Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
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Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?
I'm not quite back on line yet. My house has power (most people still don't), but no internet. I'm working at the local library.
My boat is mostly ok. I am on a mooring. Most boats were hauled for the storm, but a significant amount were still in the water. I prepared on Saturday, most others did the same. The storm hit Monday and the wind was much worse that originally predicted (as most of you know). I tried to get down to the boat Tuesday AM at low tide but the roads were blocked by downed trees, power lines, and other debris. I finally made it to the marina Tuesday afternoon. What a mess. Lots of damaged sails, a number of sunk boats, and at least 6 boats on the beach. My boat appeared to be fine -floating nicely on my mooring. A number of my neighbors boats were gone (including John from Wandering Star). We walked a bit to the boatyard and found one of the boats tied to the dock. Then I saw Wandering Star moored and John aboard. It seems that he dragged east quite a bit, but I'll let him tell the story (if he cares, and ever gets power and internet back).
I got on by boat yesterday afternoon. It turns out that someone must have hit my boat. The starboard lifeline is snapped, a stanchion or two is bent, the rub rail is damaged and the transom is a little beat up too. All in all I got lucky because the rest of the boat is fine and the interior was still nice and dry.
I called my insurance co today and an adjuster will get back to me within 5 days. So, all in all I consider myself lucky. When I get home internet back I'll post some pics.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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