Well, spring is at hand and the cold, cold waters of Alaska
and last spring's 3 weeks on the hard
do not warrant a full haul-out, but I would like to inspect the hull
. Luckily I am in a place with 17ft of tidal change and all I have to do to put the boat on the grid is sign-up for a slot.
Thing is that I have no experience with tidal grids. The boat seems like it will have no problem sitting on the grid, the ties are 10ft on center and 12" wide, the foot print of Bluewater
is 13 feet long and 20+ inches wide at the middle and 12+ inches at the entry. So I am not worried about her fitting. The keel
has a bit of an angle - see the picture - but the grid is not totally level, it has a bit of slope. So obviously I put her on facing up hill and know that she will be a bit bow down. That is fine.
So I am looking for advice on getting onto, being stable and then getting off the grid. What lines, where, when. Any advice or ideas you have would be greatly appreciated.