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Old 26-03-2017, 17:34   #1
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Cyclone Debbie

I hope all are well prepared for TC Debbie as she bears down on on the Queensland Coast. The Whitsunday's and the large cruising/charter fleet will hopefully be well bunkered down. Sad for the farmers who can't get out of the way or protect their crops. Be safe, all. Big tide surges coming (4+m) in an area which already has some of Queensland's biggest ordinary tides (5m).

I'm constantly amazed by the quality of and the free availability of weather information. What a world.....

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Don't like them when they spin up like that... from a Cat 2 to Cat 4 at landfall


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We have quite a few friends up in Airlie and Townsville. All seem to be well prepared, all sails stored below etc, but still tense times for them.

Let's hope Debbie doesn't do damage!
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Old 26-03-2017, 23:00   #5
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fingers crossed for all our friends in the affected area, and all those who are not yet friends. Could be a lot of boats and homes at risk. Be safe as you can!

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Live aboard friends at Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Region have decided this morning to strip sails, tie up and leave the boat. Gutsy decision to step off a catamaran they built themselves and raised their family on. Boats can be replaced, people can't. I hope there are no lives endangered.
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To me the Whitsundays are in the dangerous quadrant and it looks likely to get the worst of it as the latest track shows it just south of Bowen now.

Not good - lots of boats there.
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Live aboard friends at Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Region have decided this morning to strip sails, tie up and leave the boat. Gutsy decision to step off a catamaran they built themselves and raised their family on. Boats can be replaced, people can't. I hope there are no lives endangered.
Owners are being evacuated from boats in Abel point marina.
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512 km radar from Bowen
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Owners are being evacuated from boats in Abel point marina.
Yep, so I heard. "Windana" is tied up with the commercial fleet at Port of Airlie.
Here's hoping for a reprieve.
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BoM windspeed appears less than 60knots. Is this true or will it gust much higher?
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The eye is 75 NM from Hamilton Island where winds are currently averaging 50kts gusting to 60kts.
So no doubt worse to come - Category 3 currently forecast to become 4 by landfall.
80+kts I'm guessing....
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At cat 4, winds can exceed 130 knots.
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Been told there are still several boats on moorings at Airlie. These boats will not be insured.
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We've had 80knot gusts in NZ and only rotten stuff got ripped.

Would you strip your sails off for 80knots ? or would your fear it might get to 100 ?
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