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Old 22 June 2015, 06:40   #1
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Son of a Beach
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Drying out / beaching legs?

Does anyone on here use some form of legs to keep their rib upright when it dries out?

The reason I ask is that my SR4 is on a drying mooring and usually tilts to one side, ending up resting a tube on the sand. Yesterday it managed to sitsquare which was nice at the tubes were off the beach, so less rubbing etc., something I'd like may be to happen more often. As such I was thinking of knocking something up to temporarily fit to the rear transom whilst mooring, leaving it in my tender when I head out.

So has anyone tried this before, got designs to copy/inspire or even some vague words of wisdom?

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Old 22 June 2015, 07:00   #2
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You might rig something with a couple of buoys and rope?

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Old 22 June 2015, 07:42   #3
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Yep two buoys one either side placed in between tube and hull large enough to keep tube of ground

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