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post #8 of Old 09-04-2008
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Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
Yeah..well I am expecting TS force winds here but our problem is the water rise and exposure to the south and southeast. If Hannah hits around Wilmington as predicted we are gonna have a lot of wind from those quadrants and that will push a lot of water into the harbor as well as provid a lot of fetch for thewave action. Thank goodness my boat is on the hard and in Annapolis but we have 49 others here to take care of. Got my foulies and waders ready!
It's all about wind direction at our marina. It can blow out of the NE, E and SE all it wants and everything is fine. SW is a totally different story... We had two small whalers sink in 30 kt winds last spring. The fetch built up, pooped the cockpits, which only got worse as their waterlines at the sterns slowly dipped into Skull Creek. If the owners had turned their boats around with the bow facing the threat, the boats would have been fine.
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