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Old 10-01-2011, 03:57 PM
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I constantly see in boat mags how owners park there boats right up on the shore line. I know it is a sand bar, but a boat is heavy and I would think the sand is like sand paper.

Does this not dull the gel coat after a while? Also when you try to back out of a sand bar does this churn up the sand and silt and pull it up into the water pump or do the sea strainers collect the sand (Bravo only). Alpha One = damaged pump and sand in the motor.

Just wondering I for one would not even attempt. To much time under the boat waxing
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I don't frequent a lot of places where you can beach so it's not too often. But, I don't have any problems with beaching.

I think boats typically suffer far more damage from trailer mishaps then they will beaching.
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Its like putting 40 grit on a da and sandin away
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There just boats, I used to think different but I don't think twice about pulling up on a beach as long as I don't see rocks anymore, Smitty
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It is hard on a boat. I beached mine for the first time and it made the keel look like crap. Im going to get a keel guard (kinda pricey) but worth it.
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i am the 3rd owner of my boat and yes the gel coat is worn a little from beaching the boat but i will continue to beach it. Most beaches i land on are very soft more like a soft fine sand. Does it do damage? sure it does but like others have said iv put more dings in my gel coat from trailer mishaps than the sand could ever do!


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i am the 3rd owner of my boat and yes the gel coat is worn a little from beaching the boat but i will continue to beach it. Most beaches i land on are very soft more like a soft fine sand. Does it do damage? sure it does but like others have said iv put more dings in my gel coat from trailer mishaps than the sand could ever do!

That scene looks like it might be worth a little gelcoat damage!
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Never have and only would in an emergency. Just anchor off shore a little ways.
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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.
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