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Old 09-13-2018, 12:12 PM   #181
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The message I got from the FEMA quote was even if this is a cat 2 instead of a Cat 4 - it is still bad.






Take care and don't let the weakening lull you into a false sense of security.
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:13 PM   #182
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Undredged shoaling?

After Sandy, there were cars, trucks, homes, boats, docks, whole trees, shopping carts, tin sheds, regular sheds, etc...etc.... You name it, it was in the NJ ICW.

Can't dredge till that stuff is out and that took many months....

I am already planning how to bypass most of that ICW next month...hard for me, but doable...not looking forward to going out to the Frying Pan Shoals cut though.
Yes exactly - here is a picture of a boat on the RR tracks up the Hudson after Sandy , we knew the owner.

https://grist.org/article/a-boat-on-...ts-from-sandy/
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:13 PM   #183
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Undredged shoaling?

After Sandy, there were cars, trucks, homes, boats, docks, whole trees, shopping carts, tin sheds, regular sheds, etc...etc.... You name it, it was in the NJ ICW.

Can't dredge till that stuff is out and that took many months....

I am already planning how to bypass most of that ICW next month...hard for me, but doable...not looking forward to going out to the Frying Pan Shoals cut though.

Looking forward to learning from your trip. We are targeting early Nov to leave from Norfolk.
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:24 PM   #184
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Atlantic Beach

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Parks in New Bern already flooded.

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Old 09-13-2018, 12:28 PM   #185
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Cool website I happened upon


SURGEDAT: THE WORLD'S STORM SURGE INFORMATION CENTER


real time update on surge levels
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:38 PM   #186
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I have noticed boats with plastic water systems, the water can be foul. Turn on the water on one for sale, and the stench was unbearable. And if the water system lets in any light, that's bad as algae will grow. I have seen a few boats with clearish opaque tubing.
Correct, and I'd say that atleast 95% of the 45' and under trawlers we looked at had clear tubing for the freshwater systems and all had poly tanks except the 44 Defever which had its original SS tank.

It sounds like your system is used frequently enough for the tap chlorinated water to keep your tank happy n clean! I'm sure its the same where you are, down in SW Fla I'd say atleast 1/2 of the 30' and over cabin boats don't leave there dock more than two-three times a year! And then only to go see fireworks or a boat parade. And on those days Sea-Tow and Boat US get ran ragged!

I'm aware of the anti-microbial qualities of copper piping. The only boat we looked that had that was an older immaculate Bertram cruiser. She ticked all our boxes except for two....no cockpit and she had twin 5xxHP DD 6v92s!

But the Mainship we ended up with had some green showing in the FW tank. Three days of fill the tank, treat with bleach, sit overnight, drain next morning,Repeat, and it was clean clear and we never had any issues afterwards. I did replace all the tubing with the reinforced kind and changed the pressure pump.
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Old 09-13-2018, 01:30 PM   #187
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would it make sense to add some copper to a plastic tank ? something like some coils of wire, or tubing ?
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Old 09-13-2018, 02:06 PM   #188
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Just heard the President of Duke Energy and he stated that as many as 75% of their customers (7 million) could lose power and he stated that restoration wouldn't be days, but would be weeks.
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Just heard the President of Duke Energy and he stated that as many as 75% of their customers (7 million) could lose power and he stated that restoration wouldn't be days, but would be weeks.
LOL, I much prefer to hear a truthful assessment like that, but you know lots of folks are saying he's just being mean and trying to scare us into leaving!

If you've never been through a hurricane (literally THROUGH one's eye walls) its hard to tell people how scary it is, and that it lasts for several HOURS typically. They are saying some areas will be exposed to hurricane force winds for up to 2 DAYS with this one! A strong tropical storm will make you question your house's integrity. That's the frightening/dangerous part of storms. The days/weeks afterward without electricity/water are misery. Folks don't think about having to go for DAYS without A/C or even a fan in peak summer temps. Throw in the lack of ability to cook for most with total elec homes, and no water to bathe or flush.....suddenly you're living in a primitive cave with glass windows!
I've known numerous families that moved onto their commercial shrimp boats after storms for those creature comforts
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that's Jersey, this is Tarheel Country!
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that's Jersey, this is Tarheel Country!
I lived there. North and South Carolina. There's plenty of runaway retired Yankees all along the SE coast! But I've lived in St Pete, Miami, Homestead, Key Largo, and Cape Coral. I miss having the water right outside my back door but I sure don't miss the crowds.
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that's Jersey, this is Tarheel Country!
So it will take even longer I guess....

More cars on cinder blocks in the front yard to float away.....in addition to all those outhouses....
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So it will take even longer I guess....

More cars on cinder blocks in the front yard to float away.....in addition to all those outhouses....
Ha, shows what you know...we take the tires off so they won't float!

And I'll have you know we don't have outhouses. We have outtrailers!
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Just heard the President of Duke Energy and he stated that as many as 75% of their customers (7 million) could lose power and he stated that restoration wouldn't be days, but would be weeks.
Local news in North Texas, 200 local repair trucks left this morning headed that direction. They will overnight in TN and await to be dispatched.

I saw that Tampa had sent a group of repair vehicles to the Carolinas.

It will be a significant task getting power restored.

Also, got a note that Dockwa has added a damage tracker section on their website listing status of Marinas.
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I lived there. North and South Carolina. There's plenty of runaway retired Yankees all along the SE coast! But I've lived in St Pete, Miami, Homestead, Key Largo, and Cape Coral. I miss having the water right outside my back door but I sure don't miss the crowds.
WOW, you have been kicked out of a lot of places..
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WOW, you have been kicked out of a lot of places..
And thats just the ones that don't have a statute of limitations that I can mention!
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Local news in North Texas, 200 local repair trucks left this morning headed that direction. They will overnight in TN and await to be dispatched.

I saw that Tampa had sent a group of repair vehicles to the Carolinas.

It will be a significant task getting power restored.

Also, got a note that Dockwa has added a damage tracker section on their website listing status of Marinas.
The no power late afternoons become a great time to bond with the neighbors. Fixing and refueling generators, sharing BBQ food, etc. It's pretty fun until the lift stations get full and there is still not power. That is when it gets BAD....
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https://codepen.io/alexneises/full/qMKROv/

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Apparently FPL (Florida Power and Light) has sent 500 repairman North in preparation for the upcoming power outages.

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I think it’s great that the power companies all send men, trucks and equipment toward the area even before the damn thing hits. Last year Florida took the hit. Now it’s our turn to send help.

We lost power for ten days after last years little hurricane and for ten days after Andrew. I saw trucks from a lot of different states helping out.
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