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Old 08-25-2017, 10:36 AM   #1
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Harvey go away!

Well....two full days of preparing Salty for the surge/storm and boarding up the house are done. Our marina is on the ICW about 5 miles inland from the gulf and about 8 miles East of Matagorda Bay, so hoping the surge will be less than the pilings on our floating dock (10').

Our home is inland about 25 miles, but within the current evacuation zone...that decision was made at midnight last night, and is the subject for discussion for another day....

God willing, see y'all on the other side of this mess!

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Old 08-25-2017, 10:54 AM   #2
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Good luck to you. Take care of you and family. You've done what you can for the boat and house. Be safe.
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ugh, I hate that feeling. My stomach flips reading your post. We did the same thing here last year with Hermine and Matthew. Be safe. Good luck!
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Best of luck to you and everyone else in the path of that mess!
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Old 08-25-2017, 11:49 AM   #5
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I delt with Harvey a week ago in Grenada, luckily not as strong. Good luck with everything.
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Luke,

Hope for the best for you. Perhaps the barrier islands will slow things down a bit and minimize the impact. Ten feet "should" be a good position, but even over 10 feet, if the boat is well secured so it won't move much, it can just float down between pilings without issues. Hope you come out fine, we're thinking about you.
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Be safe... lots of vessels in the western gulf...
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How all is well for you Mate and the best of luck to you Mate.


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I hope everything went okay!!!! Prayers for y'all over there. Man that was a wicked storm!!!
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Be safe... lots of vessels in the western gulf...
They go out there for safety reasons. It was funny because the Cruise ships were trying to get out of port. The Galveston/Texas City pilots granted their wish. Now the port is closed(no Pilots bringing in ships). ANd the cruise ships are stranded out there!!!
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They go out there for safety reasons. It was funny because the Cruise ships were trying to get out of port. The Galveston/Texas City pilots granted their wish. Now the port is closed(no Pilots bringing in ships). ANd the cruise ships are stranded out there!!!
Wow that crazy Baker! Thanks for the info!

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Best of luck. After the winds die down, the deluge of rain stands to test batteries and bilge pumps. Still an awful situation.
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Several cruise ships programmed for Galveston have diverted to NOLA until Harvey settles down.

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First light video from Rockport. I do not know this source so not sure if it is a "random sample" or a sensationalized version. Looks pretty random to me....and it looks like a bomb went off....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...eA&app=desktop
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All. Please remember the news organizations always look for the "worst" images to show because that is what sells. Not trying to minimize the cat 1 hurricane but you will never see an average of the area only the most damaged.
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All. Please remember the news organizations always look for the "worst" images to show because that is what sells. Not trying to minimize the cat 1 hurricane but you will never see an average of the area only the most damaged.
Hence my comment quantifying the video....BUT....it was a CAT 4 at landfall!!!
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First light video from Rockport. I do not know this source so not sure if it is a "random sample" or a sensationalized version. Looks pretty random to me....and it looks like a bomb went off....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...eA&app=desktop
Thanks Baker for the link.

Old Mother Nature is one Mother you never what to mess with! I wish all the people hit by this all the best.

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Baker it was a cat 4 (130 mph) by the new standards, the old standards would have been a cat 3 (as it was never reported at 131). That's not to minimize the storm but just to put it in proper prospective. Any storm will damage property but it appears you may have gotten lucky.
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