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Old 01-09-2009, 10:06   #16
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Makes you feel warm all over don't it. You do the right thing and then get to pay extra for those that didn't, to a company who wouldn't enforce it's own rules.....m
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Old 01-09-2009, 14:35   #17
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But remember!!! through those horrible times (katrina and ike ) there were a thousand kindnesses from strangers and friends. People helped each other, guarded property that wasn't theirs until the owners arrived, gave rides, shared food and INFO too. Hugs and prayers abounded. Government and insurance co. will not come through the way good everyday people can.
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No truer words spoken. Help comes first to those that help themselves........m
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Old 01-09-2009, 14:59   #19
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I just love a good Urban Legend!

An old seaman tricking a newbie?

Maybe the legend started with a texas good-old-boy, who owned a shot gun, and happend to be a harbor master during a hurricane? either way, it is pretty good story.
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Jeez Guys - I was just trying to remind people to care for their boats

Didn't mean to start a rant thread....personally, my boat, that I had worked on for 9 years and had just about perfect, was stripped and tied in a way that had seen it through two hurricanes....nothing can survive a surge like Katrina - 18 feet at the location of the pictures...you can tie a boat at a dock to handle 12-13 feet, beyond that, I will guarantee someones boat will break loose and take out another boat, and there they all go.

We had about 2500 boats in the water on the south shore of lake ponchartrain in New Orleans, and about 2 days notice before evacuation. Surprisingly, most boats were prepared adequately around me, but when I looked at the size of Katrina, I took my wheel off my boat, because I assumed I would never see the boat again.

Insurance totaled the boat, since there was no where to get them fixed. I bought a new old boat, and put the old wheel on the new boat. So some part of REALITY is still sailing.
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