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Speaking of Soft Mud

We've had a very rapid melt of snow over the last couple of days & toss in some tropical rain last night/this morning, the driveway is like walking on peat moss. The winds were really honking today & the tarp over the boat well it's like a big old sail.

Around 3:00 this pm I'm looking out doors & watch the boat rock back & forth with ever wind gust. There was close to 2" between the jack stands & hull.

I take a few turns on the stands & everything is ok but talk about an o **** moment....

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Man, I hope everything will be OK.

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not sure what you were seeing up in NH.. but we were seeing 65mph gusts here in Southern New Jersey. I have to repair my fence this weekend

Glad you were able to save your boat before it got really expensive
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An exciting bit of wind. Lost power for 6 hours. I checked the stands yesterday and tightened them. They were still on frozen ground that had a snow cover. Great seas crashing on the cliffs. Spray 40' in the air! Glad I wasn't trying to claw off. Ha! Things have calmed down tonight.

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You're scaring me; i have not been up to look at mine yet. It's sitting right out in the open. The wind was honking today. About 50 kts. Blowing so hard i watched a twin prop take off and he barely made head way as he rose in elevation. We watched him for about 3-4 minutes until he turned with the wind. Wish i had taken a video.
I'm glad you caught yours in time.
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!crapola, I need to go check my stands. Thanks for the reminder!

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We've had a very rapid melt of snow over the last couple of days & toss in some tropical rain last night/this morning, the driveway is like walking on peat moss. The winds were really honking today & the tarp over the boat well it's like a big old sail.

Around 3:00 this pm I'm looking out doors & watch the boat rock back & forth with ever wind gust. There was close to 2" between the jack stands & hull.

I take a few turns on the stands & everything is ok but talk about an o **** moment....
Perhaps you should consider tying lines from the toe rail, cleets, or other strong points on deck out to anchors of some kind in the ground.



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Scary!

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Re: Speaking of Soft Mud

"Speaking of soft mud"
Much relieved as I thought this might be yet another anchor thread!

Happy to hear you were able to stablize before a "event" took place.
Same thing out here on Long Island yesterday, leaving to check boat now.
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Perhaps you should consider tying lines from the toe rail, cleets, or other strong points on deck out to anchors of some kind in the ground.


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Might want to consider anchoring the jackstands. Obviously they were moving around if they were allowing the boat to rock back and forth

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