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Old 07-12-2019, 02:25 PM   #1
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Hurricane Barry

Spent the morning at the slip getting Old School ready for whatever is headed her way. This is one weird storm, nobody seems to have a handle on it. But, I expect flood waters so moved her out into the fairway and tied as well as possible. Had to get out from under cover because the paravane outriggers might punch a hole in the roof. Hopefully this one moves through quickly but all predictions are for huge rain. We shall see.
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:48 PM   #2
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Good luck! Looks like you’ve done it right. I’m betting Old School will be fine. How far inland are you?
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Good luck everyone. Barry shouldn't be much more than a bit of wind and a LOT of rain.

My insurance company reminded me that I submitted a written hurricane preparedness plan to them - they're so thoughtful, that way.

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Old 07-12-2019, 04:26 PM   #4
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Good luck! Looks like youíve done it right. Iím betting Old School will be fine. How far inland are you?
Hey Parks, iím a fair ways inland on the Tickfaw River. The wind really isnít an issue, itís the flood water that keeps you worried. The Tickfaw drains a lot of acreage to the north which includes Louisiana and parts of southern Mississippi. The mouth of the Tickfaw empties into Lake Maurepas which empties into Lake Ponchartrain which then goes around New Orleans and eventually empties into the Mississippi Sound. With rainfall going downhill and the hurricane pushing water uphill into Ponchartrain and Maurepas, it gets real dicey. Iíve been through 4 floods at this slip in the 10 years there, sometimes takes a week before the waters get low enough to drive to the slip.
Should know how things look by Sunday afternoon.
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You got her out of the shed and it looks like you’ve used good long lines so she can rise with the water. Looks good to me.

Of course bear in mind that this is from a guy whose boat sank in the last hurricane to hit here. ��
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...gulf of mexico hurricane warning...

...GULF OF MEXICO HURRICANE WARNING...

.TROPICAL STORM BARRY NEAR 28.7N 90.9W 993 MB AT 2100 UTC JUL 12
MOVING WNW OR 300 DEG AT 5 KT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 55 KT
GUSTS 65 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WITHIN 90 NM NE
QUADRANT...150 NM SE QUADRANT...130 NM SW QUADRANT...AND 70 NM
NW QUADRANT. SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITH 210 NM NE QUADRANT AND
150 NM SE QUADRANT WITH SEAS TO 19 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 360 NM E
AND 150 NM W SEMICIRCLES WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL STORM BARRY INLAND NEAR 30.1N 91.9W.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 60 KT GUSTS 75 KT. TROPICAL STORM FORCE
WINDS WITHIN 90 NM NE QUADRANT...150 NM SE QUADRANT...110 NM SW
QUADRANT...AND 60 NM NW QUADRANT. SEAS 12 FT OR GREATER WITHIN
240 SE SEMICIRCLE WITH SEAS TO 16 FT. ELSEWHERE WITHIN 330 SE
SEMICIRCLES WINDS 20 TO 33 KT. SEAS 8 TO 12 FT.
.48 HOUR FORECAST TROPICAL DEPRESSION BARRY INLAND NEAR 32.5N
92.5W. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 30 KT GUSTS TO 40 KT. OVER
FORECAST WATERS WITHIN 330 NM SE QUADRANT WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS
8 TO 9 FT.
.72 HOUR FORECAST POST-TROPICAL REMNANT LOW BARRY NEAR 35.0N
92.5W. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 20 KT GUSTS 30 KT.
EXTENDED OUTLOOK...USE FOR GUIDANCE ONLY...ERRORS MAY BE LARGE.
.96 HOUR FORECAST POST-TROPICAL REMNANT LOW BARRY NEAR 38.0N
91.0W. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS 20 KT GUSTS 30 KT.

FORECAST WINDS IN AND NEAR ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES SHOULD BE
USED WITH CAUTION DUE TO UNCERTAINTY IN FORECAST TRACK...SIZE
AND INTENSITY.

.SYNOPSIS AND FORECAST.

.ATLC 18 HOUR FORECAST FROM 11N TO 14N BETWEEN 39W AND 43W WINDS
20 KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT IN MIXED SWELL.
.24 HOUR FORECAST FROM 12N TO 14N BETWEEN 41W AND 44W WINDS 20
KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT IN MIXED SWELL.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 11N TO 14N BETWEEN 44W AND 51W WINDS 20
KT OR LESS. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT IN MIXED NE AND NW SWELL.

.CARIBBEAN FROM 10N TO 15N BETWEEN 72W AND 80W NE TO E WINDS 20
TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO 11 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LITTLE CHANGE.
.48 HOUR FORECAST FROM 10N TO 17N BETWEEN 68W AND 79W NE TO
E...INCLUDING GULF OF VENEZUELA...WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 8 TO
11 FT.

.CARIBBEAN 06 HOUR FORECAST S OF 17N W OF 86W E WINDS 20 TO 25
KT. SEAS 8 TO 9 FT.
.18 HOUR FORECAST WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.
.24 HOUR FORECAST LITTLE CHANGE.

.REMAINDER OF AREA WINDS 20 KT OR LESS. SEAS LESS THAN 8 FT.

$$
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You got her out of the shed and it looks like youíve used good long lines so she can rise with the water. Looks good to me.

Of course bear in mind that this is from a guy whose boat sank in the last hurricane to hit here. ��
Just to give me something more to worry about, whyíd she sink? I had to unplug to get outside the slip so the bilge pump is on battery power till this is through. But, 2 new 6 volt golf cart batts so should be good, plus rain has never been an issue w/ this boat.
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Iím not sure what happened but I have a theory.

I tied the boat up facing down river where I expected the strongest winds.
I also installed a spare bilge pump with the hose tied to the stern cleat about two feet above the water.

When I came back after the storm the boat was tied facing the other direction and the spare pump hose was inside the boat.

I think what happened is that the marina folks had turned my boat around to make more room for another boat. Instead of securing the hose to a cleat they just stuck it out one of the cockpit scupper. This might have allowed it to touch the water. When the pump ran and then stopped, the water left in the hose ran back down to the bilge and started a siphon that eventually killed the batteries and sank the boat.

Thatís my theory anyway. I have no way to be sure what happened. There was no hull damage.

I had the boat refloated in two days. She was well insured.
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