Originally Posted by Teeto
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.