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Old 12-04-2015, 03:33 PM   #21
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Sail cruisers and less wealthy motor folks come and store afloat in my neighborhood which is a great Hurricane Hole .

Near either coast few storage yards are the required 15-18ft above sea level for a CAT 5 slammer.
You might want to do some research on the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 and the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane. It might be a great hurricane hole for coastal storms but these storms can come across the state with a fury. Both those storms pretty much destroyed Moore Haven and several cities inland from the coast. There are no sure bets anywhere in South Florida.
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Old 12-04-2015, 04:39 PM   #22
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You might want to do some research on the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 and the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane. It might be a great hurricane hole for coastal storms but these storms can come across the state with a fury. Both those storms pretty much destroyed Moore Haven and several cities inland from the coast. There are no sure bets anywhere in South Florida.
I don't know how certain areas became billed as hurricane holes and others as having huge danger. It's often not based on history or based on current established flood zones. I had an acquaintance who when we moved to Fort Lauderdale was so concerned and said "aren't you terrified of hurricanes down there?" The part of it that I found so odd was he'd just lost his boat, cars, and had tremendous damage from Sandy.

Every one so concerned saying you can't get insurance when there are more boats insured in Florida than the next four states north combined.

Now, I'd educate myself about the history of an area, but I'm not sure I'm going to get too scared based on something from 1928.

I thought Columbia, SC was fairly safe until this year, and it wasn't even a hurricane causing the damage. As to haulout for hurricane protection, if it's not set up right, it's no more protected, and perhaps less, than a good floating dock. Two facilities I would say have excellent hurricane haul out arrangements. Bennett in Wilmington and Jarrett in Beaufort.

As to the OP, I don't see where he's expressed hurricane concern as his reason for haulout anyway. He seems focused on price and the ability to DIY.

Oh, and we're on the ICW (Well canal just off) and upon review they reduced the official flood risk status of our area. Seems 6' is the most experienced in the 100 year frame.
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Old 12-04-2015, 05:09 PM   #23
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Thanks for that.... next silly question... what do I want then??? can you tell I'm new to all this...!!! personally I'd like to do everything that is needed on the boat myself so I take it I'd have to find a yard that will let owners work on their boats...??


Fleshing this out a bit...

A typical annual haul out might include the haul itself, powerwashing, scraping any remaining barnacles (common), bottom painting, wash and wax the hull topsides while it's "easy" to get to... and eventually relaunching (which can include return from the storage yard).

And then usually some underwater hardware inspection (shafts, rudders, thru-hulls, transducers, new zinc anodes if necessary...

(Perhaps occasional repairs to or replacements of things like cutless bearings, rudder bearings, rudder or shaft seals -- but that's all less common, at least for annuals.)

Storage would include movement to the storage yard, blocking the keel and setting jackstands strategically under the hull...

AND...

You might want to watch a little of that in action first before you dive in with the whole DIY approach on a 50' boat. Its an easy way to discover you've got tennis elbow, carpel tunnel syndrome, etc etc etc...

IOW, depending on your stage of life, writing a check is often much less painful.

OK, you can ask me how I know that...

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Old 12-04-2015, 06:15 PM   #24
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Thanks chaps, was just asking for ball park figures as I had no idea at all what it cost... got some useful info there, actually not as expensive as I thought but more than I hoped....
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Old 12-04-2015, 06:38 PM   #25
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Thanks, what area are you in please??
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Old 12-04-2015, 06:47 PM   #26
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Thanks chaps, was just asking for ball park figures as I had no idea at all what it cost... got some useful info there, actually not as expensive as I thought but more than I hoped....
Just keep in mind there are many add-on's. Make sure you have a clear understanding up front. I've known people to be shocked even though the charges were clearly spelled out in the agreement.
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Tdunn, Thanks

BandB Thanks for the tip, I'll read the small print....
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"Both those storms pretty much destroyed Moore Haven and several cities inland from the coast. There are no sure bets anywhere in South Florida."

All the resturants in Moore Haven and La Belle have the photos of the water.

About 2-4 ft of water does great harm to homes and shops.

In our canals the boats would simply float higher.

Most long time folks tie most of the vessel to "pins" set in the ground , a pin is an 8 inch pile sunk 5 ft in with a foot or so sticking up to tie to, usually 20-30 ft from the water edge..

This transfers most of the wind load from the dock.

River Forest has the same advantage , plus "hurricane rated" buildings , so one can leave the oxygen tent up.

There are no "sure bets" anywhere ,

but some anywheres are a better bet than others.
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