SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: October Storm Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
11-02-2006 06:00 PM
sailingdog Ahh... I thought you meant the winds were mild, which they certainly were on Friday, but the temps were pretty mild throughout.
11-02-2006 05:42 PM
TrueBlue We slept aboard the night of highest winds . . . that was Saturday night, the 28th. The temps were unseasonably mild, but not the wind.
11-02-2006 05:34 PM
sailingdog I think you mean October 27th. October 28th had very strong winds, at least in New Bedford and Fairhaven.
11-02-2006 05:27 PM
TrueBlue October 28th was so mild, we decided to sleep aboard at the marina that night . . . what a ride! The wind was out of the southwest on Narragansett Bay - being tied to dock on the east side with a high freeboard and exposed on the west with constant 50 mph wind, 60 mph gusts, we were heeled over at least 10-15 degrees all night. At times it felt as if we would be knocked down at dock.
11-02-2006 05:22 PM
sailingdog A good story, and those are the very reasons why I chose a marina north of the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier. While, it may be a bit of an inconvenience at times, being up on the Acushnet river, north of the swing bridge and hurricane barrier means that my boat wasn't exposed to the strong storm surge that the boats in Padanaram faced. Also, the only direction my marina has much exposure to strong winds from is the southwest, which is generally not the direction of the winds found in most storms from my experience.
11-02-2006 05:08 PM
October Storm

Here's an interesting article about last week's storm:

Food for thought.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome