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    Default Dry out on sand within a day sail of Shotley

    I need to change my prop, so need to dry out twice, once to take measurements, second to fit new prop.

    When based at Wells-next-the-Sea, it was a struggle to find anywhere that was not nice firm sand to dry out on.

    Now I am based at Shotley, I'm struggling to find anywhere to dry out a for a tide, that isn't mud.

    Is there anywhere within a daysail of Shotley that a bilge keel can dry out and not get covered in mud?
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    Default Re: Dry out on sand within a day sail of Shotley

    How about the northern side of Stone Point? Alterntively, for a few beer tokens, the scrubbing posts at SYH.

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    Default Re: Dry out on sand within a day sail of Shotley

    The beach at Shotley Sailing Club, time it right and you can have a pint in the club while you wait for the tide to come in

    (Don't do it on a dinghy sailing day, which are pretty much finished now, check with someone at the club to be sure).

    Otherwise, Pin Mill.
    Last edited by PaulRainbow; 07-10-19 at 12:25.
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    Default Re: Dry out on sand within a day sail of Shotley

    SYH site says they have a grid

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    Default Re: Dry out on sand within a day sail of Shotley

    ‘Second sands’, just down river from Pin Mill

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    Default Re: Dry out on sand within a day sail of Shotley

    Quote Originally Posted by RivalRedwing View Post
    How about the northern side of Stone Point? Alterntively, for a few beer tokens, the scrubbing posts at SYH.
    Just for clarity, you mean somewhere in this area?



    The chart certainly seems to suggest that could be a good place to try, particularily in a prevailing SW.

    SYH is an option, but I presumed that might also have a layer of mud, plus the (allbeit small) inconvenience of booking in etc. To remove the prop, I'll need to more or less sit/kneel under the centerline of the boat, rather thjan if I was antifouling I could just reach under with a roller.
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    Default Re: Dry out on sand within a day sail of Shotley

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryCottam View Post
    Just for clarity, you mean somewhere in this area?

    The chart certainly seems to suggest that could be a good place to try, particularily in a prevailing SW.

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    I think he means Stone Point at Wrabness on the Stour. Fairly hard ground there.
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    Default Re: Dry out on sand within a day sail of Shotley

    just come on the public hard at Pinmill, If you want you can then drive down and park beside the boat with your tools etc. .... best to move the car before you go to the Butt though.........

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    Default Re: Dry out on sand within a day sail of Shotley

    I would use SYH as I have many times. Good flat concrete pad against easy to moor to pile platform. About £27.00 for a 30 footer per tide. Water and power available, plus usual facilities.

    (SYH if you see this, it needs a good power wash every now and then to clear some mud)

    I have dried out at stone point (on purpose ) but Pin Mill would be easier I think.
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    Default Re: Dry out on sand within a day sail of Shotley

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryCottam View Post
    I need to change my prop, so need to dry out twice, once to take measurements, second to fit new prop.

    When based at Wells-next-the-Sea, it was a struggle to find anywhere that was not nice firm sand to dry out on.

    Now I am based at Shotley, I'm struggling to find anywhere to dry out a for a tide, that isn't mud.

    Is there anywhere within a daysail of Shotley that a bilge keel can dry out and not get covered in mud?
    Pin Mill upper hard? (Pub adjacent...)

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