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bkearney
03-12-2012, 06:31 PM
I was browsing the new posts, and I saw the "Favorite Picture" thread. I was supposed to be working, so of course I looked through it. I noticed alot of photos where people had beached their boats.... or appeared to have beached them. I thought with the fins and the drive shaft that would be a big NO NO.

Am I off base?

-- bk

KSmith
03-12-2012, 06:48 PM
Some do, some don't.

I don't/won't. If we want to get to shore we swim from where I anchor the boat.

kaneboats
03-12-2012, 06:53 PM
I beach every weekend.

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maxpower220
03-12-2012, 07:41 PM
Beaching is a personal preference and a slope of the bank issue. If the slope is very shallow, you won't be able to successfully do it. Other issues to worry about are rocks/objects that may damage your hull. If you are sure that it is sand, then you only need to worry about repeated beachings acting as sandpaper on your gelcoat. It will take a LONG time for that to be much of an issue. The only other thing is if you stir up the sand at the beach with the prop, you need to shut the engine down before that sucks into your impeller and engine pump too much.

Your fins and prop should not be involved in the beaching process.

rdlangston13
03-12-2012, 08:12 PM
I beach at an island on our lake where everyone goes to hang out. the slope is pretty steep so even though the front is on sand the back is still 3 feet deep or so. now where our lake house is it gets shallow over a long period of a slight incline and therefor i am unable to beach so i anchor in about 3 ft deep and walk...at least until the boat house gets finished in a few months!

BensonWdby
03-12-2012, 09:02 PM
There is an old thread on this if you search for it. Shore angle is a big part of it.
Personally, I beached my old runabout ouotboard all the time. After seeing the wear on the hull as a result - I never attempt to beach my inboard.

zabooda
03-12-2012, 09:10 PM
x2 on maxpower. I do both and it is based on the shoreline, wave action and how long I plan to stay.

harmsway
03-12-2012, 09:15 PM
I personally never beach our boat, but our boat does have a beach guard that runs down the hull so it wouldn't wear the gel coat when beaching.

WaterBullDawg1980
03-12-2012, 09:17 PM
Have maybe twice, but its just so easy not to that I never do. Folks do it all the time though. At least at my lake.

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jpetty3023
03-12-2012, 11:02 PM
I did once when I forgot to put the drain plug in. Noticed the bilge kick on about 20 seconds off the ramp. Beached the boat while my son ran back to the truck to get the plug. Needless to say the plug goes back in before we leave the lake for the day now.

Nobodyrides4Free
03-12-2012, 11:10 PM
Never beach and probably never Will ! Like the front of the boat to stay nice. You have to watch the beach for rocks. Now my old I/O I did though. Be careful if you do

ryan_8099
03-13-2012, 12:24 AM
For the people that don't beach, what does everyone use for anchors? Weight/type for a sandy bottom? We have a great place where most everyone beaches our boat, but I think I would rather just pull up and drop anchor.

dusty2221
03-13-2012, 12:42 AM
I anchor, never beach. We use the box anchor. We have the "small"

They are pricey, but you can set it and done.

BensonWdby
03-13-2012, 12:56 AM
We use a typipcal 3 tab (no idea what the official name is), black vinyl coated 20-25 lb anchor. Be we have a small lake with not much wave action.

moombadaze
03-13-2012, 08:27 AM
rarely beach it but have and will when needed-maybe 3 times a year.

Maxpowers explanation is spot on.

harmsway
03-13-2012, 09:28 AM
We use a Chene anchor with a buddy anchor line (it stretches). It works good unless you have 20-30 mph winds.

Nobodyrides4Free
03-13-2012, 09:46 AM
When I camp for the weekend at our Mud lakes, I will set my Large dog stake(the kind you twist in ground)for the front of boat, then anchor off the back so its held off shore and I dont worry about coming loose. The dogs stake has a six foot rope, clip and a small bumper on it, so when I come back in from being out on water its always there and I can clip and drop anchor and walk in to shore. Our lakes have very little slope off shore, so some of them you have to walk out aways especially last summer witth no rain!
Getting an anchor to stick in mud lakes is not easy!

kaneboats
03-13-2012, 09:47 AM
A small danforth anchor is all you need. The work great up to about 20 MPH winds. If it's worse than that-- go home.

http://www.wholesalemarine.com/p/DAN-94013/Danforth+Standard+Galvanized+Fluke+Type+Anchor,+14 +Lb+For+Up+To+31+Ft.+Boat.html?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google&gdftrk=gdfV22933_a_7c742_a_7c4604_a_7cDAN_d_94013&gclid=CLC67pT0464CFcVgTAodGgxJGA

rdlangston13
03-13-2012, 12:27 PM
I did once when I forgot to put the drain plug in. Noticed the bilge kick on about 20 seconds off the ramp. Beached the boat while my son ran back to the truck to get the plug. Needless to say the plug goes back in before we leave the lake for the day now.

last year when we visited lake belton and launched at rogers park there was a real nice spot to beach where we met up with corry and audrey, we took a table and chairs and food and such by boat, and beached and hung out there all day. only harzard really was when cory and audrey were pulling away from the beach they tagged a submerged stump at idle but there was no damage.

with the lake being full now im sure that beach is probably underwater.

T100
03-13-2012, 01:11 PM
I never beach the boat, that would scratch the bottom of my baby....

KSmith
03-13-2012, 08:42 PM
We use a Chene anchor with a buddy anchor line (it stretches). It works good unless you have 20-30 mph winds.

Same setup as above

ditchsnake
03-13-2012, 09:04 PM
I'd never beach my boat

kaneboats
03-13-2012, 09:32 PM
Most of you don't have my sand. It's super soft, like a baby's bottom. Doesn't even really scratch.

WaterBullDawg1980
03-13-2012, 09:58 PM
A small danforth anchor is all you need. The work great up to about 20 MPH winds. If it's worse than that-- go home.

http://www.wholesalemarine.com/p/DAN-94013/Danforth+Standard+Galvanized+Fluke+Type+Anchor,+14 +Lb+For+Up+To+31+Ft.+Boat.html?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google&gdftrk=gdfV22933_a_7c742_a_7c4604_a_7cDAN_d_94013&gclid=CLC67pT0464CFcVgTAodGgxJGA

Exactly what I have. 90% of the time, it does the job every time.

wolfeman131
03-13-2012, 11:18 PM
Most of you don't have my sand. It's super soft, like a baby's bottom. Doesn't even really scratch.

Even when somebody tells you to go pound it?

kaneboats
03-13-2012, 11:36 PM
There are few people who would dare talk to me that way.

WaterBullDawg1980
03-14-2012, 07:45 PM
There are few people who would dare talk to me that way.

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