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cpr05xtr
06-06-2012, 05:16 PM
I purchaced my boat to have fun with! If you beach your boat because you bought your boat to use and not look pretty post a pic of your baby on the beach! Your boat not your literal baby.
https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/303397_10151007565166063_737403435_n.jpg

Fab
06-06-2012, 05:25 PM
better have a replacement tranny and prop on your boat...just sayin'

But, Nice pic !

-V-
06-06-2012, 05:29 PM
:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:

ahhudgins
06-06-2012, 05:30 PM
It's your boat so you can do as you please....but I would anchor it a feet off shore.;)
Nice boat.

east tx skier
06-06-2012, 05:33 PM
I agree. Do as you like. It's more fun for me to not beach and drop an anchor, but to each his own. It's even more fun for me to ski behind it well away from the shore. Fun is apparently a relative concept. But again, whatever floats (or beaches) your boat.

BoulderX45
06-06-2012, 05:38 PM
Not my boat but its a X-45!

ahhudgins
06-06-2012, 05:43 PM
Not my boat either....but on our lake.:D

cpr05xtr
06-06-2012, 05:45 PM
better have a replacement tranny and prop on your boat...just sayin'

But, Nice pic !

its like 8 feet deep at the prop

cpr05xtr
06-06-2012, 05:47 PM
I agree. Do as you like. It's more fun for me to not beach and drop an anchor, but to each his own. It's even more fun for me to ski behind it well away from the shore. Fun is apparently a relative concept. But again, whatever floats (or beaches) your boat.

About hour 8 away from shore the kids get a little ready to get off the boat.

bjames
06-06-2012, 05:48 PM
Not my boat but its a X-45!

LMAO!! :uglyhamme:uglyhamme:uglyhamme

brucemac
06-06-2012, 05:49 PM
Not my boat but its a X-45!

is that crescent bar? lol wups

bjames
06-06-2012, 05:49 PM
Sorry, but I would be worried about sucking sand/weeds/mud into the cooling intake.

east tx skier
06-06-2012, 05:53 PM
Sorry, but I would be worried about sucking sand/weeds/mud into the cooling intake.

Killjoy. ;)

BoulderX45
06-06-2012, 05:56 PM
is that crescent bar? lol wups

Nope, Banks Lake in 2009. I tried to wait around to see what it took to get it off the beach but I missed the removal.:D8p

brucemac
06-06-2012, 06:07 PM
Nope, Banks Lake in 2009. I tried to wait around to see what it took to get it off the beach but I missed the removal.:D8p

ha ha, good 'ol banks! headed back again this year. have a great season boulder.

BoulderX45
06-06-2012, 06:16 PM
ha ha, good 'ol banks! headed back again this year. have a great season boulder.

You too BruceMac! We are heading to Banks and Roosevelt this year but haven't nailed down any days yet! I good family friend bought a home on Lake Tapps, which is 7 minutes from my driveway, and has their own boat so I'll spend a bunch of time on their boat while ours sits in the garage a little more this year......

brucemac
06-06-2012, 06:19 PM
You too BruceMac! We are heading to Banks and Roosevelt this year but haven't nailed down any days yet! I good family friend bought a home on Lake Tapps, which is 7 minutes from my driveway, and has their own boat so I'll spend a bunch of time on their boat while ours sits in the garage a little more this year......

Nice! Friends on the water and even better with a boat! lucky!

yeah look for us boulder, two housboat trips to roosevelt this year; one in July and a second in August and then a guy's trip to Banks late August.

Panda Cub
06-06-2012, 07:21 PM
I purchaced my boat to have fun with! If you beach your boat because you bought your boat to use and not look pretty post a pic of your baby on the beach! Your boat not your literal baby.
https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/303397_10151007565166063_737403435_n.jpg

What you said makes me believe you have never turned a wrench in your life.

ted shred
06-06-2012, 07:28 PM
If you are gonna beach, that looks like the perfect place. Smooth sand, no rocks.

Jerseydave
06-06-2012, 07:58 PM
I purchaced my boat to have fun with! If you beach your boat because you bought your boat to use and not look pretty post a pic of your baby on the beach! Your boat not your literal baby.
https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/303397_10151007565166063_737403435_n.jpg

Looks like my star!

