Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 30-08-2010, 00:20   #16
CF Adviser
 
Pelagic's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Boat: Van Helleman Schooner 65ft StarGazer
Posts: 6,895
Why is it that TRS' always seem to pass by you location at night
__________________

__________________
Pelagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-08-2010, 00:24   #17
Registered User
 
Patient's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 185
Just thought I would pop in and post this Blog that I found quite helpful and informative. Its a weather specialist that lives in the BVI.

BVI Hurricane - The place to watch the hurricanes and tropical storms in the BVI and Caribbean
__________________

__________________
Patient is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-08-2010, 16:18   #18
Elvish meaning 'Far-Wanderer'
 
Palarran's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Me - Michigan / Boat - Tenerife
Boat: 56' Fountaine Pajot Marquises
Posts: 2,641
Well, I hope sailingaway and everyone else survived the hurricane on St. Maarten. Oyster Pond delivered and no boats where lost or severely damaged. A few rubbed up against the dock. Mine has 12 lines off it plus my anchor chain which is attached to a fixed large anchor chain on the seabed.
__________________
Not all who wander are lost

http://www.sailblogs.com/member/palarran/
Palarran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-08-2010, 19:14   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St. Martin
Boat: St. Francis 43 Brisa
Posts: 333
PAlarran, thanks.. made it in one piece.... however a lot of boats not so lucky. Many got cleaned out of the lagoon. Not a pretty sight. Will post video soon. Anyone with a boat in St. MArtin wanting info, tell me where and what name i'll see if I can get details... it wasn't pretty folks... a lot of destroyed boats.
__________________
sailingaway221 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-08-2010, 19:37   #20
Registered User

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, Wash.
Boat: no longer on my Cabo Rico 38 Sanderling
Posts: 1,794
Send a message via MSN to John A
sailingaway,
We're all glad that you've survived with no damage and await any pictures or further reports you can provide.

Sail Safe
__________________
John A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 07:34   #21
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: St Kitts
Boat: 36' 2001 Fortuna Island Spirit Catamaran
Posts: 254
St Kitts Coast Guard Cutter and smaller boat washed ashore, and Ive heard of a yacht sinking in Nevis.
__________________
PyotrBee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 09:17   #22
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 1,296
And now there are new tropical storm warnings in St. Maarten for Fiona. Current winds are only 40 mph but expected to increase. The storm is moving rapidly toward the northern Leewards and the center is expected to pass to the northeast. At her current speed the storm is less than 24 hrs away.
__________________
"There's nothing . . . absolutely nothing . . . half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats."

Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (River Rat to Mole)
slomotion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 09:36   #23
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: St Kitts
Boat: 36' 2001 Fortuna Island Spirit Catamaran
Posts: 254
Another ship (kicked out of St Martin) ran aground here in St Kitts:
SKNVibes.com News: Eight escape watery grave

Fiona is a LOT smaller... forecast doesn't look too bad.. its the formation behind Fiona thats more worrying.
__________________
PyotrBee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 09:51   #24
Registered User

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, Wash.
Boat: no longer on my Cabo Rico 38 Sanderling
Posts: 1,794
Send a message via MSN to John A
Quote:
Originally Posted by slomotion View Post
And now there are new tropical storm warnings in St. Maarten for Fiona. Current winds are only 40 mph but expected to increase. The storm is moving rapidly toward the northern Leewards and the center is expected to pass to the northeast. At her current speed the storm is less than 24 hrs away.
Fiona will never gain enough strength to become a hurricane as it is following to close to Earl. And Earl took all the energy and higher water temps with him.
There are more 'areas of concern' following behind Fiona, so keep a sharp watch on the weather for the next month or so.
__________________
John A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 11:46   #25
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St. Martin
Boat: St. Francis 43 Brisa
Posts: 333
HEy, quick trip around the lagoon.... max wind speed was just over 100mph at about 12.15pm yesterday. There are a bunch of lucky boats out there and a few not so lucky... I would say there are between 15 and 20 boats scattered around the shoreline of the lagoon, a Foutaine Pajot has sunken near Port Royal......Most the boats were collected by other boats and pulled to the rocks.... several boats had been left by their owners with WInd generators and Sails still furled and in lazy jacks on the boom... Almost everything I saw washed up had tons of stuff on deck.....most boats in the lagoon are fine.
__________________
sailingaway221 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-08-2010, 12:53   #26
Elvish meaning 'Far-Wanderer'
 
Palarran's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Me - Michigan / Boat - Tenerife
Boat: 56' Fountaine Pajot Marquises
Posts: 2,641
Impossible. I call Bull S&%$ about the Fountaine Pajot sinking. Everyone knows catamarans, especially FP's, don't sink.

Thanks for the update. I'm heading down next week on Wednesday for a single night just to check things out and deliver some gear. If you feel like driving over to Captain Olivers I'll buy you a cocktail. You can find me at the Dingy Dock.
__________________

__________________
Not all who wander are lost

http://www.sailblogs.com/member/palarran/
Palarran is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Solar Panels and Tropical Storm Earl witzgall General Sailing Forum 35 04-09-2010 17:15
If You Were Going to Buy a Cruising Guide: To the Windwards ? To the Leewards ? thomaswaier Atlantic & the Caribbean 8 20-08-2010 13:49
Northern Chesapeake cosmosmariner Other 1 12-07-2009 17:58
Cell phone, WiFi and WiMax in Leewards? ForgottenGulf Marine Electronics 8 24-03-2008 16:19
Best Marinas in the Leewards Keegan Atlantic & the Caribbean 10 10-08-2007 07:09



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:47.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.