Secure Your Vessel ----Isaac heading for Destin??? Boats, CANES - secure your boat!

By: Beachfoxx , 4:03 PM GMT on June 20, 2012

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Love your boat? Want to protect it in case of a storm?
Here are a few tips...
Happy boating!


Supplies to have handy:

Duct Tape
Plywood
Extra Trash Bags
Extra Rags
Bilge Absorbers - "diapers" most boaters will know what I am referring to. They absorb oil & not water


****If you need to absorb water consider a box of disposable diapers! Yep, you heard me! They are great for soaking up water from a leaking window & can absorb lots of water!

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Check with your Marina to determine what Preperations they do & what the expect you, the boat owner to do:

Evaluate your Marina
(compiles from several sources)
Marina Hurricane Preparation Symposium


Your entire plan begins by evaluating the storm worthiness of your marina. Things to consider:

• Natural barriers may or may not offer protection from breaking seas. --Boats that are likely to be exposed to breaking waves will have to be stored ashore or moved to a hurricane hole.

• The height of the marina facilities and boat storage areas above the likely surge. --High ground is good; low-lying marshes are bad.

• The type of docks (floating vs. fixed) and pilings. **With floating docks, pilings must be tall enough to accommodate the surge.
**With fixed docks, wide is better; boats in narrow slips are more vulnerable than boats in wider slips.
**Concrete pilings lack resiliency and have proven to be vulnerable in storms.

• Boat storage racks.
--Newer racks built in the last three years are more likely to have been built to a higher standard and are more likely to survive hurricane-force winds. Conversely, older storage racks are likely to have been built to a more relaxed standard and will also have time to corrode and “work.”

Excellent Info Here for Prep & past history of Hurricanes & Boating



Photograph your boat, inside and out, for insurance purposes!!!

Here some info for the boat on a trailer:
ON THE TRAILER

Brian Cunningham, general manager of Vero Marine Center, a boating supply store, said to be sure to remove or secure all loose items on a trailered boat and be sure the trailer will not move.

"Boats can actually float away if not secured to the ground," he said. "We saw a presentation following Hurricane Hugo where a boat floated a mile inland from a boat dealer's lot with the trailer attached to it."

Here are Cunningham's tips for keeping a trailered boat secure:

Haul boat to a safe area: Be sure to check all trailer maintenance points to prevent break-downs of the trailer while moving the boat to safety.

Lash boat to trailer: Place blocks between the frame members and the axle inside each wheel. If the boat is lightweight, the owner might consider letting half the air out of the tires and filling the boat one-third of the way with water to add weight.

Secure boat and trailer to fixed objects: Use heavy lines from four directions if possible or tie down to screw anchors in the ground.



Keeping your boat or yacht safe during a hurricane...

Historically, individual hurricanes have caused the loss of thousands of lives and billions of dollars in damage as they ran their course over populated areas. If you know that a hurricane is approaching your area, prepare for the worst. The important point is, GET OFF THE OPEN WATER AS FAR AWAY FROM THE STORM AS POSSIBLE! If this is impossible, keep in mind that the right front quadrant of a hurricane usually, but not always, produces the most violent weather.

With todays modern communication net to warn them, people have a better chance to reach safety before a hurricane hits their area. Even so, you may have little more than 24 hours advance notice to get your boat secured against the storms full force. Check the weather often.

If your boat is easily trailerable, store it ashore, far from the danger of high water. Follow these tips:

If you must move your boat, first inspect the trailer to ensure that it is in proper operating condition. Check tires (including spare), wheel bearings, tow hitch and lights.
If you can, put your boat and trailer in a garage. If they must be left out, secure them to strong trees or a "deadman" anchor. Strip off every thing that could be torn loose by a strong wind.
Increase the weight of your trailered outboard boat by filling it with fresh water and leaving in the drain-plug (inboard boats must be drained to avoid motor damage). Insert wood blocks between the trailer frame and the springs for extra support with the added weight.
If your boat must stay in the water you have three options:



1. BERTH at a dock which has sturdy pilings and offers reasonable shelter from open water and storm surge. Double up all mooring lines but provide enough slack so your boat can rise with the higher tides. Cover all lines with chafe protectors (double neoprene garden hose cut along the side) at points where the line is likely to wear and put out extra fenders and fenderboards (the more the better).

