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any storm safe areas from the Main coast to Fla. coast that anyone knows of would be of great help. I have many books but there must be ones that are not in the books any help would be apreciated thank you!!
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Unless you are planning on going in at Little River, SC, and going down the ICW to the many, many hurricane holes available just south of there, the one place I recall is going in at Fort Pierce, FL. Had had to head in due to a storm cell that blew up and hollered for local info. The only answer was the local Coast Guard. They even sent out an RIB to guide us into the channel (we drew 7 feet). Spent a lovely, if not windy, 2 days there as the storm passed. Not sea-safety related, but even got an escorted guide through the lighthouse which had been closed to the public!

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thanks to all 106 readers who took the time to look at my posting ,It seems there is only one safe place that any one knows about and I have a listing of that one,pehaps it''s just me but I get the feeling that there are very few sailors that really do any traveling outside of thiar own areas .It would also seem like a good thing to respond to a fellow sailors request for information on safty.thank you Mary beth.
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i can think of at least 50 harbors that i would be good places to keep a boat in a storm. specifically where do you want to go?
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Maine has more coastline than the balance of the east coast combined. Best hurricane hole is Buck Harbor, Brooksville - no, wait, pulpit harbor - no, Southwest Harbor inside - no, no Northeast - no, Rockland behind the breakwater - wait, Belfast, no, Benjamin River, oh yeah - Camden, wait - way upriver in Penobscot River - er, Sheepscot ah, Linekin Bay, No, Boothbay, wait, tucked in behind Peaks Island er, Falmouth Foreside ah, York Harbor.
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thats what i''m looking for
Belfast and sheepscot are not in my books
have you been to these areas,I can see on the chart that they look good on paper but to see it could be a little differant. also in some areas the folks who live in the area do not like boats moored so as to be looking in there back window so to speak.....thank you for your post
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Get an Eastport to Block Island chartset. What''s important will be obvious from the charts. Figure out the currents and tides. I''ve always done it by feel and local knowledge, but I can see where someone could get into trouble around Penobscot Bay. A couple of delivery dudes moving a boat simply from Rockport to Camden drove the nice stinkyacht up onto the ledge at the entrance to Camden Harbor. Fog IS a bitch if you let it get the better of you. Know your fog signals. I''ve been close hauled and hauling ass a half mile of Castine in absolute pea-soup nastiness only to have an outboard idiot come flying out of the fog right at me. I''ve since slowed down considerably. Watch the weather. Don''t get hung up in Mussel Ridge Channel in the fog, at night, in the rain. Been there. Sail by braille. MRS: Maine Radar System: 10 pound bag of potatoes. You keep throwing potatoes forward, port and starboard. When you don''t hear a splash, you''ve "painted" a target. KW
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HAHA, KW!!

Was once towed in by a colorful Irishman somewhere to somewhere on the ICW in FL. While sipping coffee and eating a bagel he explained Scottish radar to us (I''ve since come to learn that it is also called Irish radar, depending on who you''re talking to). That''s when you have a bucket of rocks on the bow - you throw one out and hear a plunk, you''re fine. You hear a thud, better hard about.

Ah, memories!

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