I am all the way up the east coast
. About 23 miles southwest of Jacksonville
. I sat on the boat through Jean & Francis. We had up to 90MPH winds. We adjusted dock lines, and at one point let the motors run & in gear
to ease the strain on the lines.
I sat on the hook in South Beach when Charlie circled Miami
. That I didn't like at all, and the winds were about 60MPH, but the holding is poor. Once again I idled the motors in gear
to reduce the strain, and we stayed put.
I think you will find Boca expensive, and the surge on the ICW
a lot. In my mind the secret is to get far enough away that the surge is the minimum. Where we are now we only got about a 2 foot rise in water
out of the 2 hurricanes back to back. Not to mention the cleats
, bollards, and piers were built for the navy
. We are talking a substantial structure.
I heard once on NPR that if you take the coastline from Mexico
to the northeast, and divided it into 15 mile strips. That Jacksonville
statistaclly has the mildest weather
season since statistics have been kept.