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I was at my marina yesterday. My boat had been hauled the week before, and I went there to take off the outboard, and do everything else necessary before the shrink wrap is put on for the winter. In my marina, the boats are stored in the parking lot on poppits (what you outside of New England call "stands"). During a normal high tide, the parking lot is dry. However when the moon is getting close to full, the parking lot will start to flood. With the winds we've been having, the lot had flooded to about halfway up. Thinking that they are expecting now that we will have flood tides at least 10 feet greater than normal tonight, it becomes quite possible that the docks will float off their pilings and be forced into the parking lot, and that some boats (especially the smaller boats like mine that are on the lower poppits) will float off their poppits.

Some of my neighbors were trying to tie down the dumpsters to keep them from becoming floating billiard balls, knocking down everything in sight. Others were putting extra poppits under their boats. Not much else that can be done. If the boat is there, its gotta take what Sandy dishes out. They're not expecting too much rain here, but really high winds (gusts over 70), and severe flooding. To put it in perspective: they are expecting the tide surge to be higher than Irene last year, and in some places, to be almost as bad as the Hurricane of 1938. Yikes. We evacuated my parents from their house across the street from the Sound, and we're sitting here 20 miles inland, with batteries, Coleman lanterns and stoves, candles, and lots of canned food.

Good luck to everyone. And remember, as beautiful and important as it may be, its just a boat. Stay safe.
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One former New Englander to another; great post

I'm sitting here in my boat bouncing around in South Florida still howling are the slow shifting unrelentling winds from Sandy
when will they ever lay down?

she is an absolute menace

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She is a juggernaught. Eye will pass 20 miles north of me in 4 hours. Wind is howling though the rigging..


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good luck Chef!
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She is a juggernaught. Eye will pass 20 miles north of me in 4 hours. Wind is howling though the rigging..
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She is a juggernaught. Eye will pass 20 miles north of me in 4 hours. Wind is howling though the rigging..
I'm a little further up Rock Creek than you. What do you expect for tides/surges in that piece of water?

As an aside, yesterday I learned that a roller furled jib is removable! I went out to double check my lines yesterday, and my slip neighbor was working on his boat. I asked how he expected to do for our locale and type of boat, and he said we'd be fine. "Just double up your lines, put out extra fenders, and of course take that jib down." He left a few minutes later and I was left scratching my head (my furler has a halyard hidden from view in the center of the furled jib.) A while later he came back with some friends, and they climbed aboard to not only help me get my jib down but also tie up and stow stuff. Neighbors helping neighbors!
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Best luck to all. Here on south shore of long island,ny surge now rising with full ebb an hour or so out. Water in Babylon Village knee to hip deep in manyof the communities south of montauk hwy. High tide due about eleven full storm arrival about six. Luck and prayer to those jersey coastal folk!
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LI Sound weather buoys currently showing 40kts, gusting over 50kts. The high tide this evening should be epic. Still have power, but will be surprised if that lasts much longer.
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Hang in there !!
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Our boat is in a normally well-protected inlet on the East End of Long Island, but that storm surge is very scary.
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