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Old 27-10-2011, 18:49   #16
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Re: No-Name Storm in Melbourne, FL

keyspc....i think if it were me i'd be anchored in the banana r. during hurricane season if i had no motor...the river can be pretty serious in a storm (as you found out) and during a real hurricane you'd have been up s##t creek... not just you but your wife & kids... might think about a move...
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Re: No-Name Storm in Melbourne, FL

Old thread but I do remember riding it out on the hook in Daytona Beach. A wind gust flipped my dinghy with an engine and was lucky to have after the weather cleared. A few boats sank and many more got loose on the surprise storm. I went swimming during the storm because I was staying on a friends and my bimini and then my main cover were getting ripped apart and I had to do something and no way I was going to paddle a dinghy to her. Easy swim for me in the chop in storm force winds but I have a lot of experience in the water.

I was born in raised in Brevard and I think I know exactly where that boat is.
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Re: No-Name Storm in Melbourne, FL

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Old thread but I do remember riding it out on the hook in Daytona Beach. A wind gust flipped my dinghy with an engine and was lucky to have after the weather cleared. A few boats sank and many more got loose on the surprise storm. I went swimming during the storm because I was staying on a friends and my bimini and then my main cover were getting ripped apart and I had to do something and no way I was going to paddle a dinghy to her. Easy swim for me in the chop in storm force winds but I have a lot of experience in the water.

I was born in raised in Brevard and I think I know exactly where that boat is.
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