2. ANCHOR your boat in a protected harbor where the bottom can allow a good anchor hold. An advantage to anchoring is that the boat can more easily respond to wind and water changes without striking docks or other boats than when moored. Heavy and extra anchors are needed for this option and enough line should be on hand to allow a scope of at least 10:1 for each anchor.

3. HURRICANE HOLES are ideal locations to moor your boat during a hurricane. These are deep, narrow coves or inlets that are surrounded by a number of sturdy trees which block the wind and provide a tie-off for anchor lines. The best location for a hurricane hole is one far enough inland to avoid the most severe winds and tides, yet close enough to reach under short notice. You may want to scout out a satisfactory hurricane hole ahead of time!

Remember:

Never stay with your boat.
Your boat should be stripped of anything that can become loose during the storm. This would include unstepping the mast in sailboats.
Boat documents, radios and other valuables should be removed from the vessel prior to the storm, since you never know how long it will take for you to get back to your boat once the storm passes.
Hurricanes are among the most destructive phenomena of nature, their appearance is not to be taken lightly.
Advance planning cannot guarantee that your boat will survive a hurricane safely or even survive at all.
Planning can, however, improve survivability and is therefore certainly worth the time and money to do so.
General Weather Tips

Before Setting Out:

Obtain the latest available weather forecast for the boating area. Where they can be received, the NOAA Weather Radio continuous broadcasts (VHF-FM) are the best way to keep informed of expected weather and sea conditions. If you hear on the radio that warnings are in effect, dont venture out on the water unless confident your boat can be navigated safely under forecast conditions of wind and sea. This link will take you to up-to-date marine weather information.

While afloat:

Keep an eye out for the approach of dark, threatening clouds which may foretell a squall or thunderstorm.
Check radio weather broadcasts periodically for latest forecasts and warnings.
Heavy static on your AM radio may be an indication of nearby thunderstorm activity.
If a thunderstorm catches you afloat:
Put on a Personal Flotation Device. (if not already wearing one)
Stay below deck if possible.
Keep away from metal objects that are not grounded to the boats protection system.




You may LYAO at this, but you know those $1.99 ring floats kids love??? They make great fenders for your pilings... Just blow them up and drop around pilings. They are cheap and come in pretty colors!!! LOL *and make interesting noises if they pop or get punctured! hehehehe






and remember.......
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YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE

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109. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:29 AM GMT on October 13, 2012
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108. Beachfoxx
3:02 AM GMT on October 10, 2012
Thanks everyone!
My first time to go under anesthesia!
And it's to get my throat cut to get my neck fixed!
It will be soooo good to get his done & over with...
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107. whitewabit (Mod)
3:36 PM GMT on October 09, 2012
Fox .. You will do just fine ...

you'll have some exercises to do after the operation .. see if your Dr will give you that list now .. learn to do them before the operation .. much easier to learn to do them the right way now then wait till your in pain ..

My thoughts are with you !!!

If you need someone to give updates .. just give me a call .. you have my number ..
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106. theshepherd
1:05 PM GMT on October 09, 2012
Quoting Beachfoxx:
Less than 16 days...


Hi all...
Quick post.
I have been away from blogs since 2009 other than the oil spill....
The main reason? Ever since I was rear ended in 2009, Cayenne totaled, I have been in pain. Never having experienced nonstop pain I think I was in denial...
Refused to believe that the neck would not get well & pain go away.
I concede & admit that all the conservative treatment, PT, Pain Management, Massages, etc... Have not worked & the damage discs in my neck are not getting better & in fact may be worse...
So, in 16 days I will go under anesthesia for the first time in my life and will be having a 2 level ADR.
LETS HOPE the procedure works!!!!

