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Old 10-11-2014, 11:09   #31
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Re: Considering Moving the boat to Port Aransas

Of all the marinas on the Texas Gulf Coast, which one offers the greatest protection from hurricanes? Just thinking....most in the Galveston/Kemah/Clear Lake had plenty of boats damaged with Ike. I doubt Port A, Corpus Christi, or Rockport would do well if a Named Storm hit there. I could be wrong, so just asking.

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Yep, with the storm surge getting higher every year. i don't think anything is a safe bet. But I do love waterford's situation with high hills all around, floating docks, high pilings, narrow entrance, and very responsible management. But as we all know, its a crap shoot.
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Old 10-11-2014, 17:55   #33
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Was Ocean Girl at Waterford during Ike?

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All these Austin people!

I just moved here and have been muttering 'how did I get talked off a coast' multiple time a day?

Anyone down for a Austin CF meet up?

Send me some PMs and I will be happy to set it up.

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Welcome to Austin. There is a MeetUp Group (Austin Sailing Society) that is pretty active on Lake Travis and some smaller lakes 'round town. Yes the drive to the coast sucks. =( Oh well for now it is what it is. Sooner I can save up the kitty the sooner I am outta here.
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:17   #35
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No, I was at watergate. Almost all of the boats on my pier at watergate were lost except a small pocket of about five boats around ocean girl. We don't know why. I moved to waterford after seeing how well the marina handled the storm. Boat US did an very interesting write up comparing the two...let me try and find it. Watergate put in new piers. They also put in a...wood uh er, breakwater? I'm not sure what to call it, it is pretty flimsy so don't quite know their reasoning, seems like it would only add to the debris flying about.
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http://www.boatus.com/hurricanes/ass...prep_guide.pdf
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Re: Considering Moving the boat to Port Aransas

The Port A Marina is less expensive than the Kemah boardwalk marina.

There is less traffic getting to and from the boat.

Its a shorter trip to deep water from Port A than from Kemah.

Have you thought about the Galveston Marinas?

I like either place
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Great article Ocean Girl. Definitely some good points for boat owners to consider, especially if they live hundreds of miles away from the boat.

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Waterford and South Shore Harbor are the best in Clear Lake for hurricane protection, neither has had any major problems in storms(yet!) I was at Legend Point during Ike and there was no problems there, the waves in the marina where I was at were only 3' at the most. Note that South Shore does allow liveaboards any longer.
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BTB the drive is shorter to clear lake then to port A from Austin, go figure.
Maybe, but the drive from Austin to Port A is much nicer and less stressful than the drive to Kemah .... country lanes vs. the Katy Fwy. Time-wise, not much difference between the two, after Houston traffic is factored in. btw, be careful if you haul out at House of Boats in Rockport: this is a very laissez-faire yard, not necessarily a bad thing --- until the guy next to you starts spray painting his topsides on a windy day.
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I hope all of my Texas friends have checked their dock lines and furlers. Gonna get a tad breezy tonight through tomorrow... Gusts up to 40 here, and maybe a bit stronger in Port A.

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Yep, it's here. Love this gusty weather :-). Perfect for staying below and sewing a windlass cover.
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Good going, Erika. My projects seem to have come to a halt. I'm looking forward to the 70*s again later this week.

Stay warm,
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Waterford and South Shore Harbor are the best in Clear Lake for hurricane protection, neither has had any major problems in storms(yet!) I was at Legend Point during Ike and there was no problems there, the waves in the marina where I was at were only 3' at the most. Note that South Shore does allow liveaboards any longer.
My cousin lives in Clear Lake and she says:

I don't know about South Shore Harbor but Waterford Harbor (where we live) is the highest point in Galveston County. We are 21 feet above sea level. Our neighborhood sustained very little damage from Ike. Our neighbors in Clear Lake Shores had extensive damage. They are east of us and closer to the Boardwalk and the Bay. Hope this helps.
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