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Horrible boat/marina pics from Hurricane Ike

Found this gallery posted on another forum. I hesitated to post it here since looking at it is so sad... The good thing is there are still quite a few boats floating...

Hurricane Ike Sept. 12, 2008
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All I see are good deals for boats with moderate water damage and dirty hulls
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thats my old freedom 33 (not mine anymore, sold it many moons ago)
Looking at the top of the masts, the first person to touch that boat is going to get his name in lights

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Bad post-Katrina flashback..
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Why not just post photos of a cemetery next time. Very depressing.
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I find it interesting that the houses seem to have stood up fine, but that people with roller-furling headsails might have done well to take them off *before* the storm hit..

A lesson for the future: Just 'cause it's rolled up now, doesn't mean it'll stay that way when the wind gets up...

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Cameron,

Not sure about down there, but around the NW US where we do not get Hurricanes, it is usually recomended that one take the rollerfurlled jobs off if the wind gets about 40-50 mph for an extended period of time. Saw a few last winter in my marina. South of me in Portland Or, folks are recomended to take of the jib for the winter, as they get some ugly winds coming from E Washington down the Columbia river gorge into the 70 mph range!

The pics make it look pretty ugly. I have to wonder if the storm surge is more of a problem than the wind itself. In that the surge lifts the boats, docks and all away from the piers, such that things just float away/around if that is a way to put it!

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I am so sad, poor boat owners..I just can't imagine what they feel now.
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