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I was at happy hour and noticed because the power went out and I got depressed it would be the end of it , but then the generator kicked in
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Re: Sailboat Takes Out Power to Half the FL Keys

We were cooking dinner (electric range). When the power went out we went over to the Winn Dixie for takeout. There were all kinds of restaurant workers in there from the places that didn't have generators.

When the power goes out the supermarkets and hotels are the places to go for a quick bite as they have backup power.

We're adding a Generac to our house -- if it ever gets built...
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Hah, no kidding!

I was hanging with a group of other trailer sailors last night and some of the others were talking about putting their mast up while the boat is in their driveway, just to get everything checked out for spring.

Not me. My boat is about 10 away from power lines. No way am I putting the mast up!
Good habit to get into, always checking the area for power lines. You'd be amazed how many boat ramps have power lines nearby.

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A boat at anchor or mooring is the best place to be after a power outage. After superstorm Sandy hit Long Island in late October I moved back on the boat for two weeks. Had my solar panels and the wind generator keeping things topped up. Refrigeration was running fine too. I did also have a homemade solar powered whole house lighting system keeping some LED lights on at my house. Neighbors were puzzled why mine was the only house with power during the two week outage.
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I saw this happen in the Bras d'Or Lakes when someone made a wrong turn. Was one of those aluminum hull French boats. First time I've ever seen a jib on a roller furler on fire. Crew was OK, boat was a mess.

Yikes, bad day....
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