Originally Posted by lorenzo b
Is it common practice to beach a twin keel monohull
sailboat at high tide?
Depending if in an area that the tide goes out. All our harbours were built on dry land
St Aubin's Harbour - Tide Out
St Aubin's Harbour - Tide In
Even Catamarans can do it
But outside a drying harbour or anchorage needs to be given some thought as not all twin keels deal with drying out (the more common phrase in these parts) in the same way / can cope with the same conditions. both the seabed and how exposed to the weather
/ sea state she will be when refloating - you don't want to be waiting to fully refloat in a couple of feet if the tide comes back in with a bad swell. or the surfs up
Only so much pounding on the seabed that can be coped with (keels & rudders), both short term and long term.
One other thing to watch out for is how high is the tide you are using and how far up the beach you are going. If it's the highest tide of the year (and maybe assisted with a bit of high pressure) and you are going as far in as possible (or high up) - could be in for a bit of a wait to refloat
At low tide anyone could just walk up to it and do whatever.
But folks on drying moorings (especially when a bit of mud is involved) tend to be freindlier than average. In foreign parts
though I hear there be Pirates ashore