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BrickTopHarry

Sailboat Runs Aground off Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, 4 Rescued

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See those kelp patches way the hell out there? Better to stay outside of those unless your boat has some kind of anti-kelp defense mechanism.

 

My best guess is he fouled up his rudder and prop on kelp, then drifted in, picking up more kelp as he went along.

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Geez... we sailed by there on the way back from MissionBay that afternoon... on the correct side of the kelp beds so too far off to see them if they were still there. Very mild conditions; 5-8kts due west; even the tiniest bit of sailing ability and any amount of sail up should enable you to avoid grounding yourself even without an engine and fouled by kelp. Wonder what happened.

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There is a path through close to shore but you need to know where it is and what the tide is doing. One ends up there every few years, these guys got lucky. Most of them end up in pieces on the rocks.

When the swell is small people think that's navigable water. It's not.

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might be a new boat owner = did not know what he could or should not do.

 

Betcha that never happens to him again

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Lotsa boats go through there, staying as close as possible to the kelp beds on the inside. But that's one of the best surfing spots in the county with multiple reefs ringing those cliffs and you have to stay well off.

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Lotsa boats go through there, staying as close as possible to the kelp beds on the inside. But that's one of the best surfing spots in the county with multiple reefs ringing those cliffs and you have to stay well off.

 

 

Shhhhh. Don't let the kooks know.

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Lotsa boats go through there, staying as close as possible to the kelp beds on the inside. But that's one of the best surfing spots in the county with multiple reefs ringing those cliffs and you have to stay well off.

No no surf there none at all....just keep on moving. PB is where the surf is and all the reefs are in La Jolla

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