Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-08-2017, 07:36 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Jetstream's Avatar
 
City: Tasmania
Vessel Model: Old Town Loon
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 215
I've seen a couple of cyclones webbed tied in narrow waterways, in our case mangrove creeks, and I think it's one of the best ways for a boat to survive if done properly.
Jetstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2017, 07:44 AM   #22
Guru
 
City: Satsuma FL
Vessel Name: No Mo Trawla
Vessel Model: Hurricane SS188
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,300
Go to wiki and read about the Lake Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928.
__________________
Buffalo Bluff Light 28
Donsan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2017, 08:27 AM   #23
Guru
 
cardude01's Avatar
 
City: Victoria TX
Vessel Name: Bijou
Vessel Model: 2008 Island Packet PY/SP
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,937
I just read a 2003 article-- didn't realize Lake O was so polluted. Is it still?
cardude01 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2017, 08:44 AM   #24
FF
Guru
 
FF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 22,221
"didn't realize Lake O was so polluted. Is it still?"

Depends on who calls what pollution.

The lake out floes are very political.
FF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2017, 08:55 AM   #25
Guru
 
cardude01's Avatar
 
City: Victoria TX
Vessel Name: Bijou
Vessel Model: 2008 Island Packet PY/SP
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,937
Irma: Canal vs On the Hard

Yeah I saw that. Blame all over the place. State blamed the Feds. Feds blames the state. Everyone blames big Sugar. Rick Scott blamed Obama.

Hope your house and all the boats make it. Really don't like this latest projected path!
cardude01 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2017, 09:15 AM   #26
Dauntless Award
 
Wxx3's Avatar
 
City: Wrangell, Alaska
Vessel Name: Dauntless
Vessel Model: Kadey Krogen 42 - 148
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,808
I too like the canal idea. I think it will be good. It's what I would do.
But no matter what, it's out of your hands now, so don't worry about it and stay safe.

Good luck
__________________
Richard on Dauntless,
New York

a Kadey Krogen 42 currently: https://share.garmin.com/dauntless
Blog:
https://dauntlessatsea.com
Wxx3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2017, 09:19 AM   #27
Guru
 
Benthic2's Avatar
 
City: Boston Area
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 2,036
The current dike was built in response to the storm of '28 I believe.
Benthic2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2017, 11:20 AM   #28
Guru
 
City: LI or Fla
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,148
All the best who are down in Florida, safety for all.
Marlinmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2017, 12:54 PM   #29
Guru
 
BandB's Avatar
 
City: Fort Lauderdale. Florida, USA
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 20,194
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benthic2 View Post
Has the dike blown out before ?
Yes. That's where labeling areas as safe gets dangerous. Okeechobee has overflowed it's banks and flooded a huge area before. They've been drawing it to down to try to safeguard this time, but it's still at 13.68 ft and flood level is 17 ft so definitely a concern. They'd just gotten it up to great levels for crossing and now can't get it down rapidly enough.
BandB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 01:23 PM   #30
Guru
 
Dougcole's Avatar
 
City: Carrabelle, FL
Vessel Name: Morgan
Vessel Model: '05 Mainship 40T
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,852
Just got word from a friend that went by to check on my boat. No damage. Apparently there was more surge there than expected and some lines stretched enough to allow it to bump the dock a little on the port side, but no rub rail issues or anything like that.

Thanks to everyone for making me feel better prior to the storm.
Dougcole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 07:38 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
City: Hendersonville, NC
Vessel Name: Hot Shot
Vessel Model: Mainship 390
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dougcole View Post
Hey Guys, My boat is in Stuart, right in Irma's path.

In the past for big storms I have hauled out, but this time I couldn't find anyone to haul me, they were all full. The yard I have used 3 times before kind of fouled me up, but that's another story.

I was lucky enough to get a spot way up the Lost River at a place called Lost River Marine. I don't know how to post a google earth link into the forum, but if you're interested you can find it in Active captain or google earth by searching for "Lost River Marine".

LRM is about 15 miles up the Okeechobee Waterway and then another 3 or so up the Lost River, which is VERY narrow and winding. They are on a dead end canal about 75' wide and perhaps 1500' long. There are 5 larger boats in the canal, the biggest being a 67' princess. There is also a 42' Grand Banks and a 40ish Sport Fish. All the boats will be webbed into the middle of the canal with lines to pilings on both sides. The docks/pilings/seawalls on both sides appear to be in great shape. There are houses and the boatyard along the canal. Guys were out yesterday trimming trees along the canal and cleaning up loose stuff.

The Captain and crew guy on the princess are going to stay there for the storm. I spoke with them for quite a while, they seem like good competent guys. They said that since my boat will be right in front of theirs it is in their best interest to keep an eye on it.

I'm not too worried about surge, it's just too far up and Stuart doesn't get that much surge. I'm also not worried about wave action, there just isn't any fetch at all. I am worried about wind and debris.

In a way I think I may be better off than on the hard. The place I got hauled before doesn't tie boats down, they just put them on stands and pretty close together.

Thoughts?


It's been a stressful day at Fort McAllister Marina just south of Savannah. Some docks broke up, some boats came loose. Everyone came together and saved the day but the marina and Fish Tales restaurant are heavily damaged. The NE wind at 50 knots against outgoing tide set up breaking 5' surf that tore us up.
Pluto is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012