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Old 22-05-2008, 17:38   #1
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Yep, thats the sound it made, this morning about 7 am the wind picked up the top of one of the sheads next to me a dropped a 40 X 60 foot roof of sheet steel on the front of my boat. luckly the corner was all that hit my boat and it bent up as the piece went down only scraching a small area on the front.
The house boat in front of me wasnt so lucky. It took a couple beams right through the side and wiped out the railing around the front..
The winds have been pretty bad around here these past couple days.
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Old 22-05-2008, 18:04   #2
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Yes - that's a very nasty situation - it could have really messed you up if it had hit full on.

You don't say where you are - or where this has happened.

Are you in a Marina? It sort of looks a bit like a waterfront restaurant on the other side - with chairs.

Is there a photo of the houseboat that took the brunt of it?

What is it a real gale - or a flimsy shed?

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This is in a marina, a little place about 100 miles up river from San Francisco on the river. what you see on the left is a series of boat sheads for smaller power boats. the house boat that took the damage is dead in front.
the sheads are old but the wind was gusting around 50 knots when it happened.
The weather report showed a high preasure area to the left and two low presure areas to the right.. we were cacught in the trough right down the center..
I saw the barometer bouncing between 29.75 and 30.0 all morning..
I was lucky enough to find this little hole up here in the delta as most of the area is very shallow but where my boat is setting, I've got 14 feet at low tide, and the bottom is soft... Not a bad place to park the house for the summer..
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