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thanks every one for the advise ill make up some chafe guard today and take every thing down.
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Make sure your insurance is paid up and will cover any damage your boat does if it breaks loose.
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Re: i need help bad

Check with your insurance provider about hauling out. Due to the many recent storms, a lot of companies will now pay for a haulout if a huricane warning or even a watch is issued. Its much less expensive for them to do this than pay for all the damaged vessels.
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Re: i need help bad

A mooring is safer than a slip if you are sure of the integrity of the mooring hardware and if nothing drifts down on you including old docks ect. If you opt for a slip you are better off to use available pilings and not the cleats on the floats unless you are sure of them. Look under the dock and see how they are fastened. A ring of chain with cut pvc or conduit rollers connected by a shackle for your line tied with a bowline will negate any tidal surge and acts as a shock absorber. Dont stay on the boat, no one I know that rode out Hugo would do it again .good luck!
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Joe God bless I will pray for you. I read someplace about a three anchor system and the few boats that did use this system were the only ones to survive. Maybe you and your other harbor mates can work together as it helps everyone not to have a boat get free. United we stand divided we fall. I will try to find it an post but out of the water is best a Remember to lose a boat is a shame to lose Joe would be worse! If the plan is not working do the safe thing. Regards,Lou
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Azzarac has a plan I like. It seems the others who have boats of value in a club might want to help clear the harbor if they can. It will help them also. Hindsight is 20-20 Regards, Lou
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Re: i need help bad

Take a deep breath. If you prepare accordingly the odds are that you and your boat will be just fine. Also, the storm does not appear to be predicted to be as bad as you're worried about. Use the information from the national hurricane center to your advantage.

They have predicted areas of winds and storm surge, rainfall etc.
Link to National Hurricane Center: Hurricane SANDY

This is today's predicted 50Knot winds chart. 50knots is not to be sneezed at, but it's no hurricane Katrina either. Notice the chances of sustained winds at 50knots are below 50%.



There is an interactive map where you can zoom in on your location, then choose a storm surge height (say 3 or 6 feet) and it will give you predicted chances of that storm surge happening. It looks like the surge in your area is predicted to be a LOT LESS than 10ft.
Hurricane SANDY

And finally, a reading list. Here are some selected threads that I've chosen, in order of relevance to your situation. The cliff notes version of these threads is this: Use multiple, long pendants of different lengths. Lead them fair, use chafe guards and remove your anchor.

What else could I have done?

Hurricane Preparation

Mooring - attaching pendant

Help me decide - Mooring bitt or cleat?

Be well, and if you're staying aboard, we want pictures, and video (with audio)!

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Re: i need help bad

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I might also drop your anchor. With the anchor run towards the direction the storm winds will be coming from. Just in case you have a problem with your mooring, you have a backup already down. In this case, maximum scope, and don't have it tight at all, just resting on the bottom is fine. If the boat starts to move, then the anchor takes over. But it is better for the mooring to carry the load if possible.
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I think this is a bad idea. The winds may and usually do shift as the eye passes which can cause your anchor rode to foul the mooring line.
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Re: i need help bad

Med, the problem isn't the wind speed with this one. They're all saying this is a very large, wide, slow storm, meaning that the wind and rain may continue at storm force for over 48 hours in some places. Many storms would clear through in 6-10 hours, even 24. But the continual pounding and rocking add up, and that chafe starts to cut things free. And given that many hours, there's a couple of tide cycles to work things around up and down as well.

It has the potential to get ugly, but apparently there are enough unique qualities to this weather pattern that the forecasters really just don't know what is going to happen, so they are urging caution.

A good time to have someone actually dive on the mooring and inspect that as well, if it can be done before the storm.
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Re: i need help bad

well im ready for the storm. every things off the deck. i have 3 lines on the mooring 2 that are about the same and 1 last resort line. they all have chafe gear on them. 2 of them have a hose covering them to prevent chafe.
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