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Old 03-09-2011, 11:12   #16
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Re: Ready for Tropical Storm Lee

cowboy are you in oak harbor? is pretty open there.. good luck and be safe.
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Re: Ready for Tropical Storm Lee

I am indeed in Oak Harbor. I was on pins and needles getting here. Lake Pontchartrain sure is shallow and I draw 6.5 feet. Right now I have plenty of water under me!
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:41   #18
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Re: Ready for Tropical Storm Lee

be safe and take care--is very open there and could be a problem for ye. are you staying on board
be safe.. shouldnt be too bad except for the rise and fall of water and up to 60 mph winds--shore is purrty there

sounds like you are well prepped tho
i sailed out of eden isles--is a bit more protected there, but all private
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Re: Ready for Tropical Storm Lee

Last night in the middle of the night Jefferson Parish called our land line like six times to give us tornado warnings. Got the point that we unplugged the phone so we could sleep.
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I'm overkill when these come in. My boat is stripped I find alternative points to tie too and add chafe gear and then add some more run out anchors. If you have ever seen 3/4 inch line get chafed and burned through added another line and seen that get smoked you will take any and every storm serious. I nearly lost a boat that had doubled lines dockside. Doubled lines were 3/4 inch nylon 3 strand 2 port 2 starboard on bow and stern and springs. Unexpected nor Easter came in and beat the marina and my boat. During the blow we ran an anchor out to swing the boat clear from the rest of the docks.I was amazed at fast lines were getting burned up. Not the best slip in town but I learned a lesson about how energy gets transferred. I think that is a key component. We are dealing with huge amounts of energy and we need to think how that energy gets dissipated. Similar to running a drogue or a sea anchor. My goal is too reduce the energy I have to manage and the energy I do receive gets transferred off the boat in a managed engineered fashion. In the past few tropical storms and earlier hurricanes I put out additional anchors which I have been able to transfer some of that energy to, sometimes I didn't have to load the anchors and transfer loads but I had the option.
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