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Old 01-18-2010, 11:05 PM   #1
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The 60-foot sailboat Dreadnought sits high and dry after running aground on a shoal in Rocky Pass, about 27 miles southwest of Petersburg, on Saturday (08/21/01).



The hull of the Dreadnought is suspended well above the shoal following its grounding on Saturday. The crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Elderberry assisted the five sailors on the Dreadnought, a New Zealand vessel, and escorted them out of Keku Strait at high tide.

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If the bottom wasn't already clean, this would have been the perfect time to attack it with a scraper!

Which reminds me, I need to go buy some scrapers and boots. My boat is also aground and there is a very low tide at 9:30AM tomorrow morning.
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:55 AM   #2
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They didn't careen but are instead...balanced? I can't tell from the pics, but since no boat legs evident, did they just run out anchors on each side? The fin keel isn't stable on its own...I'm a bit confused...
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The 60-foot sailboat Dreadnought sits high and dry after running aground on a shoal in Rocky Pass, about 27 miles southwest of Petersburg, on Saturday (08/21/01).
Without a close up picture, I would hazard a guess that it is balanced precariously on a "Wing Keel" and depending on when the picture after the event, I wonder if legs of some sort were brought in to provide support (can't tell from the date given, was it the 21st Jan 08 0r 21 Aug 01) also get an impression that it is sitting in a canal.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:16 AM   #4
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Well, Keku Strait is south of Petersburg, Alaska, so it's not January. August 21, 2001 was a Tuesday, however. August 21 fell on a Saturday in 1999, 2004, and will fall on Saturday, 2010.

So, when was it, I wonder?
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:42 PM   #5
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No, I don't believe this. What you see is not always what you get.

Seafarer, did you take the photos yourself?

There is no way a fin keeled boat like this can sit upright unsupported between tides. As soon as the water level falls the tide itself if not the waves and wind (if any) will put pressure on one side of the hull or the other and push her over.

Sorry, I just do not think this is possible.

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Agree. Looks like a photoshop job to me... if for not other reason than the bottom is just too impossibly clean.
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I've seen a similar photo published over here, but the vessel concerned was very much smaller than "Dreadnought" although also of fin keel design. On that occasion the keel had wedged in a crack or fissure in the rock as the tide ebbed, and was basically jambed upright rather than just balanced. I have a feeling it was down in one of the anchorages in the Isles of Scilly.

http://a.abcnews.com/images/International/...t_090708_mn.jpg

Found this. Although this incident is not the one I refer to above.
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I did a Google Image search for "Sailboat gone aground" and came across that news story. It didn't have a date in the story, but the web address was http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082101..._sailboat.shtml so I assumed that the numbers represented the date the story was published.

I figure it has a wing or bulb of some kind, and the outgoing tide buried it. It would have to be a fast tide to have that much vertical range. I've seen fast-moving rivers completely bury trucks in minutes, so I'm sure it could bury a wing keel in a single tide.
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Agree. Looks like a photoshop job to me... if for not other reason than the bottom is just too impossibly clean.
Yes, I agree....and I use photoshop frequently... seriously interesting things can be done with it....like for example, create pictures that show hurricanes in reverse (backwards) orientation....just ask al gore... LOL....

Similar situation here?

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