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Old 09-04-2017, 04:42 PM   #381
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Oddly enough bolivar and the pennisula doesnt warent the same news space as the other income areas. I still havent seen anything about them. Maybe one of the local rags will run a story next month...

I never knew about the navy diver, thats awesome. Im an ex-squid myself.
I have gotten a few giggles from these guys though.

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Old 09-04-2017, 05:56 PM   #382
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Cardude in Harvey bullseye

I bet Baker knows those surfers.

I have always wanted to try that but I've never found anyone to take me out there. But I haven't surfed in about two years so I'm too fat and out of shape to do it now I'm sure.
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Old 09-04-2017, 06:39 PM   #383
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My hats off to mcdonalds for staying open, all of them had lines of cars down the street. Never had a big mac that tasted so good.
I think that may have been the taste of "normal and predictable" you were enjoying. I've had that same Big Mac, and it's just as good as you say it is.
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:32 PM   #384
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Oddly enough bolivar and the pennisula doesnt warent the same news space as the other income areas. I still havent seen anything about them. Maybe one of the local rags will run a story next month...

I never knew about the navy diver, thats awesome. Im an ex-squid myself.
I have gotten a few giggles from these guys though.

Here ya go, the Chronicle story was a little different but close enough.

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Old 09-04-2017, 08:51 PM   #385
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Sorry, these are the tanker surfers I was thinking about that Baker might know.

https://youtu.be/ULT2UoVlxoE
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:29 PM   #386
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Disappointing, I was expecting a bulk fuel tanker. Carnival Cruises tried to surf Carnival Spirit into Sydney Harbour during a storm but the Harbourmaster closed the Harbour.
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:29 PM   #387
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There are lots of good stories out of Harvey:

Houston cleanup has little crime and lots of helping hands | Fox News
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:37 PM   #388
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That's awesome. I got so tired of the apocalyptic "looters are everywhere" rumors that were flying around. Even in my small city people were spreading all kinds of terrible rumors about looters and how they would "shoot them on spot" and other garbage.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:35 PM   #389
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Cool!!
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:39 AM   #390
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Perhaps the ability to carry in Texas has something to do with less crime?

"An armed society is a polite society."

The track guesses seem to slowly be shifting to the Atlantic , so perhaps we in FL might get lucky.

Not much can take 185 mph ,regardless of construction quality.
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Sorry, these are the tanker surfers I was thinking about that Baker might know.

https://youtu.be/ULT2UoVlxoE
Yep...I know those dudes. We are pretty much on the cutting edge of tanker surfing! I have done it numerous times and my record is 21 minutes!!!...at about 13 knots.
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:21 PM   #392
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Well, the latest EU model doesn't look too good for my boat. I'm the white dot. My question is, why does the wind velocity show so low? I'm thinking I can handle this wind, but maybe it's not right.
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:48 PM   #393
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Well, the latest EU model doesn't look too good for my boat. I'm the white dot. My question is, why does the wind velocity show so low? I'm thinking I can handle this wind, but maybe it's not right.
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It is and isn't right. By the time it reaches that area it will probably be down to a CAT 3. Could be less. The maximum wind is a small area, but a lot of chance for variation in the path by the time it reaches your boat. You appear to have the Euro model. Switch to GFS and you'll see it to the east of you. Switch to NAM and it's offshore. There's still a sizable chance that by the time it gets to you, it won't even be in the cone they're showing now. Can't tell you if your boat will be ok in the wind or not. I'd say there's a good chance it will and a chance it won't. I did hear an update on the surge and lake level. They believe that they might have a flood stage but won't have a levee break or anything like that. At the same time as your shot, the GFS shows the eye just west of Port St. Lucie but shows 74 knot winds well off shore and all the stronger winds offshore. It shows the worst conditions well to the east of your boat.

The range of error before it reaches your boat is at least 150 miles. In fact, I heard one meteorologist state there was only a 2/3 probability by Monday that the eye would even be in the cone being shown.

Right now we know there's a very strong hurricane highly likely to hit Florida. Beyond that it's all modeling and projection and scientific but not a precise science.
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"Beyond that it's all modeling and projection and scientific but not a precise science."

Yet the global warm bunch are certain that in 2085 the water depth in Miami will be .08 inches higher.
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Well, the latest EU model doesn't look too good for my boat. I'm the white dot. My question is, why does the wind velocity show so low? I'm thinking I can handle this wind, but maybe it's not right.
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If you look now you'll unfortunately see worse winds up to 75 knots due to the path moving west.
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Well, shit.

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Well, shit.

Sorry to purvey bad news but it may change again. Even at 75 mph, if it's tied well, it may be ok.
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I saw the way he had it tied. It should hold.
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Can we change the name of the thread to Cardude in Harvey/Irma bullseye? Hit by two storms 1200 miles apart within 2 weeks - what are the odds...

also a neat story if you haven't seen it.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...OIGCwWXDDihiAQ


I can attest - if tied down good you should be okay. Hoping for no flying debris and all is okay!
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I'm tied pretty well, I think. I guess.

Yeah concerning the two hurricane experience, I'm feeling pretty damn stupid right about now. I moved the boat from Stuart to this more protected hurricane hole a couple of weeks ago, and then rushed home to prep for Harvey. I'm pretty much done with Harvey other than waiting on the roofers, and now I have to go back to FL to asses the damage from Irma.

Boating is great fun!
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