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Old 10-01-2011, 05:51 PM
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I guess if you plan to keep the boat forever its ok. Selling though would be a problem.

The bottom of my 1995 Mariah looks brand new and could not take away that shine.

Always wondered about it.
not true... most every boat that is for sale around here (riverside ca) is a havisu boat... and most every boat in havisu is beached at one point or another.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:09 PM
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Never have and only would in an emergency. Just anchor off shore a little ways.
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:50 PM
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I beach mine from time to time, but I don't typically drive up, I will cut off short, jump out and pull her in by hand. On the way out, I spin her by hand, push it out at least 4' deep and give her a mighty push before jumping in and starting. My gel coat is happy and clean, and no rock issues this way.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:03 PM
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not true... most every boat that is for sale around here (riverside ca) is a havisu boat... and most every boat in havisu is beached at one point or another.
I guess if all the boats are in the same condition in one region of the country it doesn't matter?

I can conclude from your above post that beaching does scuff/damage the gelcoat?

I understand this is the choice of the owner but just wanted to know if the wet sand would have an effect. Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-01-2011, 09:17 PM
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I have no problem beaching mine. As others have said I've ripped about 12-18 inches of my keel off from missing the trailer. As much as I didn't want to I have a keel guard on it to protect the repair.


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Old 10-01-2011, 09:24 PM
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I have no problem beaching mine. As others have said I've ripped about 12-18 inches of my keel off from missing the trailer. As much as I didn't want to I have a keel guard on it to protect the repair.


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also could someone elaborate on a keel guard? may consider adding one for some extra protection.(launch ramp, trailer mishaps)

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Old 10-01-2011, 09:56 PM
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Here you go....

http://www.keelguard.com/keelguard.html


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Freaking trailer Queens , Stay home and keep your junk alll waxed up in the driveway and see how much fun you have.
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:16 PM
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Freaking trailer Queens , Stay home and keep your junk alll waxed up in the driveway and see how much fun you have.
LOL! Reading this thread reminds me of the no shoes, no food, no smoking, etc. etc. threads.

A boat is a depreciating asset. Just like a car or a truck, it's going to show signs of wear. A few scratches on the bottom isn't going to have a huge impact on value. Particularly on a 15+ yr. old boat.

I try to keep my boats in as good shape as possible. But, you can't turn back time.

Oh, and they say a sanded bottom makes you faster!
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:57 PM
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Oh, and they say a sanded bottom makes you faster!
Yep, so why not? People need to look at what there bunks do to the bottom anyway. About the same.
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