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Old 25-08-2011, 16:53   #76
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thanks
will be making a stand around shelter island -
currently anchored with a bunch of mega-yachts with southerly protection.
will watch the track and be ready to anchor for direction etc...
hopefully the island is aptly named...

Might want to think about Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton. Rode out hurricane Earl there last year on 100 foot of chain and a 35 lb Bruce. But,a had backups ready. Though Irene will be stronger a fellow who captained a big 70 foot sloop bought it in there (from Sag Harbor) too having rode out Hurricane Bob there in the 90's. Also Coecles might be another choice lots of room there too.
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Old 25-08-2011, 16:57   #77
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Might want to think about Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton. Rode out hurricane Earl there last year on 100 foot of chain and a 35 lb Bruce. But,a had backups ready. Though Irene will be stronger a fellow who captained a big 70 foot sloop bought it in there (from Sag Harbor) too having rode out Hurricane Bob there in the 90's. Also Coecles might be another choice lots of room there too.
thanks will check em out.
i worry about far too crowded places like that - especially with carefree absentee owners...
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Just talking with a Joe in the yard here reminded me. The other troubling piece to Irene is it's not moving real fast. I was in Bob and it flew over moving 30 mph this thing at least now is going half that speed. When I was on the Narraganset the yard had me way out on a working pier. I was able to run lines ashore around a telephone pole and run anchors out into the harbor. Advantage of being a working class boat.get those roller furled sails off and strap down the main or get that off as well. I'm stripping my boat bare. I'm worried about my neighbors if the guy behind me doesn't show up I'm strapping his main down Saturday no cover on it nothing strapped to the clew to hold it down. I will also run out a fx and an old 45# danforth into the creek so if need be I can fall back and there is insurance if the mooring goes
If I'm not mistaken they go slow to suck up a whole lot more energy before charging on again - or not?
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Old 25-08-2011, 16:59   #79
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Long island I like port Washington. It gets you west the harbor is pretty closed up. I'd bet boats are steadying to run in there so go now
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will it toleraste a 12-20 ft surge....was written to expect 12-15 ft...i add more for safety and pray......
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I have not seen forecast track speeds. Using passgeweather it does seem to accelerate once it gets near long island that's good. Yes port Washington would be fine in 15' of surge if your out in the mooring field or anchorage. Need to make sure you add that to the scope plus I think the tides are running high now add that to the scope too.
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prep for cat 4 hitting land and be safe -- rejoice if is less than that. pray for less and be ready for more.
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Want to buy a boat it's for sale Friday and early Saturday only.$ 110,000 for well cruised Peterson 44 with normal issues. Non negotiable price first in with 110.000 gets the boat.cash only. No contracts accepted after 4pm Saturday sorry no pics see my profile
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thanks will check em out.
i worry about far too crowded places like that - especially with carefree absentee owners...
Three Mile Harbor should be pretty empty in the anchorage area. Yes I would stay clear of the marinas but, the anchorage should be fine. There were only about 10 boats there during Hurricane Earl in the anchorage last year. Wish I were there now. Lot's of room in case things start to drag. But, I never did. Trick is trying to figure where the winds would be mostly coming from. Then again those mega yachts in Sag Harbor can make good wind breaks if you are anchored in their lee and they don't swing into you.
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Re: Hurricane Irene

Quite a few of us at Jabins on Back Creek in Annapolis. G Dock party starting late Saturday. Mimosas Sunday noon at the ships store if Irene has left town.
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Re: Hurricane Irene

"I'll bet there will be some great 'handyman specials' that'll be... er... flooding the market starting next week."

Oh, wince wince...

The good part about Irene moving slowly is the wind speeds in the dangerous quarter - NE - will be less, and it will lose energy as it moves across colder water. The 1938 hurricane in Long Island was as disastrous as it was because the storm itself was traveling at about 60 mph - the Long Island Express I believe it was called... didn't get a chance to unwind...

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Re: Hurricane Irene

Im in the water off the Back river on Harris Creek next to Langley AFB.
I doubled up the ropes, and using 3/4 inch.
Also tied up ropes to 2 unused cleats and made sure the ropes are high up on the poles. The guy next to me is going to stay on his boat and said if needed he will adjust mine.
Uncross tied the stern and made sure the lengths are long long long
Where I am has a seawall behind me and the wind will blow me away from that wall.
Gus next to me said tie my boat to his. I am 37 feet he is 42 feet. So we joined them together at the stern ends. Gus said Isabel pushed up 8 foot storm surge and showed me that his rubrail was 2 feet below the top of the poles. Most of the boats stayed in where I am.
Last hurricane none of the boats near the seawall with me were damaged.
Personally I pray and trust God and do everything I think will be good to do.

So it will be interesting.
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Re: Hurricane Irene

how good are bow lines for tieing up to poles with a hurricane?
you know make the loop and send loop thru itself to grab the piling.
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how good are bow lines for tieing up to poles with a hurricane?
you know make the loop and send loop thru itself to grab the piling.
depends on condition and size. i like 3 strand. if using uyachrt braid, use 2 please--i watched that stuff snap in 41 kt breezes on moorings --snapped like fine string. use antichafe on sharp places and corners--is a lot of sawing action in wind and seas. be safe.
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If your non floating fixed docks you can tie off safety lines below and around the pileing and the dock leave lots of slack. You don't want to hold the boat down you want it to stay put on the pier lots and lots of slack on the safety if you do this.
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