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Old 11-21-2006, 01:19 PM
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not in a 1,000,000 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-21-2006, 02:07 PM
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If ya do it know the spot, walk it up by hand,just be sure there isn't any hiddin mountains in the sand or there is a comp that makes a a pad that hangs under the baot for this. i wouldn't really do it much thowe it is a lil harsh to the gelcaot if yah don't have that pad.

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Old 11-21-2006, 03:02 PM
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I did massive damage to a brand new 38 footer when beaching on a sand beach and hit a hidden rock. put a scar all the way down the keel approx. 3 feet. After this mishap i purchased thru one of the boating catalogs a "beachie" which is made of rubber and hangs like a landing strip from the bow cleats underneath the boat. acts like a landing strip for the keel and never had any mishaps after my damage weekend. My biggest concern was when you do get scratches deep in the gel from the sand, I had always heard the horror stories of moisture and blistering possibilities. MY .02. hammer

Hammer.... where did you buy your mat?
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Old 11-21-2006, 03:10 PM
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do it all the time, its a friggin boat, it's not worth more or less at resale time and makes life a whole lot easier, what about when you drag the anchor out and carrying up to the front you scratch the deck or worse yet drop it cuzz the boats rocking from a wake that suddenly appears, its now worth a whole lot less, besides gel's cheap and easy to spray
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Old 11-21-2006, 03:50 PM
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I do it all the time. I know it's not good for the boat, but it's more convenient. I would not beach in an area with rocks around.

I spent many a weekend this summer beached on an island, very drunk. A lot of boat traffic would get us rocking too. Lots of big cruisers going by pushing friggin' huge wakes.

I always try to make sure the boat isn't sitting on the drive. I pull it up and make sure i dig out underneath it so that when the waves lift the boat up it doesn't get repeatedly dropped on the drive / prop.

Then i watch the temp and water pressure gauges when i leave. I always suck enough sand up to either clog the wp gauge or just reduce the water pressure for a little while, but a little RPM will usually fix that and keep the temp in line. I should probably replace my impeller annually as preventative maintenance, and the u-joint too, given all the shallow water i boat in.
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:01 PM
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Beach it youll go faster.. Smooth and slick means surface tension.
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:05 PM
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Yes, about 50 times a year, important to know the beach though.
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:21 PM
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I don't have a problem with beaching. I don't beach often just because of where I boat.
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Old 11-21-2006, 05:41 PM
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most of the sandy areas here in the 1000 islands are peppered with rocks, either free ones of varying sizes, or ones connected to the continental plate...and none of them have round edges.

that being said, NO WAY. Sanding your bottom...and gouging it down to the 'glass are two different things.

anchored in 30" or so of water above sand I know, yes...often.

I usually walk the boat out some when leaving also as sand plays he!! with impellers and housings.
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Old 11-21-2006, 05:42 PM
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Got a lot worse damage docking the boat at a dock when the bumper fell off than beaching the nose of the boat up on the sand.... Dayum, and I thought I was anal-retentive about my boat...

Last but not least....I WEAR SHOES ON MY BOAT!!
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