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post #12 of Old 10-30-2012
Learning the HARD way...
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Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?

My major concern was the storm surge.

I stripped my jib, but secured the main inside the sailcover with a length of line. My slip neighbor and I secure our boats to each other to ride out the storms in the middle of the slips. This keeps us from chafing the slip, and we don't have to worry about the fenders popping out. I visited my boat last night and she was happily riding over the waves.

Last night's tide in RI was 6' above normal, but the pilings had another 6' to go before we would be in trouble. It was weird walking UP the catwalk to get from the parking lot to the dock.
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