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Re: Will Hurricane Sandy Affect You?

I've done about all I can do to prep, time to bring this bitch on...

I'm at the north end of Barnegat Bay, probably about as good a spot as any to be right now along the Jersey Shore. But the eye of Irene passed just a couple of miles west of me last year, this one is looking likely to be almost as close...

total protection in my lagoon, but of course the ultimate height of the surge will be the issue... I'm guessing my neighbor across the way is gonna get water in his living room this time around, fortunately I'm considerably higher than him...

This storm appears certain to match, and likely exceed, the destructive power of the greatest storm ever to hit the Jersey Shore, 50 years ago...


Best of luck to all in Sandy's path...

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Re: Will Hurricane Sandy Affect You?

Storm surge is probably the biggest threat here. I'm in that 6-11' area. But all sails are stowed below, decks cleared, pendant tripled.
Prepare your boats, but by all means protect your life. You only get one.
I wish you all safety, especially anyone in the direct path.
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...when Irene came through I took a day off and installed 4 large screw anchors and 3" wide nylon straps holding the boat down....The son of the previous owner of the marina however told me that it was the first time he had ever seen anyone tie a boat down properly for a hurricane, and he thought it was a good idea.
I had some ground anchors sitting around and went down to the boat (hauled out yesterday) to tie it down. Unfortunately the anchors would not engage in the gravel, so I just need to hope the boat does not blow over. The land should be high enough to withstand up to 8' of storm surge (I hope) without floating off the stands. I haven't actually measured it, though.
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Good luck Rick...stay safe
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Re: Will Hurricane Sandy Affect You?

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I've done about all I can do to prep, time to bring this bitch on...

I'm at the north end of Barnegat Bay, probably about as good a spot as any to be right now along the Jersey Shore. But the eye of Irene passed just a couple of miles west of me last year, this one is looking likely to be almost as close...

total protection in my lagoon, but of course the ultimate height of the surge will be the issue... I'm guessing my neighbor across the way is gonna get water in his living room this time around, fortunately I'm considerably higher than him...

This storm appears certain to match, and likely exceed, the destructive power of the greatest storm ever to hit the Jersey Shore, 50 years ago...

Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Best of luck to all in Sandy's path...

Jon,
I was 3 years old and living near Hempstead Long Island, NY with my parents when the Ash Wednesday storm hit back in 1962. I remember a blizzard event through the fuzzy haze of memory.

The house opposite you on the lagoon with the solar panels on the roof and Jet Ski dock does look rather low to the water. They may be able to fish out of the 2nd story of the house. I may be able to fish the Hudson River from my 2nd story window in Tribeca, Manhattan too, so I ought not to cast stones.

This storm gives many people plenty to worry about. I worry about my car parked on the street below and my boat riding her mooring up the Hudson at Nyack, and the projected storm surge height. I know I am not alone while I watch and wait. I have done what I can and can only hope for the best.

This waiting for the inevitable makes me think of watching a "B" grade horror movie in slow motion.
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We got a reply from wingandwing, our gracious hosts when we were in Annapolis. They are seeking inland shelter but their boat (their home) stays in the harbor. We wish them well, as we do all affected by this storm.
Julie, thanx for thinking of us. We took ALL the canvas off Cinderella and tied her with 14 docklines. She's centered in the middle of that giant slip we live in; we almost needed to use the dinghy to exit. We left about 5 PM yesterday, and are hanging out in our marina's lounge. With its leather sofas, flat-screen TV and microwave, etc, we have all the comforts of home. More, actually, we don't even have those things on the boat. Plus, we're on the second story, no flooding, no trees around to fall on us, and a good view of the creek. Met up with friend Dave last night, he's riding it out on one of the city's hurricane moorings, and had pizza.

Mostly I'm surprised at the quiet, compared to the sounds of the wind whistling in the rigging when we left, it's nearly silent here, and it doesn't rock. Got lots of coffee for the morning, granola and boxed milk and canned tuna and snacks, and rum. Lots of rum.
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We got a reply from wingandwing, our gracious hosts when we were in Annapolis. They are seeking inland shelter but their boat (their home) stays in the harbor. We wish them well, as we do all affected by this storm.-julieMor

I am surprised they are looking to get off the boat as they have stayed though other storms. I saw their facebook post though. Probably wont be that bad I've got to call them as they can stay with my wife. They have been good friends to us and helped us greatly during our lightning strike this summer.

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Dave, thanx for thinking of us. You're right, we've stayed aboard for 3 other hurricanes - Lenny (St Thomas), Isabel and Irene (Annapolis). But this one scares us. Not so much it's strength, done that before, but the immense size = long duration. We've tied Cindy with 14 docklines in a ridiculuously overbuilt slip - 33 foot boat in a 50 foot slip, plenty of room to rattle around in, and 8, 8-foot pilings. We're high and dry and comfortable in the marina lounge, leather sofas and flat-screen TV, wonderful view, above the flooding and no trees nearby to fall on us. We've got several days worth of non-refrigerated food ... and rum. Lots of rum.
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Re: Will Hurricane Sandy Affect You?

Pulled all sails off, doubled the lines, but I'm in a narrow slip without much room on my right, put out my 'big' fenders, but there is only SO much line I can put out without her beating herself up on the dock. The NAVY closed the rec center, so I can't get back to check on her, DA%#*! Can only hope, as everyone else, that it isn't as BAD as they are saying. "GOOD LUCK TO ALL"!
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Re: Will Hurricane Sandy Affect You?

Both our boat and our house are in the path of the storm.

We hauled the boat at a marina at the far end of Forked River, which is a hurricane hole off Barnegat Bay. Everything is stripped off the boat and I've done everything I can do to prep her for the storm. As of this morning only emergency vehicles are supposed to be on the roads here.

Our house is also in Jersey near Philadelphia. Everything is closed up, tied down or taken down outside. At this point I'm just waiting for the power to go out. There's really not much more to do.

Hope everyone here makes it through this OK.
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