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Topic Review (Newest First)
09-02-2011 02:49 AM
chef2sail
Rum

We have put a dent in the Kauai supply of dark rum since arriving here. Donna has discovered MaiTais as an alternative to her Pinot noire.

Glad to here you and Dan are save and sound as well as Dave and Janet. We are curious to see what happened to our community when we get home.

We start the trek home Saturday night at 8 PM arriving at BWI Sunday at 4:45 PM. hopefully we get down to Halekula and take her out if only to remove the slime on Monday.

Dave
09-01-2011 03:28 PM
wingNwing
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Wingnwing and Auspicious..how did you guys make out
Thanx for asking, Dave. 33-foot boat in a newly rebuilt 50-foot slip = no damage except to our rum supply!

We're staying "in" this weekend to socialize with friends who are coming up for the long weekend - and because there's not much predicted wind - then headed out for a few days cruise next week.
09-01-2011 02:30 PM
SVAuspicious
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Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
Wingnwing and Auspicious..how did you guys make out
Good. Janet and I are currently anchored in Round Bay, heading to Rock Hall tomorrow.

I didn't make it to Harness Creek -- too much time helping neighbors on the dock -- so I spent the storm out in Back Creek. One chafed line on the dinghy and my Bullet 2HP DROWNED. It has survived a year of rain storms but wind-driven rain at high speed was too much for it. I'll spend some time working on the new one to beef it up a bit.

Janet's basement flooded when the power failed and her battery back-up system didn't operate. New project to upgrade that. I have a gas generator in my work trailer and we got all the water out as soon as I could get off the boat and to the house. That's all patched up and we are off on our sailing holiday only a few days late.

Rock Hall tomorrow - not sure about after that.
08-31-2011 12:48 AM
chef2sail Bryan...Glad to here you and Sharon made out ok. We were thinking about you as you were just hauled out before we left for Hawaii. Haleaku;a is safe and sound floating like a small cork in her slip as she was tended to by memebers of our club while we were gone. It was nice that they did that for us and just substantiates the reason why belong to the community of sailors at the Maryland Yacht Club.

Dave
08-30-2011 11:03 AM
4arch About 30% of the boats in my marina hauled out, a few went out to anchor in the cove just beyond the docks, and the rest stayed in. I stayed in and thankfully came through just fine. The big surge in the Patapsco never materialized, probably because the winds blew primarily out of the north during most of the storm. The forecasters had been saying the winds would start southeasterly and then turn northerly, but in this area the SE winds never happened. The wind at the Key Bridge data buoy peaked at a 42 knot gust so the wind never got as high as they expected either.

As far as damage, the boats who went out to anchor all dragged and two of them appeared to be softly grounded when I went to check on the boat yesterday afternoon. Boats on land and staying in their slips all did fine except for a few which weren't tied up properly in the first place so they got bashed around a little bit against the docks.

Of the boats who hauled out I'd say 80% are badly in need of bottom jobs so if that effect holds true across marinas throughout the Bay it might make for a more subdued labor day weekend than usual.

Hope everyone else out there made it through without problems.
08-30-2011 10:41 AM
chef2sail Wingnwing and Auspicious..how did you guys make out
08-29-2011 05:41 PM
willyd
Irene-generated hardships

I'm thinking of riding out the next hurricane we have, anchored out. Ever since we lost power, life has become unbearable on land thanks to all our neighbors (one in particular) running their apparently mufflerless generators. Unless grandma's on life support, I don't understand why these things need to run all day long. I guess I can say my boat survived just fine, but we aren't.

In many posts I read before the hurricane hit, I noticed comments about lack of preparation by most boaters - this was certainly true where I keep my boat. While several people at our community dock pulled their motor boats out, most boats in our cove and across the river got no special attention at all - dodgers and such left up, no extra lines, even one dock that left two large inflatable toys inflated and in the water throughout the entire thing.
08-29-2011 01:01 AM
arf145 Power was out in Deale, but I saw no signs of damage to boats at Shipwright Harbor. Whew!
08-28-2011 10:01 PM
BubbleheadMd I had no troubles at all. Thank God.
08-28-2011 09:21 PM
dvuyxx From what I've seen, Irene was pretty kind here on the Severn River.
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