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Old 08-09-2016, 12:04   #61
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Re: Hurricane Advice for Eleuthera, Bahamas

I know I'm late to this thread, but I'd like to add my $.02 regarding Royal Island. I would not try to use this for any kind of serious blow. I've anchored there a few times and found the holding to be not very good. There is a lot of grass. We dragged there last time when a front came through and a friend did as well a few years ago. Fortunately we got reset and no damage was done, but there is ironshore all around. It's inviting since it is a very well protected anchorage, but I would not want to rely on it as a hurricane hole.

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Re: Hurricane Advice for Eleuthera, Bahamas

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-----I found myself hanging out in George Town in mid-June of 2013. Really tempted to stay through hurricane season, but chickened out. The risk (for me) is just too high. Currently, in a slip in Brunswick, Georgia.

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MarkJ are you still in NY or are you back in the caribbean? Where are/would you be hiding in a hurricane?
I certainly would not be hiding in the Bahamas.
I never saw a place i would call a hurricane hole there, basically because theres very limited high land, and any reasonable spot (say Georgetowns 2 holes) are full of boats and would be overflowing in a storm. Available areas are often shallow... Say 8 feet deep. Well, 50 knots will make your keel smack the bottom.

So: no high ground, no access, no flat water = no go Bahamas.

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Most boats anchored there 1993 came to grief during Andrew.
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