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Old 10-01-2011, 11:37 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.
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:32 AM
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Gel coat on the keel can be fixed easily for not a lot of money. The fun I've had on sandbars with friends is well worth the cost.
Actually though, if you do it carefully and there are no rocks, then it causes very little damage. We have a 3-6mph current, so there can be no anchoring a few feet off the sandbar.
I had my 28 Pantera for 5 full seasons and it was probably beached 8-10 times a summer. The gel was starting to get a little thin on the keel, but there was no real damage.
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:14 AM
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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.
My boat is not trailer queen - in fact it gets partied pretty hard, but I still don't want to KNOWINGLY wear the bottom if I don't have to.
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LOL. another interesting thing I've heard is some people actually keep their boat in the water overnight !
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:43 AM
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LOL. another interesting thing I've heard is some people actually keep their boat in the water overnight !
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And some let them sit outside uncovered all year with the bow jacked up high.......
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Good topic, its amazing during Desert Storm, every April, how many Big Money Skater's, MTIs etc,, are driven up and parked on the sand... Its definitely going to put some small/minor hair scratches on the sponsons, but people do it anyway..tBut I understand, its a boat, and as beautiful as they are, its certainly something thats fun too do, you just have to be careful...

I'll admit, we even do it with our boat, but its alot of fun to pull up on the sand, and watch other boats/people go by, so you just have to be careful where you pull up, and go as slow as possible.....

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Old 10-02-2011, 01:41 PM
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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!
Depreciation is one thing, wet sanding the bottom is another LOL.
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Somebody needs to come up with a pad or mat to put down and drive up on. Then everybody wins no damage and you are on the sand bar ready to party
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There used to be pieces carpet at a few coves we go to.
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