Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Re: Hurricane is a comin, now what???
Hey everyone. First off, Serenity is safe and sound. I sailed her back to her slip, none worse for the wear but for an American flag that gave its all and will be properly disposed of.
Second, My prayers and best wishes to those now in the new impact zone.
Third, I ended up on the Pennekamp mooring. They were very welcoming and understanding of my concerns and fears. After some discussion with a park officer, they permitted me to set one anchor as long as a I used one of their moorings for primary hold. I tied up to the mooring and dropped my 55 lb overkill anchor with enough line for a 15:1 scope, but left it very slack. This way It wouldn't be used unless the mooring failed. When I got back to her today, they only charged me for one day on the ball since they were closed Sunday and Monday. Really nice folks there.
I got into the dingy and headed for the boat, expecting the worst. There she was, still snug on the mooring, and with the anchor line only wrapped around the mooring line once! She was snug and dry, and despite the 4 days without solar panels and lights on, still had almost 12 volts waiting for the journey back to her slip.
I appreciate all the good wishes and advice, and feel much more prepared for next time. Which hopefully won't be this year!
Walker Bay Dingy
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