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Old 21-08-2008, 12:31   #1
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Fay First Boat first storm

As i sit here rocking back and forth what comes to mind is " what was i thinking" when i got this boat lol. i did not get any sleep at all last night and for the last 16 to 20 hours it just got worse.

Part of the dock sank this morning ( lucky not where i was tied off). I am shocked I did not get sick, i guess that is a good thing but it is not over yet. From what i can tell the eye is just about here. I have hopes that it will get better even if its just for a little while.

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Old 21-08-2008, 12:47   #2
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John, Welcome to the club. We have been through 14 named storms on Sea Trek and she has generally done better than we have. We are currently in Beaufort, SC and the wind is blowing directly down the river we are currently in and the 30+ knots wind against the 3+ knots current is kicking up some big waves. They are blowing over the docks and since they are all floaters we keep hoping they will survive. Our bow is bouncing about 5 to 6 feet out of the water and all of the boats in the marina are seriously rocking and rolling. Only 3 more hours till the tide changes then we are good for 6 hours then it starts all over again. So you don't need to be in the eye of the storm. Just wanted to let you know you are not alone out there. It will get better even if it doesn't seem like it. Hang in there and stay safe.
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Old 21-08-2008, 12:51   #3
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thank you very much, all i know is i wish it would start moving so it will end some day.
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Old 21-08-2008, 12:52   #4
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Good luck to you all.

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Old 21-08-2008, 12:53   #5
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John, Hurricane Dennis ran over us 3 times in Great Bridge Virginia and kept is pinned to a seawall for 10 days so I understand your pain. We too wish it would move on and I suppose it will eventually.
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Old 21-08-2008, 12:57   #6
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i am so happy my deck is clean, all sails below i dont even have the boom up.

right now has to be the worest of it.
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John, Where are you?
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This morning as it was just getting started

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John and Chuck good luck you are in my prayers. Be safe.
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John, hang in there. Good luck man.
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Old 21-08-2008, 19:45   #11
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I am sorry lost power, I am in Green cove springs. it is now 9:40 pm and Fay stop yet again. Oh but the rain and wind didnt stop. i did that a little time off the boat. As i was coming back i see yet another part of the dock is sinking.

I really hope i can get some sleep tonight.
I know this storm is not bad to some of you because you have been in worse and i am on a river not open sea but to me its bad.

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John, You never get used to them and a lot of us won't get much sleep tonight. We are a long way from you but still feeling some serious affects from the storm. We came to South Carolina to try to get a bit away from them and have been sitting here in gale force conditions all day, tonight and tomorrow. This is part of the reality when you chose the cruising lifestyle. Keep your chin up and do the best you can. There will be plenty of time to rest and relax once it is over. It just seems like it will never be over.
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you sure got that right " seams like it will never end" really i dont mind the bad weather i knew it came with the boat, lol i just didnt think it would follow me and stay.

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Tropical Storm Fay parked ontop of me for 2 1/2 days. No damage to the boat as max winds never exceeded 60 mph at the marina and I had everything ship shape.. I admit that I did spend two days at the marina adjusting lines during slack wind periods as the water rise was about 4 feet. All Cats are a bit snug in their slips.

Some quick advice to all in her path... if you have a furler, remove the head sail. Two boats in the marina lost theirs on Tuesday, as the wind literally ripped the sails right off the furlers.

At least tonight I can finally get some sleep as Central Florida says goodby to TS Fay.
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Rick, Doesn't look like Fay has left quite yet but won't it be nice?
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