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Old 09-14-2003, 02:34 PM
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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
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Old 09-14-2003, 02:44 PM
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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.

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Old 09-14-2003, 07:01 PM
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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.
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Old 09-14-2003, 11:38 PM
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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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Old 09-14-2003, 11:42 PM
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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.
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Old 09-15-2003, 01:06 AM
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Old 09-15-2003, 07:08 AM
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I already plan to get out. I hope to be as ready as possible.

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Old 09-15-2003, 07:13 AM
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Old 09-15-2003, 09:34 AM
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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.
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Old 09-15-2003, 09:58 AM
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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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