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Old 10-09-2017, 18:11   #1
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Boot Key Harbor and "IRMA"

Hope someone out there has some information on the mooring field at Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, Vaca Key after "IRMA"
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Hope someone out there has some information on the mooring field at Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, Vaca Key after "RITA".
"Rita", the Sept 2005 hurricane?

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Old 10-09-2017, 18:19   #3
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Re: Boot Key Harbor and "RITA"

Sorry, that of course would be "IRMA". Brain Fart, working overtime.
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"Rita", the Sept 2005 hurricane?

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Tried to EDIT my post, from "RITA" to "IRMA", but EDIT is not responding. Could be this computer.
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"Rita", the Sept 2005 hurricane?

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Tried to edit my post from "RITA" to "IRMA", but edit function is not responding. Could be this computer, who knows.
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Re: Boot Key Harbor and "RITA"

Keep checking this page. It looks like folk are planning a drone fly-over of the mooring field as soon as they can access.

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Re: Boot Key Harbor and "RITA"

Google CNN maybe. I saw this morning that at some location moored boats are 90% lost. Marina boats fared better. Cant remember the location though.
https://www.facebook.com/StormChasin...5145687552695/
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I've received a 1st hand account today that "very few boats in boot key" survived.
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Re: Boot Key Harbor and "RITA"

Thanks all for the input. Any information is really difficult to secure, and is sincerely appreciated. I have always been afraid of the mooring fields in general. Just as in a tight anchorage, one dragging anchor, broken cleat, or chaffed through line can cause that domino effect. Those boats are so close together, it doesn't take much, and especially in these extreme conditions.
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I heard approximately 50% were lost
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Tried to EDIT my post, from "RITA" to "IRMA", but EDIT is not responding. Could be this computer.


I got it for you, there is a time limit that you can modify posts
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Thanks all for the input. Any information is really difficult to secure, and is sincerely appreciated. I have always been afraid of the mooring fields in general. Just as in a tight anchorage, one dragging anchor, broken cleat, or chaffed through line can cause that domino effect. Those boats are so close together, it doesn't take much, and especially in these extreme conditions.
The city is pretty straight forward that their moorings are not hurricane rated.
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We have been through a couple of hurricanes on the Boot Key moorings and never seen one break loose. It would be interesting to see if the moorings broke free or the lines from boat to mooring chafed. From my experience they have always been well maintained.
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re: Boot Key Harbor and "IRMA"

The boatyard down there posted pics of their boats on the hard. Pretty much no damage. The mooring field (or maybe more accurately the anchorage) may be a different story.
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Google CNN maybe. I saw this morning that at some location moored boats are 90% lost. Marina boats fared better. Cant remember the location though.
https://www.facebook.com/StormChasin...5145687552695/
I believe the 90% boats lost relates to Dinner Key which is much less protected than Boot Key. I've watched several videos of Marathon & it appears to have been hit pretty hard but not even remotely as bad as the Caribbean. I just can't find anything relating to Boot Key. I sure hope it's not too bad.
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