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Old 08-02-2017, 06:34 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by FoxtrotCharlie View Post
Donna, how was Emily?
Wasn't bad at all. BUT! Pretty proud of myself. Last year I bought the boat in September. In October we had hurricane Matthew. That one was really bad. I had no idea how to tie down a boat this size. She was not on a floating dock at the time. Someone re-tied me after I left to go home. To this day I do not know who it was. I learned from that and the tie up this time was no where near as much.

I understand all to well how these paths turn and strenghten at the last minute. Look at hurricane Charlie and the poor people of Punta Gorda, Fl. They had a 1/2 hour to prep for a Cat. 4. It was forecasted to hit St. petes.

Dingy is on a davit sitting on a hardtop and secured at all times. No worries there.
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:51 AM   #22
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Always prepare for the worst. I travel, for work, to Europe so during hurricane season Jazmin 1 has all her storm lines on. Irene (2011) was suppose to pass 250 miles soith of Puerto Rico. Last minute she decided to turn slightly north and came inland just 20 miles west of our marina. We lost our swim platform, but would have definitely been worst if we had not prepared. We had two other boats go under and others with substantial damage. Luckily it was just Cat 1.
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