Go Back  Offshoreonly.com > General Discussion > General Boating Discussion
Pirate's Cove Marina PCB destroyed >

Pirate's Cove Marina PCB destroyed

Like Tree12Likes

Pirate's Cove Marina PCB destroyed


Old 10-10-2018, 02:49 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tallahassee, FL
My Boat: 1987 Donzi 22; 2008 Donzi 28 ZXO
Posts: 1,684
Default Pirate's Cove Marina PCB destroyed

VetteLT193 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2018, 03:10 PM
thisistank's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Channel Islands, So. Cal.
My Boat: Making the best in the industry BETTER for over 25 years...... Lip-Ship Performance 305-933-9988
Posts: 11,476

Holy crap! No good.
thisistank is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2018, 05:56 PM
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
jeff32's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: St-Hyacinthe, quebec, canada
My Boat: 2000 triple 500 efi Sonic 45
Posts: 6,744

Where is this? Florida?
jeff32 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2018, 06:05 PM
Drive to arrive alive!!!
Platinum Member
WARPARTY36's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: E DOCK GLOC, OK
My Boat: 2014 Cigarette 39 GTS
Posts: 3,810

WARPARTY36 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2018, 06:48 PM
"because we can"
Gold Member
badmonkey's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Maryland
My Boat: Not another 353 Fastech, 2005 Formula 37PC
Posts: 1,673

Hope no one was hurt or even worst killed.
badmonkey is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2018, 06:56 PM
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 10,206

This storm was no joke! News said by pressure it was the 2nd most powerful storm in history to hit mainland US, by wind speed it was 4th. The state of Florida wasn't really stressing about it until it spooled up and took aim. The area hit is NOT like S. Florida where things are built to hurricane standards. The panhandle has lots of old wood frame stuff, flooding will surely be an issue and then it rolls right into GA.

What sucks is this is hitting right as their snowbird winter season is starting. Lots of people will have miserable holidays due to no work, no money, lots of damage.

This was the before pic:
Dean Ferry and Bostonirish like this.
Jupiter Sunsation is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2018, 07:49 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Murrayville Georgia
My Boat: 1970 Wesco V-drive & 1974 CEE BEE Avenger jet boat
Posts: 1,200

that pic is a good shot. on weather.com there is a video of it at the end and there is not much left. this is why I dont trust forecasters. Florence was supposed to be a cat 4 or 5 and hit at a cat 1. this one was supposed to be a cat 3 at the worst and it is one of the strongest to ever hit the US. this is why you should evacuate if you are on the coast. there is nothing you are going to do to protect anything when something like this hits. no matter how tough you think you are, nature always wins.
compedgemarine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2018, 07:05 AM
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Knot 4 Me's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Central IL, LOTO
My Boat: 2018 Princecraft Tritoon w/300 VRod
Posts: 7,370

I know the area well there off of Thomas Drive. What a shame. Could have been way worse though in PCB. Much more damage just to the East.
Knot 4 Me is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2018, 08:50 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Newburgh, IN/Grand Rapids, MI
My Boat: 08 Sunsation 32 SSR
Posts: 506

My daughter lives in Walton County just north of the bay in Freeport, FL about 45 miles west of Panama City and she decided to stay so I came down to Tuesday to help her recover from what ever the storm left behind, Wednesday morning as the storm approached Cat 5 wind speeds we left for a local shelter at a nearby High School. The communities along the beach in Walton County appeared to have been spared significant damage from what we can see but local new reports show massive damage in Panama City and complete devastation in the Mexico Beach area. Its going to be a sometime before those areas are back to normal.

Last edited by bigredbaja; 10-11-2018 at 09:13 AM.
bigredbaja is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2018, 09:08 AM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Land O Lakes Fl
Posts: 679

I used to work with real meteorologists, not the TV people. They live for events like Michael. They are not as much forecasters as they are students of why stuff happens. They always said "you can't learn much from a sunny day". Their focus was mostly wind-based although snow loading was a thing as well. I got to watch them really closely and I will tell you that the serious question for them is why this storm turned into something that didn't "seem" probable. I also worked with geologists that were earthquake focused and explosives people who studied what makes an explosion able to create damage. All of these guys were multiple PHDs in their fields plus mathematics/computer science. The wind people are not getting much sleep right now

Last edited by iamjoe; 10-11-2018 at 09:10 AM.
iamjoe is offline  
Reply With Quote

OSO Sponsor
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser
OSO Advertiser