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Old 17-09-2015, 14:57   #16
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Old 18-09-2015, 03:17   #17
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Why didn't you simply short haul it?
By "short haul" do you mean lift it with a crane and clean it in the slings? That's what I usually do. That costs $300 in Cowes (cheapest place around here), and I have to remove the backstay.

The alternative, which I really like, is the Sea Lift system, where the boat is lifted by a floating docking with a ballast tank. This is even more expensive. But you are in and out within an hour -- fantastic efficiency.

A diver (the way lots of people in the US do it) might be better yet for normal cleaning and anodes, but that service is not offered here for a reasonable price. Besides that, I like to look over everything under the waterline myself.
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Good one Dockhead...
Next time it'll be much easier..
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Old 18-09-2015, 04:02   #19
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I admire the bold move to stand your boat straight up on it's keel. In our younger cruising days we elected to lay to one side and mold our form into the sand during the ebb. I like the rule used by those with too much drink, "You can't fall off the floor"! We would choose a sandy protected beach with a steep bank and lay over by about 30 to 40 degrees. Port on one tide and starboard on the next.

I'll admit to doing this at half my current age! I don't choose to work as hard now. It's a great achievement on your part!
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Ahhhhh... Careening.. another of 'The Old Ways..'
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Old 18-09-2015, 05:32   #21
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Well done Dockhead, the first time is the most exciting and never forgotten
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Old 18-09-2015, 06:05   #22
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Hmmmmm......show me that system in south texas All the boatyards here pressure wash next to the haul out slip.
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In the Fl panhandle you pressure wash where you like, usually right at the haul out, come to think of it, we did exactly that in Daytona too for the Survey.

But with a tidal range of about a foot or two, I guess I could dry out my dinghy, but not much else
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