Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
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Re: Trying to be prepared for the inevitable hurricane
+ 1 on firehose. A boat neighbor gave me a coil to cut up in Irene and it seems to protect from chafe without building up heat from friction.
I also have these Shock Absorber style snubbers that I bought a number of years ago, that I can no longer find. But they are fantastic. They almost look like an auto absorber.
My Marina and others nearby took a pretty hard hit by Sandy. I stayed in the water and survived, but that was as much luck as anything. ( though, I did tie up very well and took everything down ( boom included) and removed everything of value from the boat,
Most of the damaged boats were those that were lifted off their jackstands by the surge and landed in piles as the tide receded. Most of the docks in my section were destroyed, including part of mine. ( I had to crawl out on the remaining planks to get to the boat) .
The Docks and poles are all new now and the poles are 3X higher than they were. As a result of that new height, just about everything on land would be under at least 10' of water before docks floated off the poles. Given that, I feel safer in the water now, and would stay in again.
Last edited by Tempest; 06-28-2013 at 01:45 PM.