79887

Brian B
06-06-2012, 08:48 PM
If you're not an idiot, you should have no problems. Like I have said many times, I hope to never have a boat that I'm afraid to beach!

CantRepeat
06-06-2012, 08:54 PM
I purchaced my boat to have fun with! If you beach your boat because you bought your boat to use and not look pretty post a pic of your baby on the beach! Your boat not your literal baby.


So if I don't beach my boat, I'm not having fun with it? :rolleyes:

Struts are only about $500 bucks plus labor.

Nice boat though.

Jim@BAWS
06-06-2012, 08:56 PM
Down here for the most part we beach our boats. Soft sand and the proper drop off

Here is the down and dirty of beaching your boat

1) Allow the boat to gently hit the beach. Dont ram it up there
2) After you touch the sand place the boat in gear and push it up onto the sand MAX 1 foot
3) Avoid areas with lots of waves hitting your stern. they will eventually wash the stern one way or the other. You can easily lift the stern up to move a beached boat...not like the one in the photo..that is worse case scenario. That appears to have been driven up
4) Yes at some point you might suck up some sand via the intake. Impeller replacement may need to be done at 100 hrs vs 150.
5) Just keep and eye on it and use common sense
6) Watch the angle of the beach. The one where you have your boat parked looks OK
7) You can purchase a KEEL guard if you are worried about gelcoat. Folks that beach there boat ALOT usually get a gelcoat job in that area amountung to $500-$600 after a few years of beaching there boat.
8)It is your boat...use common sense and enjoy it

Jim@BAWS

bstanislaw
06-06-2012, 09:00 PM
I don't see anything wrong with beaching your boat, as long as you don't power it on shore. Before I beach my boat when I get close (but not too close)to shore,I turn off the engine jump out and pull it the rest of the way on shore. And when I leave I push it out far enough away then turn on the engine. I don't see anything wrong with that.

bailey78
06-06-2012, 09:02 PM
my 2cents! I do beach my boat only in soft sand, and I shut my boat way before the beach and walk it in, and pull it in by hand. Yes I do have some scratches but I can handle it, and the payoff is great times on our little party place!!!!!!!!

AZX9
06-07-2012, 12:58 AM
I beached all three of my first boats that were brand new. When I bought my nine year old X9 it had never been beached. For some reason I can't bring myself to beach it. I get close and anchor. Biggest disappointing day of my Malibu was last Labor day weekend Saturday when my boat overheated and I had to get towed in. Ruined the last trip out in the boat and the weekend. I replaced the impeller only to find that it was not chewed up or broken fins. Kind of left me scratching my head. I now think I might have got a good dose of sand earlier that morning from beaching. I beached that 80,000 malibu all the time.

hewlett6621
06-07-2012, 02:43 AM
79897 The beauty of older boats they have a few war wounds so beaching is not a issue.

petermegan
06-07-2012, 04:06 AM
We beach ours all the time in OZ at our local lake. Drift onto the bank at a nice walking pace out of gear. I don't leave idling whilst beached for too long and don't reverse off, that is a real no no!

Farmer Ted
06-07-2012, 07:44 AM
:eek: OMG :eek:

you'd probably put a tower on a 190....

what's this world coming to?

:D

Hammer
06-07-2012, 07:55 AM
:eek: OMG :eek:

you'd probably put a tower on a 190....

what's this world coming to?

:D

:uglyhamme:uglyhamme:uglyhamme

mikeg205
06-07-2012, 08:03 AM
If you're not an idiot, you should have no problems. Like I have said many times, I hope to never have a boat that I'm afraid to beach!

what boat? ;)

bturner2
06-07-2012, 08:07 AM
Not a big supporter of beaching but as most have stated it's your boat to do as you want. Most of the people that beach on our lake show some serious less desirable tendencies associated with new boaters with too much money.

mzimme
06-07-2012, 08:14 AM
Does that not run the tracking fins into the sand? That's what I'd be worried about more than anything.

petermegan
06-07-2012, 08:34 AM
Tracking fins are tough. My biggest concern is the prop touching the bottom if a wake comes through, being a powerslot the prop hangs down a touch and is vulnerable. It just isn't suitable on our 'little' lake to pitch an anchor in.
Yes Farmer Ted, got your shot!! Get it in while you can. Haven't got it on yet.

coz
06-07-2012, 08:35 AM
but to each his own. .

