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Old 08-18-2021, 09:41 AM   #1
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Not what you want to wake up next to!

But it is better than waking up on top of. He is stern tied to shore and there are about a dozen people sleeping on the boat. No one is up yet. Surprise !!
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Think it’ll be underwater when they wake up? Ignorance is bliss right? It amazes me how some folks just go along without a care and always come out ok.
It only takes one encounter with a rock though…
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But it is better than waking up on top of. He is stern tied to shore and there are about a dozen people sleeping on the boat. No one is up yet. Surprise !!
You should wake him before the rocks disappear in the rising tide. He needs to know!
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:32 AM   #4
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Another sailboat spent low tide in the mud at Griffin Bay yesterday.
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Old 08-18-2021, 11:06 AM   #5
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They are up and the tide is coming in now. All is good.
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Old 08-18-2021, 11:10 AM   #6
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The channel was dredged two years ago and there is adequate depth for the most part. Does get a "little skinny" on a minus tide though.
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The channel was dredged two years ago and there is adequate depth for the most part. Does get a "little skinny" on a minus tide though.
Thanks for that. I wasnít sure when it was dredged last, havenít been through there in 15 years or more. Not going on a minus tide, I think the low is around 4 foot or so.
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There are things that go bump in the night....
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That feels like Smugglers Cove, the first time we ever went in there and tied up at high tide. We watched the depth sounder and it looked fine, but in the morning soooo many more rocks than you could see before. You really want to second guess any spot that is missing a steel ring to tie to and if there is one, donít favor the shore too much. Beautiful place and really not terribly difficult, but if I chose a spot Iíd not been in, Iíd rather come in at a low with my eyes peeled.
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What is odd to me is that those stern lines look very slack. If they tied them at high tide, I would expect them to be hanging above the water, not draped over the dinghy.


I've shoehorned myself into some pretty tight spaces between rocks before, but it sure looks like they could swing into that one.


Of course, we know my boat has an affinity for rocks.
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...Of course, we know my boat has an affinity for rocks.
It does? Tell it to stay away from rocks!
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It does? Tell it to stay away from rocks!

It has reformed its behavior after bought it.



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Oh wow, that looks like the rock outside of Ludlow?

How did that happen?
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And I sure as hell wouldn't be standing where those guys are.
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What is odd to me is that those stern lines look very slack. If they tied them at high tide, I would expect them to be hanging above the water, not draped over the dinghy.


I've shoehorned myself into some pretty tight spaces between rocks before, but it sure looks like they could swing into that one.


Of course, we know my boat has an affinity for rocks.
Seems about what I would expect. If the lines were tight at high tide, they would be slack at low tide.

Edit: Oh, wait! It was mentioned that the stern line was attached to shore. You have something there, Dave!
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This was at Skull Island, West Sound, Orcas Island.
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These folks woke up to this at Jones Island a while back.
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This was at Skull Island, West Sound, Orcas Island.
We love Skull and anchor there almost every year. I am guessing it is the rock in the small cove that often has a flag on it? If not let me know! We always anchor on the East side of Skull with easy dinghy access to the pocket beach.
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Oh wow, that looks like the rock outside of Ludlow?

How did that happen?

It was. The prior ownerís home port was Port Ludlow. He did this not long after buying the boat new. He told me that he often ran the boat at 10 knots (he had lots of money to burn). Iíve only had the boat up to 10 knots a few times, all were sea trials and engine tests.

He hit the rock at speed at high tide. The boat got stuck and the tide went out. A bit under 6 hours later an over-eager tow operator pulled the boat off the rocks. It was towed to Port Townsend Boat Haven. A bit of minor surface fiberglass damage on the bottom near the stern that was easily repaired. The running gear wasnít touched.

Trevor Brice, the owner of North Pacific Yachts, was the broker when I bought the boat. He let me know about the incident. I told my surveyor and asked him to check that area of the hull particularly carefully. He couldnít find a thing.
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This was the NW tip of Skull Island in the narrow passage between Orcas and Skull.
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