Boat on its side: Is this a common sight?

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I came across this picture on the internet. Why do you think the owner would have done this, or was it likely unintentional? I could see if you had to do some prop work and let the boat go dry, but I would rather have the boat pulled and not risk the roll over. The boat looks like a 36' Calvin or Wayne Beal, sure is a nice looking boat with great lines. I've visited Maine's working water fronts a number of times and never seen this before.

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I found this statement on the link you provided- "Pirates would often careen their ships because they had no access to drydocks".

So the owner of this boat must be a pirate...:)

I figured the guy had some underwater repair, but wasn't sure. I still would feel a bit uneasy having my boat tip over that much on land.
 

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Doesn't look like any of the boats from Matinicus... So I'm not so sure about being a pirate

It's not so bad really, remember your fuel vent should be up high and the fill should have a stout cap on it for no leaking. Some fluid might come in your clearing ports a little but when there is enough under the boat the vessel just gets back up like an old hound dog called away from his spot beside the wood stove. It really isn't severe. I beach mine somewhat often, but I prop it against the dock due to all of the damn rocks where I am.
 

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Up in Nova Scotia we saw the boats tied along a wall & grounded with each tide. The fitted a box-like structure along the bilge to keep the boat upright. I wondered how they would position the support - maybe sling chains under the transom & forward?
 

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In New Bedford that is what as know as a "Portagee Haul-out". Usually not quite enough tide so a couple of well placed warps to the pier will do the trick.
 

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Wonderful design. I've never heard a harsh word about them and its common for an owner to simply replace tired machinery with fresh and keep the boat. Crowley-Beal has the mold for this great old timer.
 

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Hi Brian,
Just think about all the boats up here that "go dry" every tide or on fishing closures. I'm sure you guys in Cook Inlet go dry quite a bit. The whole harbor in Dillingham goes dry.
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I think this was taken near kittery when i was boat shopping.
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Steve- Great picture of some Bristol Bay boats. I knew Bay boats go dry more than they float, but their keels are only about 18"-24" deep, and they are usually tied one to another. Most lobster boat keels are 34"- 44" deep, and laying over by themselves would make me a little nervous. But from all accounts, it's a common practice, just not one I would feel comfortable doing:).

We Inlet guys are a little more "refined" than the Bay guys:D. We do everything we can to keep our boats floating. Back in the early '90s see say a guy get stuck on a sand bar in the mouth of the Kenai river, his boat tipped over at a good angle, some fuel spilled, and he had a little fire in his cabin. The fire extinguisher came in handy that day.
 

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Thanx for the new to me term..."Careening" I think a bit unnerving for me except maybe after a hurricane 1X with my 35 Duffy.
Not a regular thing I could get used to even if the true DE is built for it!
I prefer to sea mine floating horizontally ( in the water) as a boat is intended to be....Whoa!:confused:
 

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I've seen pics of vessels in England that get hauled high onto the beach with a bulldozer, but how can they get them back in without any damage?
 
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