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Re: How does a boat break free of its moorings?…
I'm no expert on SW Florida, but I did just spend some time there on a power boat. There sure are a lot of boat lifts down there. I also noticed that on sections of the intercostal where the speed limit goes up, there are sure plenty of boat wakes. At least where I was, very little tidal depth differences, but some tidal flow depending on where you are. Warm water and a sitting boat unattended would build some bottom growth, even with good bottom paint in that warm water. All these reasons are mostly likely driving the prevalence of boat lifts down there.
A hurricane, all bets are off. There sure are a lot of slightly above sea level properties, and boat lift or not, it would be good to get your boat on hard someplace else.
Maybe someone from the neighborhood has better advice....but the boat lift sounds like a good option.
Last edited by capecodda; 03-02-2016 at 07:36 AM.