Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central New Jersey, sailing on the Navesink River and Sandy Hook Bay mostly.
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Re: Floated off the stands
I want to believe that unless the boat was subject to flooding or pounding surf, damage will be slight. There are numerous boats which have broken free and been deposited on lawns etc. For the most part they dont seem to badly damaged. Sailboats seem to fare slightly better than powerboats. My boat is in Sea Bright, the National Guard is preventing anyone from entering the town. I know Atlantic Highlands marina will not let anyone in. There are a couple of marinas you can see from the Garden State Parkway, some boats are scattered, but a relatively small proportion. Most of the masts seem to be standing straight. Of course that's driving by at 70 MPH. I'm guessing it will be worse than you hoped, better than you feared. There are a lot of us sweating it out. I would have preferrred to keep the boat moored, but the club I am at closed for the season and ordered me off. I winter at the same Marina every year, and they have always been good to me. Given the storm surge it would have been dicey either way.
My family and house are safe, although we are still without power. Seeing what some folks have suffered, I am too grateful for what has survived to get crazy over what May not have. In a less than perfect world you make less than perfect decisions. Good luck and don't loose hope.