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Re: Hurricane is a comin, now what???

I thought pennecamp was a sanctuary where anchoring is illegal, that's why they have moorings.
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Re: Hurricane is a comin, now what???

"I'm going to drop a couple of extra anchors in the water, just to be safe. "
That might be a very expensive mistake in Pennekamp. If there is coral in the area, or seagrass in the area...all sorts of regs against damaging the bottom and that's often why there are mooring balls instead of an anchorage area.
Just make Real Damned Sure you can drop anchors without getting a very expensive bill for doing so, Floriduh is not like New England when it comes to anchors and bottoms.
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Re: Hurricane is a comin, now what???

I tucked my boat up a creek in the mangroves, any issues on how long I can leave it there? I had planned a trip back to Tennessee the middle of next week and I'm thinking of heading on out, so it would be over a week before I got back to check on it. My biggest concern would be if something catastrophic did happen and it was stuck there blocking the creek for the other people tucked in behind me.

Btw, what's the liability if your boat does come free in a hurricane and knocks into another? (Shouldn't be an issue here, just wondering)
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Re: Hurricane is a comin, now what???

Going to Hernando Beach to pull my boat out of water and trailer it home. We live about 20 miles inland. Will lower the Bimini (or remove it) and boot the mainsail the best I can. I'm very new to sailing. Wish everyone luck with their boats during this approaching storm!
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Re: Hurricane is a comin, now what???

If you tie up in the mangroves you'll need to get back on the boat as quickly as possible after the storm passes or someone else is likely to help themselves to anything you leave on board. I know this from experience.
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Re: Hurricane is a comin, now what???

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If you tie up in the mangroves you'll need to get back on the boat as quickly as possible after the storm passes or someone else is likely to help themselves to anything you leave on board. I know this from experience.
Yeah, that would certainly be my concern, as well... Especially in that part of the Keys, no shortage of shady characters in that neighborhood...

Wish I'd seen his initial post earlier, I would have strongly suggested he head back up the bay to somewhere between Miami and Lauderdale, further from the projected track, and no shortage of far better options up there...
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Re: Hurricane is a comin, now what???

Our hearts and prayers are with you all down in the Keys. Katrina survivors here in Louisiana. Been there done that many times and we may still get this one too! Be Safe Be Cautious.
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Re: Hurricane is a comin, now what???

Waiting for Issac. Well, it seems like it is our turn again here in Slidell. We live just off of Lake Pontchartrain and are debating on leaving again. "ROSA" is secured behind our house in a small waterway with 1" lines to large pilings on both sides holding her about 15' off of our dock. Considering taking a bow anchor out also this morning, by dingy, while it is still possible. Hoping for the best.
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Lets hope it runs the length of the Mississippi, ending the severe drought up there. A bit late to save the crops, but it will restore the water table somewhat.
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Re: Hurricane is a comin, now what???

Good luck to you and everyone else on the Gulf Coast, Leocat......let us know how you fare with the storm.
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