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  1. #11
    Registered Formula Outlaw's Avatar
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    was a 89" Formula 311-SR1
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    May 2003
    In the Mountains
    All of those preps are great EXCEPT if it's a Category 4 or worse yet a 5. If a "5" makes landfall, just remember Miami after Andrew. That is what you are in for. And all the ice, vodka, batteries, or anything else ain't gonna mean nothing cause you ain't gonna be there. I've been through these storms, if it looks like it's a 4 or a 5, don't be a hero, get the hell out of there. I'm sorry but there just isn't any plainer way of saying it. GET OUT if it looks like it's gonna get real bad. It's not worth your life. Good luck to all who have to deal with this. Outlaw

  2. #12
    Registered robyw1's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1998 Wellcraft 22' Scarab
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    Jul 2003
    Spring, TX
    I was in Hurricane Andrew and I can tell you that you want no part of it. As far a preping your boat? Well what can you do to prep your boat for being hurled 30 feet in the air and landing on concrete... again & again.

    Really get a trailer and head west or else your going to be showing us pictures of your devastation next weekend.

    Best of Luck

  3. #13
    Registered mr_velocity's Avatar
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    Apr 2002
    I'm about as ready as I'm gonna get. 3 of the four boats are ready and strapped down to the boat lifts. Now I'm glad I opted for those 16" dia 60' piles. Also have the boat filled with 280 gallons of fresh gas to run the genny. Hopefully it won't hit us.

  4. #14
    Registered fatdaddy's Avatar
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    2003 Baja 33 Outlaw
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    Jun 2002
    New Jersey
    I, too, am starting to get a little nervous. I have my new boat sitting on my lift and no trailer. Is there any precautions I should take. I'm on a lagoon and not on the open bay. TIA

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    Charter Member Charter Member Ted G's Avatar
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    Marlago 35 FS, 18 Neptune CC
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    Jan 2001
    Edgerock Baby!!
    If on a lift you may want to leave them loose and just put a 20-25 foot dock line on them. If there is a 10-15 foot storm surge and it is tied down to the lift it may be held down as the water comes up and sink on the lift.
    Chesapeake Bay Powerboat Association

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    Registered Bulldog's Avatar
    My Boats:
    79 Larry Smith Scarab 'Kaama'
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    Feb 2001
    Abita Springs, La.

  7. #17
    OSO Moderator Charter Member BillR's Avatar
    My Boats:
    '00 Scarab Sport 302 CC
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    Oct 2000
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I already plan to get out. I hope to be as ready as possible.

    '00 Scarab Sport 302 CC
    '02 Cigarette Top Gun TS
    '02 PQ 340
    '00 PQ 280
    '98 Scarab 22
    '97 Baja Outlaw 20
    '72 Checkmate
    '65 Glastron

  8. #18
    OSO Moderator Charter Member SpeedGirl's Avatar
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    Avanti & Formula 280SS
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    Sep 2000
    New York
    Go West Young Man!
    You are judged by the company you keep!

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    Are we having fun, yet? Charter Member Gizmo's Avatar
    My Boats:
    95' 32' Sunsation, 500hps
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    Mar 2001
    Chesterfield, Va.
    If you don't have access to a trailer and need to move her to high ground, give me a call. I may be able to help you out. (804) 790-1730 H, (804) 759-2116 P.
    Jay Marks

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    MTI / MTI-V VIP Member Tim G.'s Avatar
    My Boats:
    Building boats for you
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    Jan 2003
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Do NOT leave the boat on a lift!
    You're best off having the boat hauled out an put on blocks..

    I'm already noticing some erratic tides down here.
    We usually see a 2' tide change in Delray.. It was nearly 4' yesterday...

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