Cayo Costa

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I just discovered Cayo Costa. But, very nervous about ruining my the Sharkhide on my tunes by running it up on the beach. Will the sand on the beach damage the Sharkhide?
 

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If you keep you boat in a slip ,Sharkhide wears off below the waterline in a bout 2 weeks.
Here is a link to the Sharkhide site

 

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The more I think about it, landing on sand , with the movement of the waves, is a dumb idea. Bound to wear at the finish. Best just to anchor behind the breakers and wade in.
 

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This is what I do in Fl. We frequent a little island in from the inlet and I anchor off the beach and wade in. Allows the waves, boat wake and tides to do their thing without me having to worry about hitting bottom or getting beached on an outgoing tide
 

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NEVER did like beaching our boat!!! Did it a couple times in Virginia and didn't like running up on the sand. Or rocks or stumps or whatever else is under there! There was a place we used to go to play volleyball in the water. I used to throw out 2 anchors in 2 or 3 feet of water and walk in.....
 

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We go to Cayo Costa frequently with our (now) fiberglass boat. On the Gulf side, most will have 2 anchors, and anchor out in 3-4' with stern to shore using the second small anchor there to keep the stern from swinging. Bow to the incoming waves with the big anchor. If you're in the bay side just anchor a few feet out, bow in, as you can still keep the stern from swinging with a second one.
 
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