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Old 07-01-2014, 06:06 PM   #12
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On the hard is only good if the marina is set up for it with concrete and tiedown anchor points.

The damaged boats at my marina were 3 on land where the receding water undermined the hull supports and they toppled over....50 feet away...boats road it out on pilings forward and sterns to a floater with no damage.

Often it's better to be out of the path than on the hard near the coastal landfall.

For a Cat 1 and most Cat II's, usually 15-20 miles inland, up some river is pretty good. As long as there is enough terrain and trees around to minimize wind and any waves and if you can find a place to tie up or anchor that still allows for ten feet of surge or so.
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