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Old 07-09-2011, 08:30   #1
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To Those in the Caribbean Now

What do you do and where do you go while these storms are closing in on you? I see another one is headed your way again. Looks like Friday and Saturday could be rough.

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Old 08-09-2011, 14:48   #2
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Hi, Did my folks put you up to this? Just kidding. Anyway, we are currently in Salinas PR are are looking at Maria . What we do is take the boat into a narrow channel surrounded with mangroves. We then weave ourselves into the mangroves with lines and anchors. The boat would be centered in the channel with enough scope to allow for any surge that might be coming. Then we spray ourselves with bug repellent and enjoy our stay. This has worked for 9 hurricanes and countless tropical storms. Of course, the strongest storm was just at cat 3.
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Re: To those who are in Carribean now

Anse Marcel on the French side of St Martin is a great marina accessed by a long land cut at the end of a fairly deep bay. It is tucked in with a big hill (small mountain) to the east and south. Docks are all floating. Remember, you just don't get a storm surge piling up at an island like you get when a storm surge piles up against the mainland of the USA.
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Re: To Those in the Caribbean Now

Thank you all for the information. I suppose that it is not so hard to find a safe place to ride out a storm like that. Providing you have the warning.
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Re: To Those in the Caribbean Now

Strip Her and Tie Her Off and hope for the best!

Touch wood, its worked for me through numerous hurricanes & tropical storms.

We were on a mooring I made in the TCI's when tropical storm Rita came through, and would have slept through it, but a little French boat had slipped it's anchor and was bumping up against us.

What always amazes me, is when looking at aftermath pictures of boats damaged from a storm, is the lack of preparation. Sails on, canvas left on, solar panels, wind generators.....it all.....no wonder insurance is so high. It's not just your vessel that can be affected.

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Had a GF quite into that... she'da liked you....
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