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Re: i need help bad
Slow down and think about what to expect. We are in Slidell, LA, and successfully rode out KATRINA, in a marina on Lake Pontchartrain, Camille and many others in between over many years. We have had some damage, but nothing that caused the loss of a boat. We had a 17' surge here in Katrina, and our boat survived with modest cosmetic damage. We were in a 50' slip, so we had width to work with, as we are only 35' LOA. We rigged 20 1" lines, and our only damage came from others breaking loose. There were 40 boats on our pier, three were left floating, and we were one of them. Most people tired up too tight and were pulled under by the rise of the surge.
You can survive this if you tie carefully. Use small lines to secure the boat in the slip initially. Rig very large lines with slack to accommodate the surge after the small lines break.
If you decide to remain on the mooring you will probably be fine. Many survive in Boot Key Harbor, in the Keys, on moorings during hurricanes. It is safer than a slip, IMHO and I would choose it every time.
All the best to you and all in harms way.
William Atkin Cutter, "TALLY HO MAJOR" "ROSA"
Last edited by Leocat66; 10-26-2012 at 07:44 PM.