You mean "but to beach his own"? :D Couple MC's sunning on the beach.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/Saguaro/020.jpg

BriEOD
06-07-2012, 11:38 AM
Yep, do it all the time. The sandbar is one of our favorite places on the weekend. We have some great parties and the kids have a blast.

BriEOD
06-07-2012, 11:43 AM
It is one of our favorite spots on the river.

BriEOD
06-07-2012, 11:47 AM
I agree. Do as you like. It's more fun for me to not beach and drop an anchor, but to each his own. It's even more fun for me to ski behind it well away from the shore. Fun is apparently a relative concept. But again, whatever floats (or beaches) your boat.

You're getting grouchy in your old age, Doug! 8p I didn't know you could ski? LOL:)

cpr05xtr
06-07-2012, 12:04 PM
[QUOTE=Jerseydave;846849]Looks like my star!

nice!



I dont understand why everyone gets their panties in a wad over this subject. Im not saying you dont have fun on your boat or anything, if you dont want to beach each to their own i still have mad respect for the boat you have. Im not trying to start a debate i just wanted to see some sweet boats in some sweet beach settings.

scott023
06-07-2012, 02:23 PM
Not my boat but its a X-45!

Ridiculous. Why buy a good boat if your going to abuse it? Why not get a Bayliner?

Brian B
06-07-2012, 02:31 PM
Ridiculous. Why buy a good boat if your going to abuse it? Why not get a Bayliner?

Who made you the authority on what is to be considered boat abuse?

To each his own guy.

atlfootr
06-07-2012, 02:33 PM
As far as I go ....

pmkkdx
06-07-2012, 03:35 PM
Who made you the authority on what is to be considered boat abuse?

To each his own guy.

I believe he was making reference to the picture in post #6 of the X45 that appears to be rather far up on a beach ... just a guess though ;)

Philscbx
06-07-2012, 03:56 PM
Beaching is going to be a blast when they come with retractible X-15 skids.

I never have with the ski boats, but we always did with cruisers with trim.

I still think it's odd Strainers are not standard on these.
What's up with that?

After what I found lately in my cooler prior to this season's launch, I'm about to put one in.
Friends used it the last few times out last fall, so I'm a little surprised there was no word of overheating.

2whlin
06-07-2012, 04:23 PM
To beach is own I guess?

mzimme
06-07-2012, 04:31 PM
Life's a beach... put your boat on it.

1redTA
06-07-2012, 05:35 PM
sum beach

scott023
06-07-2012, 05:37 PM
Who made you the authority on what is to be considered boat abuse?

To each his own guy.

I don't recall stating I was the "authority" anywhere. Like you said, to each his own. I won't beach, you do. Wasn't a personal attack, and was directed more at the pic of the 45 that looked to be completely on the bar.

scott023
06-07-2012, 05:38 PM
Who made you the authority on what is to be considered boat abuse?

To each his own guy.

I believe he was making reference to the picture in post #6 of the X45 that appears to be rather far up on a beach ... just a guess though ;)

Yes sir, you read it right. The other pics I've seen in this thread don't look bad at all, but I still wouldn't take the chance with my boat. 8p

Brian B
06-07-2012, 06:07 PM
My apologies.

pmkkdx
06-07-2012, 06:52 PM
Yes sir, you read it right. The other pics I've seen in this htread don't look bad at all, but I still wouldn't take the chance with my boat. 8p

its very rare that I beach mine either ... very little "soft sandy" beaches in my neck of the woods, mostly rock, granite gravel or mud. The rock & granite gravel would wear a hole if there was any wave action whatsoever but I have found a spot or three that is more black gumbo mud/packed silt that I will glide the nose into when we need to take a swim break ... otherwise, its either floating or anchor.

Fast50dad
06-07-2012, 07:08 PM
I beach occasionally as well, at the sandbar, and the cabin when not in our lift if we are taking a break. I also love to hear others feedback, they are all great tips as well as learning the hindsight from others. This is what this site is about. Enjoy summer TT!

g-Dog
06-07-2012, 07:26 PM
If it's good enough for this guy...it's good enough for me. 8p

Panda Cub
06-07-2012, 07:50 PM
Ridiculous. Why buy a good boat if your going to abuse it? Why not get a Bayliner?

