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Old 03-09-2010, 11:03   #31
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whistling past the graveyard

We caught a real break last night. Stiil, a couple of boats on the beach.
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I always strip my boat and move it inland. It's a pain, but I dont want to leave anything on the boat I wouldn't want to dive for.
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Old 03-09-2010, 19:05   #33
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Let me get this straight.

You have a boat in a marina and when a named storm comes along you have to take it out or off somewhere to hang out till after the storm?

Now, here, I know there is not enough land space or cradles (I don't need one - ha ha) for the boats. And there sure ain't enough creeks for all the boats so that leaves the grass flats and storm anchoring.

I don't think so.

But I have never had a boat during a hurricane.........yet.
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Let me get this straight.

You have a boat in a marina and when a named storm comes along you have to take it out or off somewhere to hang out till after the storm? ...
I don't think so.
Heh heh. You clearly understand the notion, sir.

Moreover, a poster opined that the idea really was about attempting to lessen the marina's liability.

Not so, at least around here.

I've worked at a marina for several years and the boss's point of view is two-fold:
a) a contract means something ... you're agreeing to move if needed
b) if you stay, your hull windage and top hamper might harm the dock.

A boat tied in a slip can easily pull pilings up in the tidal surge. And take out a section of dock with it.

It's about lessening the slipholder's liability.
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Your comment to the effect that the regulation is "largely disregarded" sounds like a gross generalization with no possible way to back it up. I think it's incredibly bad advice to readers. We've been on H watch all day here with sunny skies and 0-5kt winds. I've moved 7 boats today to be hauled out. Not a lot of disregard evident.

And then there's the thing about signing the contract.

I don't mind getting older. I'm not a fan of the way a lot of folks think these days.
tgzzz, You are absolutely right that my statement (that many choose to leave their boats in marinas regardless of their contractual agreement) is a generalization; however, it is based on my observation when removing my own boat and returning to see those damaged at the marina. When people are stressed with the approaching hurricane they often find the care of their boat lower on their list of concerns and coming after their house, their family, their business and their relatives. You had stated this was "incredibly bad advice to readers". Please notice that I was not recommending leaving a boat at a marina. I, myself, have elected to move from marinas for several hurricanes. Regardless, it frequently occurs,- many people do not remove their boats from marinas during an impending storm despite policy and contracrts. Thanks for reminding all that it's best to move to protection or be hauled out and sercured.
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