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Old 09-12-2017, 05:27 AM   #1
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City: Punta Gorda, fl
Vessel Name: Escapade
Vessel Model: Nordic Tug 37 2002
Join Date: Jan 2015
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I ❤️ My 37 Nordic Tug - Brick Sh#t House

Prepared the boat for Hurricane Irma with new 3/4" three strand storm lines. On one of the stern lines I did not take into consideration that the storm could, and did, completely drain the eight feet of water out of our canal. The inside stern corner cleat ended up with the line leading over the edge of our concrete dock straight down to the cleat. The weight of the boat, as the eight feet of water blew out to sea, came to bare on this one cleat.
Before the cleat pulled out of the stern or even flex cracked the gelcoat, the brand new 3/4" three strand line broke! Holy crap. Now that is a boat that is well built!
I will never make that storm tie mistake again.
I have to tell you Nordic Tugs are well built.
I really could not believe it.
Thank you Nordic Tugs!
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