Agreed

CantRepeat
06-07-2012, 08:56 PM
I'm the authority when it comes to my boats so suck it!!! :D

Didn't beach the 92 and don't beach the 30. I can be in 3 feet of water and have just as much fun as anyone else.

JDC
06-07-2012, 08:56 PM
To beach is own I guess?
Life's a beach... put your boat on it.
sum beach
3 great posts in this thread. :D

Forrest-X45
06-07-2012, 09:25 PM
I beached my previous boat - Prostar, wish I hadn't. To each their own as already stated by others but I won't beach my curent boat. No way!!

coz
06-07-2012, 11:11 PM
Life's a beach... put your boat on it.

Bumper/transom sticker material right there :D

zak85
06-08-2012, 12:55 AM
On the Gold Coast in Australia we all beach our boats!!!

mzimme
06-08-2012, 08:16 AM
I always thought it to be funny that us humans always try to get out on the water... then we post up back on land.

Examples -

Fishermen get a boat, and go fish right along the shoreline.
The cruiser crowd gets boats, and sit in their slips all day/night.
Others get a boat, then go beach it up to swim.

Always made me laugh. We are strange creatures...

bobx1
06-08-2012, 01:08 PM
If it's good enough for this guy...it's good enough for me. 8p

He has so much money tied up in maintaining that boat and woman that he can't afford fuel - which is why that boat is beached.

east tx skier
06-08-2012, 02:55 PM
About hour 8 away from shore the kids get a little ready to get off the boat.

Ha! Especially when they are having to swim with coolers tied to them! ;)

If we need to tie up, we drop an anchor tied to the bow eye using an anchor buddy line, tie a rope to a transom eye, and pull the boat over close enough for the kids and other passengers to get off, then let the anchor buddy pull the boat back out. We have enough dock line slack to tie it off on the dock or something on shore so we can just pull it back in close when we are ready to go out again. We also have a mooring buoy off the dock to use when the lift is already spoken for. That's what I'm using in this picture.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-C9ND61PoUDI/SLbum5HQhFI/AAAAAAAABXw/9Yj7QlBeWiI/s800/SN%2520Water%2520Shot%252008-25-2007.jpg

east tx skier
06-08-2012, 02:59 PM
You're getting grouchy in your old age, Doug! 8p I didn't know you could ski? LOL:)

If I forget how, at least I can start from scratch and not pick up so many bad habits this time. :)

Father in law rolled in a new house on the lake. So we may be spending a bit more time out there. Over the past couple of years, it has gotten run down enough that it was more work than play out there.

thatsmrmastercraft
06-08-2012, 03:08 PM
Ha! Especially when they are having to swim with coolers tied to them! ;)

If we need to tie up, we drop an anchor tied to the bow eye using an anchor buddy line, tie a rope to a transom eye, and pull the boat over close enough for the kids and other passengers to get off, then let the anchor buddy pull the boat back out. We have enough dock line slack to tie it off on the dock or something on shore so we can just pull it back in close when we are ready to go out again. We also have a mooring buoy off the dock to use when the lift is already spoken for. That's what I'm using in this picture.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-C9ND61PoUDI/SLbum5HQhFI/AAAAAAAABXw/9Yj7QlBeWiI/s800/SN%2520Water%2520Shot%252008-25-2007.jpg

Darn good looking boat Doug.

tideengineer
06-08-2012, 03:08 PM
We beach our boats....the first is on the Destin harbor with the jet....second is from the deck of the pontoon boat!...we have a lake house with deck and boathouse and buoy system so not much beachin' the MC.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc392/tideengineer/beached.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc392/tideengineer/sail4.jpg

i guess if I sold all my boats (4) I could buy one bad-A MC...but then again...i love the salt spray too much.

CantRepeat
06-08-2012, 03:11 PM
We beach our boats....the first is on the Destin harbor with the jet....second is from the deck of the pontoon boat!...we have a lake house with deck and boathouse and buoy system so not much beachin' the MC.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc392/tideengineer/beached.jpg



i guess if I sold all my boats (4) I could buy one bad-A MC...but then again...i love the salt spray too much.

I'm not entirely convinced about beaching that jet... gonna need close ups to confirm.;)

east tx skier
06-08-2012, 03:15 PM
Darn good looking boat Doug.

