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Old 02-11-2012, 00:58   #31
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I have seen a few boats in the" boat piles" in the news, on trailers. Da? If the boat is on a trailer, why have it in the path of a hurricane? Toss the kids and family dog in the stationwagon and drive family, photo albums, and boat to a place of safety.

Best of luck getting her ship shape again, and soon.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:32   #32
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Re: Hurricane Sandy Pictures

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That's a sad bunch of pictures. A real mess but it makes me wonder why bother paying for the haulout if you're still ending up with an insurance claim. Do the marinas make you haul them out to protect their docks or something? Sorry for my ignorance, just curious.

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Think of it in terms of a risk matrix. Being in the water is preferred 1) if you can get out of the way of the approaching storm; 2) if you have the sea way. Marinas are fixed in position therefore 1) does not apply. Marinas do not offer a seaway so that is also out. Too, breakwaters are made of angular rock or man made heavy objects. The more angular the better for holding in place. That angularity is bad for boat hulls. And, as has been mentioned, boats busting free of their position and flotsam which can carry significant inertia will cause significant damage when they come against the lee which just may be your boat.

Being out of the water is better when a storm approaches. It is the surge and the wind which causes most damage. Being out of the water removes the vessel from harm as caused by these conditions. But when the surge is immense enough to cause severe flooding of the high ground, all bets are off as to what protection being hauled should offer.

Of course there are many other things the boat owner or agent could do to protect the boat. But you have to factor in labor, availability of labor, materials required, cost, and time alloted to mobilize.

Example: Trucking the boat out of the area could be viable except the time to procure adequate trucking, the costs, and likely availability of trucking would all factor into whether it is truly a viable alternative. Keep in mind the trucking would have to include a storage yard and the return trip include refloating the vessel.

Risk matrix.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:36   #33
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Re: Hurricane Sandy Pictures

La Gaurdia BEFORE landfall.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:41   #34
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Re: Hurricane Sandy Pictures

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Can't believe how many people couldn't be bothered to take their headsails off the boat for the storm. They're in ribbons now.
Year after year of hurricanes and other tropical storms on the Texas gulf coast has me firmly convinced that a large percentage of the boat owning population has no idea how to lower a sail on a furler. Stripping all canvas is my step #1 for storm prep, and compared to weaving the line web takes no time at all.
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Old 11-11-2012, 19:20   #35
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The salvage crew has been working for the past 3 days lifting boats and launching those that will float or settting aside those that are unfortunately not salvagable.

I was very lucky and my boat is currenlty on a mooring and from a distance, actually looks ok. If you look close you can see the scratches on the topsides as well as the bent stainless pulpits. I have a renewed respect for this boat and how well it was built. You really would not know by looking that this boat had spent a few hours bouncing off other boats and a concrete slab.

The bottom and rudder need attention and I'm considering sanding and finally putting on a barrier coat after I fix and fair all those scratches.
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Old 11-11-2012, 19:31   #36
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Think of it in terms of a risk matrix. Being in the water is preferred 1) if you can get out of the way of the approaching storm; 2) if you have the sea way. Marinas are fixed in position therefore 1) does not apply. Marinas do not offer a seaway so that is also out. Too, breakwaters are made of angular rock or man made heavy objects. The more angular the better for holding in place. That angularity is bad for boat hulls. And, as has been mentioned, boats busting free of their position and flotsam which can carry significant inertia will cause significant damage when they come against the lee which just may be your boat.

Being out of the water is better when a storm approaches. It is the surge and the wind which causes most damage. Being out of the water removes the vessel from harm as caused by these conditions. But when the surge is immense enough to cause severe flooding of the high ground, all bets are off as to what protection being hauled should offer.

Of course there are many other things the boat owner or agent could do to protect the boat. But you have to factor in labor, availability of labor, materials required, cost, and time alloted to mobilize.

Example: Trucking the boat out of the area could be viable except the time to procure adequate trucking, the costs, and likely availability of trucking would all factor into whether it is truly a viable alternative. Keep in mind the trucking would have to include a storage yard and the return trip include refloating the vessel.

Risk matrix.

Even if your boat is on a trailer there could be all sorts of reasons you couldn't or wouldn't leave. Maybe you have elderly relatives in the area who will need you after the storm passes. Maybe you can't get off work. All sorts of reasons ... but I bet a lot of people thought their boats on the hard were on high enough ground. But that storm was so huge, and so big, that the water that went inland stayed inland while the storm kept pushing more and more.

This storm had cat-1 winds by the time she was pushing a storm surge at lower Manhattan and surrounding areas. She had a lot of time to pile the water up. A storm surge of 14' from Cat-1 type storms is pretty much unheard of.
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Old 23-11-2012, 17:03   #37
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Re: Hurricane Sandy Pictures

I was curious to see what Long Island Sound was doing around where my boat was moored during Sandy. I've compiled some videos from You Tube that amazed me considering these were taken well before the height of the storm:
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: 500 FEET OF SEPARATION
Ironically the NOAA ship Thomas Jefferson spent most of the summer surveying the area. Wonder how accurate the data at least close to shore will have changed after Sandy.
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Old 25-07-2014, 15:47   #39
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Re: Hurricane Sandy Pictures

Muuccchhhh better photos than in post #1 !!!

Can you give us the quick run-down on what you had to do to get back on top of things (literally) ?
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wow awesome pics. that looks great.
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