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Old 05-09-2016, 11:15   #46
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Re: How do we prepare our boat for 50 kt winds?

Never been there so don't know area. But any chance you have time to just get the hell outa Dodge and go someplace it ain't? marinas can be tough depending on how protected they are. Lots of people do nothing whatsoever to prepare. And the docks and pilings can fail, too, if things get bad enough. In which case, doesn't matter what you did or they didn't.
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Old 05-09-2016, 11:33   #47
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Re: How do we prepare our boat for 50 kt winds?

ok bad news. patricia was 875 mb at enter. this one is 850.
this one is where odile did her rapid intensification.
not only will this be a cane on landfall, it will be a strong large cane on landfall. this needs to go more west for all of us to find comfort, but the hot water it needs is exactly where it is and up the sea of cortez.
there are ridges and highs directing this one to where it is and to mainland for landfall at topo.
i donot trust storms intensifying at cabo corrientes.
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Old 05-09-2016, 11:40   #48
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Re: How do we prepare our boat for 50 kt winds?

Hey, Sailor647, with all that excellent advice and reassurance, do post your story after it's all over. We're imagining your scene, and want to hear the rest.
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Re: How do we prepare our boat for 50 kt winds?

i hope those in la paz are ready for a cane. somehow they didnt get the message when odile ri'd and they were caught with pants at ankles.
i am upset because my awesome engine wont start--has lost prime and needs assist to restart so i can move slip. oops.
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[QUOTE=dgz3;2206267]Never been there so don't know area. But any chance you have time to just get the hell outa Dodge and go someplace it ain't? QUOTE]

The enclosed basin that houses Marina San Carlos is THE best hurricane hole in that region.
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oh well. All I can say is minimize windage and lines! Lines, lines, lines, lines, LINES!
Preferably as long as possible to as many pilings as possible from as many angles as possible. Longer lines are less susceptible to being stretched tight by rising storm surge. And they have more stretchy shock absorbing ability.
And consider moving to the best and biggest slip available. Though this can be crap shoot. A jog of a few miles one way or another can make it a whole different experience.
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How will the boats on stands do in this?
Our boat is down there. I am a little worried!
Sea Dreaming. We are in San Felipe across the ("charco" (puddle) -Sea of Cortez) from you. We use "Windfinder San Felipe, Puertecitos and San Luis Gonzaga, for our information plus any other information we can get. Hope this will help. Have a nice day. Hector
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Re: How do we prepare our boat for 50 kt winds?

Recommend that you make up several sacrificial lines for securing other boats in the marina as they break loose. Strip your headsails off the furlers.
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the center is at 850 mb.
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Sea Dreaming. We are in San Felipe across the ("charco" (puddle) -Sea of Cortez) from you. We use "Windfinder San Felipe, Puertecitos and San Luis Gonzaga, for our information plus any other information we can get. Hope this will help. Have a nice day. Hector
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Re: How do we prepare our boat for 50 kt winds?

Zee I get the center at 989. I can't see a forecast to drop to 950.
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Re: How do we prepare our boat for 50 kt winds?

previous replies have covered your question / jpeg is current position of storm / photo is mackay marina in a lull between 50kts squalls with a cyclone passing out to sea in approx 2013

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Hey, Sailor647, with all that excellent advice and reassurance, do post your story after it's all over. We're imagining your scene, and want to hear the rest.
Yep. Will do. I already got the "before" pictures. LOL I'll try to get some video as well, if it's semi-safe to venture out. Or maybe just looking out the side light.
When I get the video all put together, I'll throw it up on YouTube with our other ones.

I'm interested to know the actual wind speed this thing produces. And how far the water comes up.

The lights, wifi, and cell services seem to go out more frequently here than in Marina Cortez or Marina Puertos Los Cabos. Should be interesting!
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Good advice has been given above. Wishing you well.
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PS - We got a LOT of use out of your book, by the way. It was worth every penny and then some. Thank you!
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