Thanks. That was the first weekend we had it. It looks better now. You can't see the fade in that picture. But it was there. :)

Waterski-Marcoisland
06-08-2012, 10:00 PM
Your answer for not beaching your boat. I simply back up to the beach, drop the anchor pin through the mounting bracket on the swim platform, and be done with. No more stern anchor. I may still use the bow anchor when the tide is ripping, but for the anchor pin's work perfect.. I'll post pics soon....
http://www.stickitanchorpins.com/

BriEOD
06-09-2012, 12:39 AM
Father in law rolled in a new house on the lake. So we may be spending a bit more time out there. Over the past couple of years, it has gotten run down enough that it was more work than play out there.

Good to hear, Doug. I hope that you are enjoying things there. As for me, I'm glad we bought on the river. I certainly do not miss the days of towing the boat back and forth and using public ramps. It is nice to go out on the river at the drop of a hat. Expensive, but nice...

east tx skier
06-09-2012, 09:15 PM
Good to hear, Doug. I hope that you are enjoying things there. As for me, I'm glad we bought on the river. I certainly do not miss the days of towing the boat back and forth and using public ramps. It is nice to go out on the river at the drop of a hat. Expensive, but nice...

We're not there yet. I think he's going to have that lift spoken for for his boat. And the garage would just look so empty without the boat in there. :rolleyes:

Glad you guys are enjoying the river. Are you back in country for a while?

BriEOD
06-10-2012, 12:35 AM
I was back home for a few weeks and now back over. I'll be finishing this all up by August and home for good.

JDC
06-10-2012, 09:39 AM
If it's good enough for this guy...it's good enough for me. 8pMy wife said... "Maybe that's HER boat"! 8p

Ski-me
06-10-2012, 09:50 AM
My wife said... "Maybe that's HER boat"! 8p

:uglyhamme That's funny!!

Jim@BAWS
06-10-2012, 10:04 AM
My wife said... "Maybe that's HER boat"! 8p

I think there is a MC 300 in the background...I can't quit tell...is it beached???

BrianT
06-10-2012, 10:57 AM
I think there is a MC 300 in the background...I can't quit tell...is it beached???

I think so but it's a little out of focus......8p

Tri4X2
06-10-2012, 11:00 AM
This guy kinda beached his boat too>>>>

east tx skier
06-10-2012, 02:10 PM
I was back home for a few weeks and now back over. I'll be finishing this all up by August and home for good.

Good to hear. Stay safe!

thatsmrmastercraft
06-10-2012, 05:26 PM
This guy kinda beached his boat too>>>>

Not beached...........it's on a stump-lift:rolleyes:

scott023
06-10-2012, 11:48 PM
This guy kinda beached his boat too>>>>

Real, or not?

chippy1971
06-11-2012, 12:04 AM
Best thing that I have seen happen to a wake setter yet.

O2BESOHUGE
06-11-2012, 07:56 AM
My 89 Ws Beached Alot From The Previous Owner And It Showed. I Dont Think I Would Do That To Mine Now. Its Like Taking Sand Paper And Deliberately Scrubbing Your Gel Coat For No Reason. I Just Couldnt Do It!!

shepherd
06-11-2012, 05:59 PM
No... it's like wet sanding your gel coat. Makes the bottom shine! :D

Tri4X2
06-11-2012, 06:27 PM
Oh... it's very true... only this bad boy was an accident out on lake travis.... ALOT of Alcohol!!!!!Real, or not?

cpr05xtr
06-11-2012, 06:47 PM
No... it's like wet sanding your gel coat. Makes the bottom shine! :D

Now THAT is funny

Oh... it's very true... only this bad boy was an accident out on lake travis.... ALOT of Alcohol!!!!!

alcoholics should not own boats. Had a member of my water ski club kill a girl a few years back because of alcohol and boating at night.

Cobra Rob
06-12-2012, 02:38 AM
Blah when we are done with the xstar we just throw it up on the beach for the day.


http://www.cobrapod.com/boat/xstar1.jpg

http://www.cobrapod.com/boat/xstar2.jpg

Tri4X2
06-14-2012, 03:13 PM
I think I just cried a little

mzimme
06-14-2012, 03:21 PM
At least it has a roll bar....

scott023
06-14-2012, 03:33 PM
Blah when we are done with the xstar we just throw it up on the beach for the day.


http://www.cobrapod.com/boat/xstar1.jpg

http://www.cobrapod.com/boat/xstar2.jpg

That is beyond words for me. How???

