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Old 09-13-2017, 10:39 AM   #581
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Sad to lose a nice boat.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:23 PM   #582
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Looks like my house in Marathon survived the storm without any real issue. There are many boats sunk around the general area. As soon as the power is restored, Key Colony Beach will return to somewhat normal.

Wishing everyone else the best of luck. Sorry to see all the boats and homes that were lost.

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Old 09-13-2017, 12:42 PM   #583
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Wifey B: Or the oldest young man?
Let's just say he matured early.

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Old 09-13-2017, 12:48 PM   #584
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I really just can't imagine what you guys are going through with boats lost or heavily damaged. We live aboard and simply love our home. I am not sure what I would feel if I found it gone one day. All I can say is Keep the faith, this will all come out in the end.

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Old 09-13-2017, 12:54 PM   #585
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Only in Florida...

Nun with chainsaw helps clear downed trees after Hurricane Irma | Miami Herald
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:04 PM   #586
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So sad Larry. Never met Cool Beans owners but I used many of the upgrade ideas Fat Chance owners published. Looks like they suffered from the wind draining the canal, capsizing and then flooding when the winds reversed. That's one possiblity that I would have never expected and will have to be added to storm preps.
So happy to hear Bucky made it okay with only minor scrapes.

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Sad to see the loss of nice boats. Our thoughts go out to all of you -

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Old 09-13-2017, 03:29 PM   #588
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Sat imagery post storm that includes Marathon. Zoom in to find your place.

https://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/irma/index.html
Ski,
Thanks for posting this fascinating link.

Yes, Much of SW Florida & Keys can be viewed after Irma blew through. Just be patient and allow the screen to populate, then simply zoom in for the grim details.

It's so sad for so many.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:19 PM   #589
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Interesting piece of looting!
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:25 PM   #590
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News from Janice

Wifey B:

Just got this from another party but passing it on.

Boat is filthy from leaves and broken branches... I had pulled myself partially into the mangroves. Skipper and I are tiptop though tired. We seem to require more time to recover from our efforts.

Fortunately we have that.

The property/city had power though of course so too does Seaweed. My solar will not keep up with the power required by an air conditioner so it is good to have the electric cord.

I also have months of food aboard (I preserve meats in glass canning jars) so am all set. Mich of the mainland is without power though. 7,000,000 people in Florida have no electricity.

Having a boat is a wonderful thing. She is shelter, safety and comfort. I am truly blessed.

An article will be coming on the preliminaries and aftermath.

Life is wonderful. My Seaweed and I are fine.


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Yea Janice! Tough, intrepid woman right there.
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Does anyone have any info about Ocean Reef? I have a few friends there and haven't heard anything. I would imagine they hit a bad hit.
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Sat imagery post storm that includes Marathon. Zoom in to find your place.

https://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/irma/index.html

Heartbreaking.
Wonder why there is a gap in pics where the eye crossed the keys?
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Wow, they fixed it! Gap is gone. Oh man.
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Back up and running today...lost power Sunday afternoon...just got it back. Did I miss anything while I was away? lol...
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the link to the satelite photo just comes up as a map for me, no sat. photo.....any suggestions ?


Nevermind........I got it now.
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the link to the satelite photo just comes up as a map for me, no sat. photo.....any suggestions ?
zoom down to the keys
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Click the little icon top right and change from street view to sat.

BTW, it only covers certain areas of FL in detail.
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It's very accurate but you really can't zoom in far enough to see the damage to the boat but it's the best out there now.
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Does anyone have any info about Ocean Reef? I have a few friends there and haven't heard anything. I would imagine they hit a bad hit.
No direct info on Ocean Reef but I am very close. I think I must be less than ten miles away. The wind gust here at my house looked to be somewhere around 80 mph. Very minor damage. There was no flooding. There is a canal that was running inland very near my house. It was a bit out of it's banks but not too much. I am very near Turkey Point power plant.

What ever storm surge effected me should have been a bit worse at Ocean Reef. How much, I don't know. My best guess is that the wind there was around the same or a bit higher.

My best "guess" is that they survived the storm without major issue.

I am going to Marathon in the morning to check on my house there. From the sat photos it looks like it is more or less OK. The pool is very black looking in the photo and a few roof tiles look like they are missing. I will know tomorrow if there was any rising water that got in the house.

Best of luck to everyone for a speedy recovery. Hurricanes are just a fact of life here in south Florida. I think overall we were very lucky in some ways, even in the keys the damage is less than I expected.
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