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Old 03-05-2015, 09:39   #16
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Old 03-05-2015, 09:53   #17
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I don't understand how it could take somebody 10 years to run aground. Especially with a handle like Reefmagnet.

At least no TSB investigators were involved.

Hope the damage wasn't too bad.

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Old 03-05-2015, 09:54   #18
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I didn't realize mud and sand don't count...if that's the case I've only run aground once in 16 years and I wasn't skippering at the time (we won't talk about who was navigating).
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Old 03-05-2015, 10:02   #19
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Not even embarrrased anymore when I go aground. Something about shoal draft keels that make one push the limits. But, when around coral or rock bottoms my 3.5' deep keel becomes an imagined 8' deep appendage...
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Old 03-05-2015, 10:11   #20
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Re: Finally ran aground today.

GPS guided groundings are now the most common sort.

We've run a ground in most of the best places even with paper charts.

Witnessed a now famous grounding in BC in 1965, where-in their keel was on a rock and the hull and mast were below the tip of the keel. Skipper sent wife and son out on the mast to increase the list while he tugged on the mast with a halyard tied to his dink.

The boat came off, stood upright in a blink as wife and son supermanned it a hundred feet into the bay. The skiff was pulled out from under him like the proverbial tablecloth from under the dishes then started orbiting the mast with outboard idling at spreader level. Wet myself then sculled over to render assistance.
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Kids dont like it.............

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Did your spade rudder fall off? How did the Rocna go in the kedging thing? Was Global Warming responsible or was it the inadequacy of the paper or electronic charts?

Enquiring minds want to know..

Well I guess you will now need to pull the interior out, hire MIT to bring out all the super secret high tech ultrasonic sounding equipment, drop the keel for the needed repairs........ In the end the keel will eventually fall away.... Due to previous damage or the elusive shipping container....

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Don't you just hate when these things jump in front of you out of nowhere...


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Hope the damage wasn't too bad.
Damage to the reef or to the boat?
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...the chartplotter said I was outside the reef line...
What did your depth sounder say?
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I've been hit by reefs, even while at anchor!
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What did your depth sounder say?
If it reads a positive value, it is an altimeter.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:56   #28
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Re: Finally ran aground today.

"We've run aground in most of the best places"

Been there done that.Trust vessel stout and resilient,ego will need alittle massaging.

Always a great lesson for me to relearn though sometimes the most learned
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I could write a book on my groundings and every time I was doing something stupid, as well as sailing. The only thing even remotely smart about my mishaps is that I have never done in the same place more than once.
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It's taken 10 years or so, but today I finally ran aground.
10 years? 10 years!!! I ran aground half way through my second week ever on a boat. The rock was well known, apparently, but you had to know how to read a chart to know it was there. The company I hired the boat from never mentioned charts and I didn't know what I didn't know...
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