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Old 02-09-2015, 12:54 PM   #21
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Murray keeping your young in your mouth might help lessen your discomfort. o
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:32 PM   #22
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Record snowfalls equal record carnage. Here's some photo's of a couple boats that sunk and two collapsed boat sheds. Don't know the official tally yet, but word on the dock is that the storm set a record for damage in the marina in addition to total snowfall.
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:09 AM   #23
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Wow, those pictures are really sad to look at.
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Murray, Sorry to see that. You are lucky but obviously others were not.

I think I recognize the Palmer, the first photo, as originally called the Western Glen when I new it and the owners about 12-15 yr ago.

The 13K number says it came from the Vancouver area, some of the details I can see tell me I knew the owners at least one or two removed. If it has, still has, an alum. radar tubing mast, then it was the Western Glen.

My sympathies for those that lost their vessels and hope that in the end the Badger fares well.
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:58 AM   #25
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Thanks guys; it sure is a sad sight.

The boat in the first photo does have an aluminum tubing radar mast, so it must be the boat you're thinking of. The current owner is a great guy with a gazillion years experience on the coast of BC who used it well. Life dealt him and his family some really bad cards these last couple years, which kept him away from the boat. My heart breaks for him.

Badger came through unscathed. Managed to get the frozen sliding doors open today and was happy to find the inverter/charger automatically goes back to the setting it was in when the power went out.

I always thought a boat shed would be a great idea...if I ever go that route I'll be sure to have it designed to withstand 5 feet of compact drifted snow on one side of the roof!
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Record snowfalls equal record carnage. Here's some photo's of a couple boats that sunk and two collapsed boat sheds. Don't know the official tally yet, but word on the dock is that the storm set a record for damage in the marina in addition to total snowfall.
yikes!!!!
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:08 PM   #27
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Here's the official word from the marina:

"Gooday to you all,

I am sure by now you are aware of the major incident we have had with the weather at the marina? The staff and I are doing our very best to solve the ongoing problems. We do apologize for any inconvenience you might encounter.

We have been fortunate in having some of the local boat owners showing up on site and they have been kind enough to assist in the cleaning snow off other vessels; and we thank them very much for all their help.

I am sorry to say that we do have five vessels sunk as well as two boathouses. It looks like the boathouses were over loaded on one when the snow slid off the opposite. side and they flipped.

I have been in contact with the new owners of the marina and they are doing all they can to assist us. They are looking at securing a barge which can carry a crane to recover the sunken vessels.

We are doing our best to keep you informed of the ongoing situation, however please feel free to call us if you require any more details.

Thank you for your understanding."
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:44 PM   #28
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It's always a sad day when boats sink.
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:02 PM   #29
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It's always a sad day when boats sink.
Amen to that. We had one sink in our marina just this past week. That and one that burned at the start of winter - we were there on that one and thanks to quick response from the fire department when we first saw smoke it was contained to the one boat and didn't sink. We lost three boats last winter. none of this due to snow - just poor maintenance and failure to winterize systems. My family in NH has gotten about five feet of snow in the past two weeks. It was mid-60s here over the weekend, and we deciced to have a seafood boil at the marina!
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It's going to be over 80 here tomorrow and high 70's today. It's hard to relate to 5' of snow.
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Carnage at MK Marina

Murray,
Glad to hear that Badger is in good shape - hope to see you on the water one of these days. I may not get north this summer - but next summer for sure.

Had a friend that was supposed to be in Kitimat this week but Chevron/Woodside have put the brakes on their LNG project. He is working on the water side of things, including some Clio Bay work.
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Great to hear your boat survived the storm ok. We have had a large amount of snow last ten days also,however,all boats in our area are on the hard.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:04 PM   #33
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The total numbers are in. Including MK Bay and two smaller marinas the snow took down 10 boats and three boat houses with boats in them. This in a community of 9,000 people.

Thanks for all the good thoughts sent our way.
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I feel for them. I almost lost mine in a similar snow caused shed collapse many years ago. A bunch of boat suffered much damage and several were sunk. Sick feeling. Nothing could be done here either untill the crane barges got in to lift the shed, free the boats and raise the sunken ones.

My sympathies to them.
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Old 02-14-2015, 06:08 PM   #35
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Here's a photo of the bow now that all the snow, ice, and slush has melted away. You can tell how low in the water Badger got by where the diesel stain from sunken boats is. (Our fuel tanks are full...the PO put an extra tank in the lazarette, so it's sitting pretty stern heavy).

If we had Badger tied with its bow into the north wind, the snow drift would have been to the top of the pilothouse, completely covered the saloon roof, and filled in the aft deck. Our story may well of had a more disastrous ending!
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:54 AM   #36
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Don't worry , with Global Warming 10 ft of snow will be gone very quickly.

When living aboard we would clean the dock, and a good foot pathway on board , but snow is an insulator , so was mostly left in place till the next big melt started.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:55 PM   #37
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One of the boats was raised a few days after the storm, put in the yard, and the engine is running again. Don't know his long term plans. The other boats stayed on the bottom waiting for the barge to arrive.

This 49' Meridian came up today. It was in a boathouse that turned over sideways when a couple feet of snow slid off one side of the roof, but the 6 to 8 feet of drifted and corniced snow stuck to the other. Apparently it was purchased brand new a couple years ago;
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