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    2858/288 drying out on the sand, yes or no?-gctid816811

    I am visiting a harbor which drys out, I have got a 30ft Bayliner 288 and I wanted to know if its safe to do so. The sand is relatively soft, no wave action as its sheltered, so my question is would it be ok to let her dry out when the tide goes out. Obviously i plan to raise the leg into trailer mode and also close my stop cock.

    I just wanted to know if safe to do it, i note that the rear of the bayliner 288 hull is relatively flat so I am hoping there wont be too much of a lean on it, any advice welcome Particularly if you have done it before, there is also the option of tieing to the wall.

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      Would the boat be okay? Probably. Are you going to combine the angle of the vee of your boat and add that to an additional slope from the sand? That would happen to me. Having a boat on a drying beach on purpose has been a common practice for hundreds of years. The galleons and square riggers of old were beached to clean the growth off the bottom. So that's not a real big deal. However, if you plan to stay aboard, it's very likely that you will be on a rather uncomfortable slope. I suppose tying to a wall would be the best option. Still, you will need to be careful on board as stability may not be that great. Just my opinion. Personally, I try to keep my boats bottom from touching anything.
      P/C Pete
      Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
      1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
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