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TayMC197
12-16-2009, 01:49 AM
Some say beaching your boat is bad but I still think its alright. Am I over doing it a little?
Note:This isn't my boat.

TMCNo1
12-16-2009, 06:32 AM
Yes, as long as you have plenty trees and bushes to keep from scratching the hull.

trickskier
12-16-2009, 07:33 AM
I believe he gave it just a little too much throttle......................8p

dpolen
12-16-2009, 07:38 AM
When beaching, you gotta keep your speed up so you can get the bow up onto the beach to allow your guests an easy exit from the boat. The guy above chose the optional soiling of pants method for his crew.

thatsmrmastercraft
12-16-2009, 08:09 AM
You can see by the position of the seats that the occupants were prepared for beaching the boat.

Skipper
12-16-2009, 09:00 AM
He wasn't beaching the boat. He was backing it into the launch ramp.

TMCNo1
12-16-2009, 10:12 AM
He wasn't beaching the boat. He was backing it into the launch ramp.

And he did a fine job of it too!

ProStar200
12-16-2009, 10:21 AM
We see pictures like this all the time. What the hell are people thinking? We have all had brain farts in our life, but come on. Lets have to much to drink (or smoke) and go for a boot. People like this ruin boating for us. We wonder why there are so many deaths on the water. I can understand the simple mistakes (drain plug, transom straps, fenders, etc.). We all spend thousands, hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars on our boats, take precautions, be smart and safe on the water. At least it wasn't one our ours.

vision
12-16-2009, 02:16 PM
The problem with beaching is that you slowly sand your way through the clear coat and gel coats on your hull. They do make replaceable plastic protective sheets to adhere to the hull that will help. The newer ones are tough and hold help well I am told. Still, I would make sure to monitor your hull closely for evidence of abrasive damage over time.

Hollywood
12-16-2009, 02:19 PM
How'd you get clear coat on your boat?

Sodar
12-16-2009, 02:48 PM
How'd you get clear coat on your boat?

Maybe metalflake? :confused:

Hollywood
12-16-2009, 05:00 PM
On the bottom?

Sodar
12-16-2009, 05:09 PM
On the bottom?

It's a one off. ;)

trickskier
12-16-2009, 05:27 PM
It's a one off. ;)

That's for sure!!!

Hollywood
12-16-2009, 06:36 PM
One off the water!

He must have had his trim setting up to high, if your gauge isn't working I can totally understand how this can happen.

trickskier
12-16-2009, 07:24 PM
One off the water!

He must have had his trim setting up to high, if your gauge isn't working I can totally understand how this can happen.

I don't think the gauge had much to do with it.................8p

ski_king
12-16-2009, 07:51 PM
Looks like he didn't do too bad of a job beaching the boat.

At least better than these.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/2798296746_92622982e7.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/224/515356338_ac76400e44.jpg

TayMC197
12-16-2009, 08:51 PM
I was actually contemplating putting a keel guard on my boat. Is that acceptable? I do on occassion beach mine, in the sand. I try to keep it out of crowds, trees, mountains, neighbors yard etc. I did have a spot wear through the gel coat, I had the whole bottome of the hull regelled back in August. they also buffed it and removed the old decals, thats where the protour's came in to play. Love the way it looks now.

thatsmrmastercraft
12-16-2009, 11:57 PM
Do they make a Keel Guard for the entire hull for these guys who beach their boats high and dry?

TayMC197
12-17-2009, 01:48 AM
These guys might need to leave the trailer under the boat.

piper_chuck
12-17-2009, 06:45 AM
These guys might need to leave the trailer under the boat.
They should probably leave the beer at home too! :D

dpolen
12-17-2009, 06:55 AM
If only somebody had remembered to pull in the ladder...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/224/515356338_ac76400e44.jpg

thatsmrmastercraft
12-17-2009, 08:53 AM
If only somebody had remembered to pull in the ladder...

Oh...........I get it. The ladder created enough drag to cause the hard starboard turn. At least it was still there so they could get out of the boat. Otherwise they might still be there just like the last time they got stuck on the escalator when the power went out.

TayMC197
12-17-2009, 07:03 PM
You will also noticed they placed the bumpers out, didn't want any trees scratching her up. Makes me wonder if it was beach or the water level dropped.

bobbyB
12-17-2009, 07:29 PM
Oh...........I get it. The ladder created enough drag to cause the hard starboard turn. At least it was still there so they could get out of the boat. Otherwise they might still be there just like the last time they got stuck on the escalator when the power went out.


The ladder was probably used by some to get out of the boat so they could go help pull the others out of the trees after the abrupt deceleration.

thatsmrmastercraft
12-17-2009, 07:54 PM
The ladder was probably used by some to get out of the boat so they could go help pull the others out of the trees after the abrupt deceleration.

Thats it. From now on I am going to carry a rope ladder in the '77 S&S. No way could I have made it to the ground unhurt going from the swim platform.