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Old 08-22-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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Moonstruck is in Ft. Pierce. As a precaution today I had her moved over to a boatyard and hauled. It is a little early, but the yards can fill up, so get there while there is space. Early is good. This morning it looked like Isaac was moving to the East. This evening it looks West. Round and Round he goes.

Timjet and Twisted are in the projected path along with Fred who is probably safe in Ortona. I think we have a couple of new members in the Ft. Myers area. Anyone that wants please chime in and let us know about your preparations. Also how you are doing. Good luck to all. Hunker down!
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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It's the "J" storm (TD-10) we are worried about here in NC.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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Yes, Isaac looks to give the Keys and some of south Florida a run for their money.

I hope it trends west and goes up the Mississippi Valley for some drought relief...even thoght the heavy rains may not help the farmers, it may fill the ole Miss back up.

Looks like Joyce will stay pretty far offshore...but only day from now will tell for sure.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:33 PM   #4
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A tad to the west would be good:

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Old 08-23-2012, 03:30 PM   #5
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Isaac, you stay East, Okeechobee needs the water!
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:38 PM   #6
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:39 PM   #7
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If it runs down the center of the projected path, which it rarely does, then Florida will get tons of rain, it'll landfall in LA (Lower Alabama) and ease up into the Mississippi delta which needs the rain as well. And if the worst it does is a Cat 1 or a low Cat 2 then the winds won't be all that bad for any extended period.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:03 PM   #8
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I'm feeling pretty safe. We are in Milan headed for Venice tomorrow. Sorry for the thread hijack (well kind of <smile>).

Tight lines (if that is your preference!)
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:23 PM   #9
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Sea Level berthed at Ft. Myers Boat Club. A first class facility with floating docks, tide riders, extended pilings diagonal docking, stern to, and surrounded by mangroves, no trees or roof tiles that can be injurious to the boat. Tight, Double lines, remove canvas, batten hatches, hope for best. Be safe, everyone.
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Sea Level berthed at Ft. Myers Boat Club. A first class facility with floating docks, tide riders, extended pilings diagonal docking, stern to, and surrounded by mangroves, no trees or roof tiles that can be injurious to the boat. Tight, Double lines, remove canvas, batten hatches, hope for best. Be safe, everyone.
Good luck, guys. John, I'm not familiar with the Ft. Myers Boat Club. Is it new, and where is it? Too bad your first post had to be about a hurricane. Welcome. Hope you stay with us. Love SW Florida.

Refigio, where you headed in Venice? Oh, that Venice!
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:32 PM   #11
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Moonstruck, thanks. FM boat club is located 2 miles (up river) north of MM 1 of ICW at Sanibel bridge, considered to be So. FM. Facility is, I think, 4 yrs. since total rehab. While a full service yard IS in place, ambitious plans for restaurant(s) pool, clubhouse, and full land support has been dampened by our economy. This will be the best kept secret on the west coast when development is complete. Numerous Sabres, Hinckleys, GB's, Alden, and Little Harbors seek service at yard. Can be an entertaining walk on dock at times.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:48 PM   #12
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John, is that near Grandma Dot's?
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MOONSTRUCK, Gandmas is perhaps 1.5M from MM1 to the south. Grandmas sits at the south end of Sanibel Isl. You MUST know/of M. Ireland. Infamous in our waters. Before moving to FM from Clearwater,
Grandmas marina was our stopping off spot on way to Keys.
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MOONSTRUCK, Gandmas is perhaps 1.5M from MM1 to the south. Grandmas sits at the south end of Sanibel Isl. You MUST know/of M. Ireland. Infamous in our waters. Before moving to FM from Clearwater,
Grandmas marina was our stopping off spot on way to Keys.
OK, I think I got it now. You are on the OWW section a little up the Caloosahatchee. Right? Is it near the St. Charles Yacht Club?
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MOONSTRUCK, your so close. St. Charles, then Gulf Harbour, then also to starboard privately marked channel to Palmetto Point, Town and River communities as well as boat club further down channel to south. All before Cape Coral Parkway bridge. The CC side of river is evolving nicely as well with Cape Harbor and
Tarpon Point becoming particularly friendly to transit boaters with wonderful amenities.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:51 PM   #16
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Pensacola Here. My Marina is starting the Hurricane Haulout for Isaac. My question is what should I do to ensure the best chance for my boat to survive a punch in the nose? Current plan is to haulout and put 6 stands on my 40 footer. I will remove all glass and bimini. Will keep the bilge pump on and all other DC power secured. Any other ideas? should be interesting.. not my first rodeo.. Hurricane Ivan 2004.
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Good luck and stay safe down there in the himacane path.
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Blue Heron--- Needless to say, make sure the yard chains all the stand pairs together so they can't walk out from under the boat.
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Blue Heron--- Needless to say, make sure the yard chains all the stand pairs together so they can't walk out from under the boat.
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