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Old 11-25-2013, 11:46 PM   #1
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Pretty good winds here on the gulf coast! 33 kts due to a low moving through.
Came home and doubled springs on both sides. Winds expected to shift from E to ESE and then S. next 7 hours. Tomorrow calls for W at 17 kts. Crazy. Hope I can keep her off dock. High tide to boot.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:56 AM   #3
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Crazy winds. I had a stern spring separate and it pushed my boat up against a pylon. Some damage. I need it to quit lightening so I can inspect lines and reset.

A Benetau Sailboat has his Jib loose. That's gonna cost some money. Looks torn.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:37 AM   #4
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Blue Heron, how have your floating docks held up, especially during the high tide?
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A Benetau Sailboat has his Jib loose. That's gonna cost some money. Looks torn.
Ouch! Those jibs will do that in gusty winds. I always tried to keep mine with a maypole wrap if I was going to be away from the boat/
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #6
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Blue Heron, how have your floating docks held up, especially during the high tide?
We are on a different marine. Our docks are fixed. Tide almost over the docks. That and 50 kt gusts. Yikes
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Rub rail teak will need to be replaced.
Small fiber glass ding.
Gonna be a couple of boat units.
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Ouch! What were you rubbing on?
At first I thought: 33 knot winds?- What are you worried about? but now I see.
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Thats got hurt, here at the The Wharf in Orange Beach it wasn't that bad 2 inches of rain and some wind but I feel for you guys it looked like the heavy weather cell missed us and got you.
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Yep. I was able to double lines but a stern line snapped. (Made in China West Marine crap!!).
Hopefully insurance will cover.
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That squall line is about 50 miles West of me right now, and headed this way. Thanks a lot for sending it over here! :-)
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We had an earlier discussion about floating docks, just wondering do you think floating docks would have made a difference. Did the line break because it was chafed between the boat and the piling or did the line break and because it broke you sustained the damage?
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That squall line is about 50 miles West of me right now, and headed this way. Thanks a lot for sending it over here! :-)
Good luck!
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We had an earlier discussion about floating docks, just wondering do you think floating docks would have made a difference. Did the line break because it was chafed between the boat and the piling or did the line break and because it broke you sustained the damage?
Tim, I think the floating docks are WAY better than fixed docks. If my boat was on a floating dock I'm reasonably sure she would have held fine with bumpers / fenders and doubled lines.

I know the winds were gusty and that gust wasn't a steady strain and I think that could have has the biggest effect on my situation. I don't know why the line separated. It was rated for my boat. It separated and I can't see if it was chaffed or not.

The line snapping allowed the stern to swing into the pylon. The springs couldn't hold it once it got moving.
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I think it's also contributing factor that the marina is directly exposed to gulf winds with little lee. We are on the ICW with only Johnson's Beach, a barrier island to our south about 3/4 mile. So we get the tide and winds.
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My insurance company took my info. Ill get her repaired and back in the water in no time.
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I get 50 knt winds regularly up here. 80 knt gusts are common.

The boat looks like a spider web.

Once tied off you have to push and pull on the boat every way she will go to make sure she is static on her lines. (Not touching the dock or fenders anywhwere)

No frayed lines and chafe gear every where.

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Glad to hear Blue Heron will be up and running without much down time.

You guys up there get all the weather and hurricanes. Heck I get nervous with forecast 30 kt gusts.
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You guys up there get all the weather and hurricanes. Heck I get nervous with forecast 30 kt gusts.
Yeah we do get our share, and then some. Our weather systems usually develop around Texas and then come galumphing over from (roughly) West to East, although usually with a bit of movement toward the Northeast. You guys down on the Peninsula don't get that, as a general rule. But we have lots of other advantages (cannot think of any right now, but I feel that there must surely be some!).
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Glad to hear Blue Heron will be up and running without much down time.

You guys up there get all the weather and hurricanes. Heck I get nervous with forecast 30 kt gusts.
Thanks amigo. Goes with life. Nothing money won't fix. It does hurt the heart to see an ole girl with a black eye though.

Salt life. What are you gonna do? :-)
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