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Old 02-09-2010, 21:52   #1
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Anyone Else Riding-Out Earl ?

I'm currently anchored in eastern Long Island awaiting the arrival of Earl along with five or so other boats in the harbor. Anyone else waiting for this bad boy to come to town? I'm hoping to update on my blog during the event. That is if I'm not to busy on board.
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Old 02-09-2010, 22:21   #2
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Hey Mike,

Looks to be a H1 within the next 12 hours, but 50-70MPH winds are nothing to laugh at. Just bookmarked your blog as well, love the Tales from VHF segment.

Good luck mate! Keep your head down and stay safe.
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:58   #3
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Can you link your position on Google Earth?
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:21   #4
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We're sitting off Island Park in the Sakonnet River at the top end of Newport Island. Good protection except from the south. I'm set with a 400 lb Northill anchor and 120 ft of 1/2 chain with snubbers in 20 ft of water. Got some movies and books.
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Earl was pretty much a non-event on the inner banks of NC, a little more hairy on the outerbanks. I sincerely hope that you have an inner banks experience. Good Luck.
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We got Fiona overhead to-night at 50 knots. Shucks!!--blew harder than that at least 15 days this past winter.
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Blue Stocking, where are you? We're in Bermuda, but our boat is in the Chesapeake.
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George:

Don't know how to link to Google Earth and probably not a good day for me to try and learn either. but, I'm at 41.00.85, 72.11.36 and hope to remain in that general vicinity.
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Sunny here in NYC...pretty much a non event 80 miles west
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George:

Don't know how to link to Google Earth and probably not a good day for me to try and learn either. but, I'm at 41.00.85, 72.11.36 and hope to remain in that general vicinity.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:59   #11
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Blue Stocking, where are you? We're in Bermuda, but our boat is in the Chesapeake.
Bred, born, and live here. Where are you folks?. Give me a clue, I'll give you a shout.
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I'll be riding him out up here in Maine. Gusts to 50 kts are forecast. I'll be on a very secure mooring in a well sheltered harbor (Benjamin River off Eggemoggin Reach, Eggemoggin Reach, 44N 17', 68W 37'), though, so hopefully a non-event.
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I'm anchored in Sandy Hook, NJ. So far, don't think I've even seen 10 knots. Talked to a few people a little further South on the NJ coast, and they said the ocean was rougher last weekend.
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Yesterday I decided to ride this one out. I did attach additional dock lines as most everyone else did but I stopped short of removing any canvas on my 40' Silverton aftcabin. All the canvas remains in place.

Yes, Wifey and I do have PFDs inside but if things get to the point we believe the risk is too great, well it is just a short walk to the car. This harbor (New Bedford & Fairhaven MA) is just about the safest hurricane hole on the east coast. We have a hurricane barrier along with a gate and pumps to control the harbor's water level.

I am not expecting much from this storm..........but time will tell.

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No concellation, but it made national news in the UK last night. Great photos from the satellites.

It will be across to us in a fortnight as a series of low pressure gales just in time for the boat show and autumn equinox tides

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