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Re: Floated off the stands
Looked at a boat that was knocked off its stands in Wilma. There was structural damage and clear water damage. The structural damage was repaired, the water damage was evident on the interior wood.
I am having a hard time envisioning the concept of a "soft" landing as the water would have been churning leading to slamming on the hard. Not good.
With an 11' surge, I can't image how tie downs would hold but am sure interested in hearing if they did. Even anchored, once floated it would seem the stands would get washed out.
A lot of areas seemed to have a relatively smooth surge, if that is possible. I think it was because they were somewhat protected by sea walls and the like from the waves and the water kind of just flowed in more like an extra high tide rather than a 11 foot wall of water.