BrianT
06-14-2012, 03:33 PM
At least it has a roll bar....

Didn't need it this time, never made it over all the way....

mzimme
06-14-2012, 03:40 PM
Didn't need it this time, never made it over all the way....

You never know... could have rolled a time or two before settling there. :o :rolleyes:

Cobra Rob
06-14-2012, 04:04 PM
It was from a boathouse very close by...

Owners story: Someone tried to steal it and they ended up beaching it..


What I honestly think happen and I am positive I am correct, but insurance would not have been as happy to pay for everything...

They have a lift... Either the lift failed and the boat floated away (Not very far at all.. It was maybe a couple hundred feet). Most likely they didn't put up lift and just tied to dock but did a crappy job and it floated away. That portion of the river splits and has a pretty large delta of water level at that point in the summer. It floated over there at night when the water was higher got snagged then as the water came down it sat there. They got it off later that night when the water came back up..

mzimme
06-14-2012, 04:17 PM
It was from a boathouse very close by...

Owners story: Someone tried to steal it and they ended up beaching it..


What I honestly think happen and I am positive I am correct, but insurance would not have been as happy to pay for everything...

They have a lift... Either the lift failed and the boat floated away (Not very far at all.. It was maybe a couple hundred feet). Most likely they didn't put up lift and just tied to dock but did a crappy job and it floated away. That portion of the river splits and has a pretty large delta of water level at that point in the summer. It floated over there at night when the water was higher got snagged then as the water came down it sat there. They got it off later that night when the water came back up..

That "fraud" is much easier to stomach than if the guy was actually hammered and beached it from being a drunkass.

CantRepeat
06-21-2012, 01:22 PM
That's about as beached as she gets.

JDC
06-21-2012, 05:40 PM
Has anyone here used the KeelGuard (http://keelguard.com/keelguard.html)? It looks like it's right up the alley of protection for beaching your boat.

Mine has obviously been beached many times by the previous owner since it's very thin in spots. I just wonder if this would be a good "fix" for the thin areas and provide protection in the future if I decide to beach it.

g-mantrix
06-21-2012, 05:49 PM
Has anyone here used the KeelGuard (http://keelguard.com/keelguard.html)? It looks like it's right up the alley of protection for beaching your boat.

Mine has obviously been beached many times by the previous owner since it's very thin in spots. I just wonder if this would be a good "fix" for the thin areas and provide protection in the future if I decide to beach it.

great idea, had 1 fitted to my previous boat and works well, will be fitting 1 to my X2 before next summer

Hanse1
06-22-2012, 10:15 AM
Everyone we ski with beaches there boat and we have keel guards installed on all of them. They work great and really saves on the bottom of the boat.

80524

vshdesign
06-22-2012, 02:02 PM
Beaching is not a problem. Just need to make sure you are in sand, not rocks. Being that you are in water - the tracking fins dig a hole, and then that fills with water and sand - and then your boat is just sitting on the hull. The prop basically does the same - and is usually in deeper water too. Some guy earlier in the post said to motor into the sand one foot. That is nuts. coast in - jump out and guide your boat into the sand carefully with the engine off. Push it out into deeper water before starting again. then no worries.

tideengineer
06-22-2012, 02:14 PM
^^^^^ What I do exactly....

CantRepeat
06-22-2012, 08:13 PM
Beaching is not a problem. Just need to make sure you are in sand, not rocks. Being that you are in water - the tracking fins dig a hole, and then that fills with water and sand - and then your boat is just sitting on the hull. The prop basically does the same - and is usually in deeper water too. Some guy earlier in the post said to motor into the sand one foot. That is nuts. coast in - jump out and guide your boat into the sand carefully with the engine off. Push it out into deeper water before starting again. then no worries.


Yup, and when you get a wave coming from the side it pushes the boat to the side and over time is bending the tracking fins and strut. Ask me how I know? It did it to my 92.

Keel guards are great but they do nothing to protect the underwater gear. I used to beach my 92 all the time and after about 8 years of that I finally saw the light.

But like everyone else has been saying, it's your ride so do with it what you will. If I laugh at you don't be mad!! :D:D