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Re: gearing up for sandy

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I'm also wondering what the rationale for this tactic is???

I'm sure he means to fill the water tanks and not the cabin. But why?
Dave mentioned that he is staying aboard through Tuesday. It would be hard to top off the tanks during a storm - and impossible if the power goes out in a marina where the water supply depends on electric pumps.
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Original post did appear that filling with water was to weight down the boat...

Capt Gary u r back! and safe
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Ominous day here on Gulf Coast~ though nothing stressful- some distant wind & chop, then @ 8pm 10 minutes of rain

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Re: gearing up for sandy

Sorry for the confusion.

Fill the boat with water cause I am staying on her and the elctricity will probably go out in the marinia/ club. Also last time the "Dorado hit" I was without power at home for 6 days so I lived on the boat, 45 minutes away. I use fresh water for my holding tanks also.

Also filling my bathtubs up at home. You cant flush toliets without electricity after a while as the well pump is electric/
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Re: gearing up for sandy

I asked my Marina to haul out the boat today-if it's not too late.... Everytime I check the storm track it is making a sharper turn west.
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Re: gearing up for sandy

So does this mean there won't be racing on sunday for the IRC east coast championships? Damnit.

If that happens, I'll probably head south and prep the boat. I don't think it's going to be anything too serious though. As long as you're in protected waters. I usually do extra dock lines, remove sails/canvas, lash boom down in cockpit, take the motor off the back, put every fender out. Doesn't take more than 30 minutes and makes me sleep a lot better.
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Re: gearing up for sandy

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Sails and canvas off. Fill with water. Extra dock lines with plenty of slack. Chafe gear for the lines. Position the boat in the center of the slip.

Planning to stay on the boat through Tuesday to raise and lower through the tidal surge and changes., Therefore extra food, cell phone batteries. Electricity will probably get cut off.

Removing stuff from the dock box. Make sure you have holes cut into the bottom of yours

My slip is very protected from wind in all directions especially eastern componnents as their is a bank on front of it 45 ft high.

Rain will be starting Sunday AM. Winds proabably wont exceed 60, but to early to predict surge as it depends where it makes landfall. Right now it looks north of us which will be a good thing, but some models say Delaware Bay. Every tree and power line in MD will be down because they let them grow through the pwoer lines here.

Isnt your dads boat three slips from me? Ill watch her during the storm if you guys are back home.

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Dave, Yes we're just down the dock from you. We're debating whether or not we are going to ride the storm out or head back before. We'll stop by and talk to you sometime this weekend.
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Re: gearing up for sandy

We're heading to Anchorage Marina in Baltimore, it has floating slips, we'll sail up and then strip the boat of canvas and sails there. We'll check out Canton and spend the night on the boat. Sunday we'll leave the boat there and come home.
I'll be one of those BGE guys everyone will be cussing at next week. I'll be spending LONG shifts restoring other peoples power (while they complain and b1+ch), I'll probably be coming home to a house on a genertor, I'm sure there will be no time for me to be with the boat to adjust lines while the tide changes. We'll bring her home when this all blows through.
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Good luck swamp & chef- will be thinking about you

I wanted to post today- but we were bouncing around too much~ seems like the wind came back here on the Gulf Coast we had a howl all through the marina 15+ knot winds~ it wasn't really a fun day... reminds one of the incredible power of these storms, terrifying
By Sunday it's likely past, just now starting to lie down a bit, & by Sunday we should have a beautiful day
thank God it went up the East coast
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Re: gearing up for sandy

The important issue about any hurricane nearing the Chesapeake .... watch how close to and which side of Cape Charles the storm comes. If the eye is to the north or east the bay will get sucked out ... to the tune of 2-4++ ft. .... all due to the Northerly - NWerly winds blowing the water out through the Bay entrance.
Current track is N/E of C. Charles .... so be prepared to have your boat to 'lay' against some piling, etc. if indeed we see extreme low water levels.


If the eye is @ Cape Henry or below, then you have extreme flooding as with H. Isabel all over again.

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Re: gearing up for sandy

Debating wether or not to haul. I'm back in the Magothy past Red 16. Currently at the dock with tall pilings but also have a sturdy mooring avaliable. Thoughts? Dock ok? Mooring sufficient? or is the consensus that this storm will be bad enough to warrant hauling?
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