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Old 09-24-2004
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starcresttoo is on a distinguished road
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here we go again.I just helped my father take down his storm shutters last week and now what.I have to go back to my boat and resecure everything.take in the airconditioner stow the wisker poles and the boom down below,double check the automatic bilgepumps,check the charge on the batteries,reseal the hatches and ports with silicone.break out the anchor line and use that to triple secure the boat to the slip.then I have to go help my father put back up his storm shutters.hurricane frances put us back in the stoneage for a week.the only good part is I benefitted financially at work.46 hours of overtime in one week.this new storm shouldnt be as bad.its somewhat smaller but on the same course as the frances one.thats without the "f"word
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starcresttoo is on a distinguished road
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I could use that word now but I wont.this marina is a "has been" .ten out of sixty boats remain afloat amongst the debris of what was a marina 20 miles from the eyewall of jean.my boat is one of them .I couldnt get at it because the entire fabric of what was the concrete marina walkways probably is now
home to alligators and perch,and bass,and catfish,and when it sank it took boats with it.I went there first thing in the morning and what a site it was.but there was my boat,dangling by one of the dock lines tied to a piling.the mast was never stepped,and now it has to be retrieved from the water.I need to get at my boat by way of a dingy or small boat and secure it to whats left of the ruins.then Im getting it out of there.I lost one boat already,and I am not walking away from this one so fast.one thing I learned about these old fiberglass boats is that they keep going,and going,and going
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DuaneIsing is on a distinguished road
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starcrestoo,

Sorry to hear of your marina''s destruction. Good luck with recovery of your boat.

Duane
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Stede is on a distinguished road
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starcresttoo,

Man, I know how tough it must be for you guys down there.We just got the "left overs" from Ivan during his rampage here in NC, and we''re still recovering. Good luck with taking care of your boat,and recovery.
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starcresttoo is on a distinguished road
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I will make every attempt to keep this boat.but if it has sustained major structural damage it will be another write off as an uninsured personal property loss.then to prove that some people never learn I will get another boat
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I''m sorry to hear about your marina, too. I hope your boat is sound, but I am heartened by your spirit.

Chas.
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starcresttoo is on a distinguished road
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the boat will sail on again .it will be just fine.I will be on this boat for a long time
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