beached before. Question is, do you go in after the tide has fallen 100mm and actually run it aground. Or is it better to put an anchor down and back in? Assuming off shore winds to get off, is a shore side anchor necessary?
I'd suggest going in at least 1hr before high water trailing a kedge anchor set in deeper water.. bow first..
If on the falling side of Springs and Neaps I'd do it 2hrs before high water...
Bow in gives you the option of using the engine to help you get off in a hurry as soon as the stern is floating...
Just go in far enough to kiss the sand.. don't charge up the beach
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I think the OP would like some more practical advice and so would I. We want to beach our 45 foot cat on a nice gentle sloping beach. Tide range is only about 1.5m. No problem with mini keels or rudders and it has been beached before. Question is, do you go in after the tide has fallen 100mm and actually run it aground. Or is it better to put an anchor down and back in? Assuming off shore winds to get off, is a shore side anchor necessary?
We always anchor close to high tide in a comfortable depth - maybe 1' under us, then wait for the tide to go out. As said, check tide charts first. You don't want to anchor at the top of springs.

We'll use a stern anchor if there's a risk of the wind/tide causing us to drift over the bow anchor.
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kh45 beach nicely (Christmas 2013 - Blake Island, WA)
hello neighbor! Love your boat. Did you build her yourself. Where do you moor her would love to paddle by for a look at her lines.

We are in Gig Harbor
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