delmarrey once whispered in the wind:
I have a friend just outside of St Pertersburg, FL. And his was one of the only 4 boats to survive in his marina. He anchored her out for the storm. The surges were the highest on record.
What marina is that in the photos?
We got caught by Dennis in Niceville, FL....about 40 miles east of landfall. I took all the sails/canvas/etc. off and set the big bruce anchor
out on 90' of 3/8" chain with a 10' nylon snubber.
We came through fine but saw at least six boats drag ashore onto rocks and trees. They had all set dual anchors that either fouled or chafed through.
My wind instrument registered 55 knots as the max but Eglin AFB was just across the bayou and registered a gust of 110.