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.
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.