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Beaching Black Bottom Boats

Old 10-26-2019, 05:55 PM
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Does anyone have any experience owning a black bottom boat and taking it to the sandbar and beaching it? I am concerned the bottom will get scratched and wear through the black gel coat in no time. Any pictures and feedback is appreciated!
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Old 10-26-2019, 08:05 PM
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I don’t know why anyone would do this without protecting the hull. It seems there was a thread on this recently.
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doesn't matter what color it is the sand and rock and shells and so forth will chew it up.
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Old 10-26-2019, 08:22 PM
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The stupid is strong 💪
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Old 10-26-2019, 08:22 PM
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At least you'll know when the gel coat is worn through.
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Old 10-27-2019, 01:49 AM
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why do you have to beach the boat? do you not have anchor(s)?
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why do you have to beach the boat? do you not have anchor(s)?
Beaching it looks way cooler, and it makes it easier for the babes to get in and out.
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Old 10-27-2019, 05:34 AM
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Keelguard.

Though you will get some scratches/dulling on either side of the keelguard, it is not likely to wear through. Either deal with it, or keep the hull off the sand.
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Jkcam View Post
Beaching it looks way cooler, and it makes it easier for the babes to get in and out.
Until you've been too busy looking cool with the babes and the tide has gone out, then you look a chump.
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Goose77 View Post
I don’t know why anyone would do this without protecting the hull. It seems there was a thread on this recently.
Might have been me. My boat was a little chewed up when I bought it. A couple guys thought it might be the trailer, it wasn't.

I wouldn't beach it. It's easier to get off if backed in anyway.
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Old 10-29-2019, 05:03 AM
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Depends on the sand. My boat beaches twice a day every day and has done for the seven years I've owned it - it's on a drying mooring. It has bottom paint as it's afloat and the sand is fine. It doesn't even wear through the paint let alone start on the gel coat.
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I wouldn't suggest beaching it. Years ago, I beached my first CC, a 17' Mitch Craft, every time I went to the "hang out" beach at the lake.....didn't pay attention until it was too late that the keel was significantly scarred and the hull lines were all chaffed/scratched from the sand and rocks. Fast forward to last year when I decided it was too much trouble to anchor my jet boat and beached it......loaded her up on the trailer at the end of the day and found a chunk missing from the hull. If/when I get a new boat for my retirement gift to myself, which will be black on top and bottom, it will NEVER be beached, no matter how much time it takes to get her anchored properly!
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