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Old 12-24-2009
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Question Windy Marina -vid

It's generally windy here, but this is getting ridiculous.....

video at top of page.....I'm on the boat for X-mas and latest vid

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is it me or did that not seem all that windy? what was the windspeed? sustained and gusts?
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Nice video and nice boat, but unless you would have mentioned the wind in the video I wouldn't have thought anything of it. Just a regular day at our marina up here. How many knots was it blowing? Do you always just use one fender?
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Yes, it was just my luck, as soon as I brought out the camera the wind died out. You did see the roof it ripped off? It was only sustaining about 25-30 when I did the vid, but pulled off brick facing on a large hotel also and was measured at wind speeds up to 70kts.....but I was in the boat doing something else at the time, but I wanted to show how close the ripped of roof was to the Marina.

Sorry I didn't catch the heavier wind, but it was a good ride and unexpected. I was installing a chart table at the time.

Grace is suspended between 4 piers and does not touch touch the dock. That particular wind was pushing the boat within 7-8 inches of the dock, so I moved the fender there just incase the lines stretched out a bit. They didn't, and I doubled up the one bow line that was singled, and you'll notice the fender isn't touching the dock either.

I just purchased this boat a couple months ago and it's only my second time on her. I've got get the air out of the fuel lines and maybe install a new fuel pump, so I can take her to the DIY yard on the other side of the bay, pull'er out and redo the centerboard.....install my solar panels and desalination system, thru-hulls, the teak, etc....
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The marina I am at in Victoria B.C. has had sustained winds over 50 knots with gusts in the 70's several times. The docks (floating) on the west side have has 2' waves over them at times. You just have to tie the boat appropriately and use fenders in the proper spots. On a previous boat at another marina in a winter storm (I live aboard) I spent the night at 10 degrees or so of heel against the dock and my big worry was the fenders not surviving. That night we lost a piling on a nearby dock. By comparison your video looks pretty tame. The wind by itself isn't much of a problem but if you're in a position for the waves to build up to a couple of feet in height things can get pretty wild and damage can be done.
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