Here is a pic a friend of mine snapped of my dock. I edited it to show where my boats are as they are both on the same dock:
See that houseboat in the foreground? My trawler is in the 2nd to last slip furthest from shore. That houseboat on shore is supposed to be in the slip next to my trawler, i.e. the very last slip on the dock yet there it is on shore. I am not sure yet of the extent of damage but that WAS a covered dock earlier today so the roof completely blew away. The dock that was 2 docks away from us that a lot of my friends are on...that dock is now only one dock away as the dock that used to be between us is essentially gone and the other dock moved over so I guess I have a shorter walk to see my friends? As of late this afternoon both of my boats were floating but I don't know any more than that except that I can see in the pics that the bimini and eisenglass on both my boats are seemingly gone. One friend's boat that they just bought late last summer had the aft quarters and transom totally separate from the boat above the rubrail at the junction of the rubrail.
And that pic Al posted that looks like it said Hatteras??? THAT is the entrance to my dock or at least what was the entrance to my dock.
I was supposed to be up there today but got delayed due to a lunch meeting in Atlanta. I hope to go up first thing in the morning to check on everything. I have a lot of client's boats for sale at this marina so lots of impacts.
The only good news is that it seems no one lost their lives. One of my brokers that works for me was on one of the docks as he keeps his 48' Jefferson there. He and a liveaboard were watching the storm at the end of the dock and in a matter of moments it was upon them- he didn't even have time to get back on his boat- had to grab a support post for the roof and hold on for dear life. His is the dock that is now one dock closer to me.
-- Edited by Woodsong on Friday 2nd of March 2012 09:21:26 PM
Geeze, Tony. * I didn't give the thread much attention till now. *Anyway, I hope things are left to items to repair and not losses of family & friends. *When Mom Nature wants to kick butt, there is no place safe.
-- Edited by healhustler on Saturday 3rd of March 2012 04:26:26 PM
Both boats sustained damage. The integral, built in, fiberglass double helm chair on the bridge of the monk is gone (???!!!), mast sheered off, port side of bridge somewhat crushed, about half the handrail broken off, etc. etc. Interior looks fine though- no broken windows and no water intrusion. Just heart breaking.
My new boat...dinghy AND the entire dinghy davit assembly that should be on my aft flybridge are laying on my swim platform (or more accurately stated, dinghy is laying on the platform, davit is ripped out and laying on edge of the bridge, port bowrail bent, radar arch all messed up and radar dome blown to pieces, and obviously the eisenglass enclosure is completely gone. No interior damage and no water intrusion on that boat either so that is good.
I can repair the 45. I honestly don't know that I have the heart and energy to rebuild the Monk again. SO much heart and soul was poured into that boat and honestly, words could not express how sad it made me to see her yesterday like that. I just can't believe it to be honest- what are the odds?
Woodsong wrote:I can repair the 45. I honestly don't know that I have the heart and energy to rebuild the Monk again. SO much heart and soul was poured into that boat and honestly, words could not express how sad it made me to see her yesterday like that. I just can't believe it to be honest- what are the odds?
*Don't do it yourself hire it out.* Your insurance deductible should not be that bad as it wasn't a named storm.* Or have the insurance companies come up with a name?
On a brighter side you didn't cause this but you may be able to take advantage of the out come.* There will be new boats bought and repaired ones sold so you just need to be in that mix where you can.* Sort of turning Lemons into*Lemon Aide.
God, Tony.....I'm just sick in my heart for your situation. I know exactly where you are coming from when your proud restoration work is "undone". I'm with you on that inner question that says "I don't know if I can or even want to do that again". Still, at least you don't have to recover physically to even contemplate it. You're OK, your family is OK, and that temporarily depressing situation is thankfully "temporary". That is an excellent platform to heal from, but it is important to simply honor when one needs to take a few breaths before picking-up and moving forward.
Unfortunately, tornadoes are starting be a rite of spring in this area. *Last April, we had the worst outbreak in history that devastated many North Georgia, Alabama and SE Tennessee communities. **
My brother-in-law's boat is somewhere in that tangled wreckage at Island Cove--upside down.
My next-door neighbor's son lives about a mile from the marina. *He was pre-occupied working on a school paper and didn't know about the tornado warnings. *He was on the second floor and only had time to grab the dog and jump in a bathtub before the house exploded around him. *When he was finally able to crawl out the second floor window, it was only a 4-foot drop to the ground.
Very sorry for your losses, Tony, and for everyone who was harmed by these storms.
Very sorry to hear the news. As you know we had a tornado rip through Deltaville last summer, unfortunantly lives were lost. Great to hear no lost souls. Boats can be repaired or replaced. Keep your chin up and count your blessings. Hey the brightside is lots of new customers for you
I just came from my Marina on the Tennessee River and we got hit also but nothing like Island Cove.
Last year we were hit and it completely destroyed one dock.Blew it on to the roadway in 1000's of pieces.Welll they rebuilt it and it opened about 2 months ago and it was almost completey destroyed again.About 1/3 of it looked like it was not damaged a lot.The storms were very bad for sure!!