Poll - hitting rocks

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Have you hit a rock when sailing on the west coast?

Poll ended at Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:17 am

Yes, smacked the boat up good and proper.
3
12%
Yes, slight damage to boat and pride.
6
23%
Yes, Phew,got away with no damage.
9
35%
No, not yet.
8
31%
I have a steel boat so don't care.
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 26

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wully
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Poll - hitting rocks

Postby wully » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:17 am

Fess up.

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Re: Poll - hitting rocks

Postby aquaplane » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:30 am

I have used the keel as a depth gauge lots of times, slow speed waiting for the touch kind of thing. With a lift keel it's no great drama. I tend to be more carefull with the bilge keels.

Clouting a rock when you aren't expecting it is a bit different.
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Re: Poll - hitting rocks

Postby cpedw » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:53 pm


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Re: Poll - hitting rocks

Postby Arghiro » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:33 pm

Never hit any on the Scottish west coast so had to post "no" But I have hit dozens (& a few wrecks too) around N Wales.

As pointed out on the other thread, your tiny tides make it a lot easier to anchor near rocks without hitting them. When there is a 11m range & strong currents, one needs plenty of scope out & that can make it hard to miss ALL the rocks in a tight anchorage. Also, a 10% error on 11m is almost 4foot, whereas with a 10' range it is only 12".


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