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Old 11-10-2009, 16:33   #16
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How about closing all the seacocks tight and filling the hulls with water? I think a cat moored this way can't be moved by any hurricane!

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Old 11-10-2009, 16:56   #17
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How about closing all the seacocks tight and filling the hulls with water? I think a cat moored this way can't be moved by any hurricane!

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Barnakiel, if I wasn't seriously looking for helpful advice, I MIGHT see some humour in your response...but I am and I don't!
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Barnakiel, if I wasn't seriously looking for helpful advice, I MIGHT see some humour in your response...but I am and I don't!
Maybe if you go sailing sooner you can relax.
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Teej, what have you decided to do? I'm now faced with the same situation and would be interested in your thoughts. As to your question about boat yards above the hurricane zone for catamarans, the best I've found is this:
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Hi, I have not resolved my hurricane season storage yet (but admittedly I've not been too focused on it of late). I am presently in the southern Exumas (6 weeks into the "winter escape") and will need to start thinking about off season storage within the next couple of months. I am now thinking about South Carolina but am still open to suggestions as well.
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Old 11-06-2010, 16:49   #21
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Boat Storage in Hurricane Season

Think about leaving your cat on the hard at Wilmington, NC, about 20 miles up the Cape Fear River in a natural "hurricane hole." It is an easy three day passage from the Bahamas.

Two boatyards/marinas there can haul you: Gregory Poole, and Bennett Brothers.

South Carolina has a punitively high use tax if you stay too long. North Carolina and Virginia have much lower boat taxes. The taxes may not even come due while you are there. I think, for example, that taxes are only assessed on your boat in Virginia if you are there on January first, but not 100% sure about that. Do your own research to be sure.
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Its a very low frills place, but St Kitts Marine works has a huge lift and pulls out 60+ foot cats regularly. Im pulling out there this year (22 foot beam cat), but I live here so its also a convenience factor for me.
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Thank you everyone. We decided to make a run for it. We arrived in Destin today. We made it from Pelican Bay ( a little above Ft Myer) to Destin in about 57 hours of straight sailing. Tomorrow we will enter the ICW at Pensacola. We refueled and we are going to get a good night's sleep and be off early in the morning. We talked with the CG today and the ICW is open at Pensacola. I am not fond of "the ditch" and I understand there will be long waits at locks but it will get us home. We will leave SYL at Waterford Harbor again. Thanks everyone for the help. It is much appreciated.
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