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Old 10-02-2011, 08:46 PM
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Keel gelcoat was pretty scratched up on my 382 from the previous owner beaching it here in the southwest as most do. I just can't bring myself to do it. Much easier to exit and enter the boat if you have a little anchoring skill:
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Old 10-02-2011, 08:48 PM
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There used to be a product that resembled an indoor outdoor carpet. It attached to the davits on the bow of the boat on either side...when you beach it was hooked up and dangled in front of the boat in the water. As you beach it runs under the boat and wedged itself under the bow. When you leave it will come out and then you can remove the pad. I used a piece of carpet and bungee cords.......worked great. I was beaching a 430 Carver on river gravel.
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my 2 cents........ its a boat
a possession.........
if you cant afford to scratch it.......
you cant afford to own it
here in the pacific north wet! all our beaches that we can access by boat are cobbled
i always beach just be carefull
my hull hasnt suffered that badly and its nothing that cant be fixed
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:10 PM
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Is that the reason you had the hull and deck problem?
Now that's FUNNY! LMAO. Hull deck joint stress in 8' Ocean chop ain't got nothin' on Nort at the dock!
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:21 PM
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I worry less about scratching the gel-coat than I do sucking up sand and crap into my impellers and clogging up my motors.
Gel-coat is cheap, but that doesn't mean I'm going to beach boat if I can anchor it off instead.
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hull stress cracks and joint stress from tearing off a piece....
i tip my hat to you mate
your a better man than i.......
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Is that the reason you had the hull and deck problem?
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Is that the reason you had the hull and deck problem?
Formula would say that is what started it.....
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:14 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!
Guys, its just another boating question. Don't take it personal.
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Guys, its just another boating question. Don't take it personal.
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