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Old 03-05-2015, 05:02   #1
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Finally ran aground today.

It's taken 10 years or so, but today I finally ran aground. Not on mud or sand either. It was a hard grounding fair and square on a coral bommie. To top it off, I was doing something totally stupid at the time so let's just say karma got me!

Fortunately, it was just after low tide, and right on sunset. Kegdging and towing with the dinghy managed to get us off. Nearly sunk the dinghy in the process (chain and anchors are heavy!) Hopefully not too much damage, but no doubt some faring will be needed at next haulout.

Of course I've been copping a horrendous ribbing from the missus.

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Old 03-05-2015, 05:14   #2
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Re: Finally ran aground today.

Welcome to the club, a club that many claim to not belong to - yet.
Sounds like yours was a lot more dramatic and involved than mine.
Good news to hear you got off, though.
But ..... shouldn't you have just fallen off since you are in the lower half of the globe?
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Re: Finally ran aground today.

Mud and sand don't count .....

Coral or rock? Welcome to the club....
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Re: Finally ran aground today.

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..
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Re: Finally ran aground today.

And here I was assuming your forum name meant running into reefs was your expertise. Learn something new everyday.

Glad to hear you and the boat survived
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:33   #6
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Re: Finally ran aground today.

Fortunately, you didn't hit a coral head here, else wise there would have been investigators and fines, .....
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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?
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Thank goodness for rising sea levels! And my damned plough anchor stuck us a second time when it jammed on the reef and we couldn't get it up, causing us to drift against another bommie. Fortunately the skeg protected the rudder, although it too crunched for a while. Hopefully the cast iron shoe absorbed the punishment.

And the chartplotter said I was outside the reef line. Grrrrr.

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And here I was assuming your forum name meant running into reefs was your expertise. Learn something new everyday.

Glad to hear you and the boat survived
Many close calls, but the first time I gone went "crunch".

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Re: Finally ran aground today.

Bludi chartplotter, stick to paper…





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If you haven't been aground, you haven't been around!
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:43   #11
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Old Saying Up North Here:


There are Those that have Run Aground,
and Those who will run Aground


Then There are Those WHO Have Run Aground
BUT WILL NOT ADMIT IT.....


My answer to your chart plotter, NEVER TRUST COMPUTER ELECTRONICS...


Hope your boat was not damaged to badly.
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Its a bad feeling, but you get over it.
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Where was this?
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Re: Finally ran aground today.

I want to know what it was you were doing that was totally stupid. Without that detail the story is incomplete.
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