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    Question Beach Camping out of Seward

    I have a 19' Harbercraft (aluminum) and want to do some camping in the bay. I've been to Thumb Cove and believe the beach there would be ok to run my boat on, but are there any other coves that you know of that have hospitable beaches? From what I've seen, most of the shoreline out of Seward is too rocky to beach. I figure if I beach at low high tide, I'm good for 12hrs until high high tide unless I use the anchor & bouy method to keep the boat offshore. Does that sound right?

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    Sunny Cove has a limited beach area, may already be taken if you don't get there early. We ended up with our boat beached during the night one trip. Used drift wood we found to build a track, slid the boat right back in the water no problem. Later developed an anchoring system to ferry the boat to and from the beach.

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    Talking Better check those tides!

    Last time I looked, a beached boat at low tide was floating again real soon. Might want to think over the timing of that operation along with a tide book.

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    im very interested in camping out of seward too. what exacly is tthe bouy ancor system

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    Default Bouy Anchor systems

    Neil Moomey has one, sorta like a cloths line retrieval system.
    I use one of the bungee style cords: so easy even I can do it.
    Rob

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    Default How we did it

    Quote Originally Posted by sgtpunisher View Post
    im very interested in camping out of seward too. what exacly is tthe bouy ancor system
    We used a round boat fender (round and red) with enough anchor line for the cove we were camping in. Use a large ring at the bouy, enough line to get from the bouy to the beach twice, stainless clip on each end. One end of the line through the bouy ring to the bow of the boat, back to the beach paying out line. Second clip attaches to the rear of the boat. Pull the line, ferry the boat out to the bouy, tie off to stake at beach (we used a piece of rebar with an eye in one end) Next day pull your boat back to the beach. If you don't know the area low tide would be your best time to set this up as the high tide line should be visible on the beach.

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    Default El Dorado Passage

    On the Seward side of that spit there are some good enough beaches, go to the middle where there are a couple trees is real good, if folks have not trashed it up bad.
    There is a sunken boat right there straight out, can see the mast at lowish tides. But your open to the wind, have had to wait.
    I use the Anchor then rope thru slip rings and tied off to the beach boat almost always stays in the water riding the tide. Have it draw out on a PDF file

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