Thought I'd let you guys know so you can pray, drink, joke or whatever you do for friends who are going to get their throat cut!!!!

Think kindly of me, please!!!!


I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya.

Get well soon.
:)

EDIT:
Check your mail.
Call me ASAP
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105. juslivn
2:41 AM GMT on October 09, 2012
Best Wishes for an end to the pain Beachfoxx! Speedy recovery!
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104. Beachfoxx
12:29 AM GMT on October 09, 2012
Thanks Spathy!

Counting down the days!!!
Quoting spathy:
Hi Fox.
Best wishes.Lots of prayers. The joking and whatnot will come later when all is good. Jamie has been through alot of this kind of thing. His back is better than mine now. So it can be a blessing.
Big Hugs Fox :O)
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102. Beachfoxx
9:41 PM GMT on October 08, 2012
I'll see if OGal or Gamma will post. I will send one of them a text or email.
Again thanks!
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101. Beachfoxx
9:40 PM GMT on October 08, 2012
Thanks everyone... I can't wait to get it done & to be free of pain.
Tomorrow I get a bone density test.
We fly out in 12 days, surgery on the 24th!
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100. pottery
6:57 PM GMT on October 08, 2012
Hey, Foxxy.

Will be thinking Good Thoughts for you from now until>>>>

All will be well, I'm sure.
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99. RobDaHood
12:20 PM GMT on October 08, 2012
Foxxy,
You've been such a great friend to lots of folks.
I'm quite sure that there will be many like myself and Angie, praying, sending good thoughts, wishing, and hoping that the procedure is 100 percent successful, giving you relief from pain and letting you resume all those activities on your list.

Will be looking forward to your speedy recovery!
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98. Ylee
6:28 AM GMT on October 08, 2012
BF, I pray that this procedure will eliminate the pain; three years' worth is a lot of misery.

I only ask that you have someone who's on both FB and WU to keep us informed here on WU, as several of us don't do FB.
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97. Beachfoxx
1:52 AM GMT on October 08, 2012
Hopefully, I will update everyone via FB as soon as possible after surgery.

Quoting Beachfoxx:
Less than 16 days...


Hi all...
Quick post.
I have been away from blogs since 2009 other than the oil spill....
The main reason? Ever since I was rear ended in 2009, Cayenne totaled, I have been in pain. Never having experienced nonstop pain I think I was in denial...
Refused to believe that the neck would not get well & pain go away.
I concede & admit that all the conservative treatment, PT, Pain Management, Massages, etc... Have not worked & the damage discs in my neck are not getting better & in fact may be worse...
So, in 16 days I will go under anesthesia for the first time in my life and will be having a 2 level ADR.
LETS HOPE the procedure works!!!!

Thought I'd let you guys know so you can pray, drink, joke or whatever you do for friends who are going to get their throat cut!!!!

Think kindly of me, please!!!!
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96. Beachfoxx
1:48 AM GMT on October 08, 2012
Less than 16 days...


Hi all...
Quick post.
I have been away from blogs since 2009 other than the oil spill....
The main reason? Ever since I was rear ended in 2009, Cayenne totaled, I have been in pain. Never having experienced nonstop pain I think I was in denial...
Refused to believe that the neck would not get well & pain go away.
I concede & admit that all the conservative treatment, PT, Pain Management, Massages, etc... Have not worked & the damage discs in my neck are not getting better & in fact may be worse...
So, in 16 days I will go under anesthesia for the first time in my life and will be having a 2 level ADR.
LETS HOPE the procedure works!!!!

Thought I'd let you guys know so you can pray, drink, joke or whatever you do for friends who are going to get their throat cut!!!!

Think kindly of me, please!!!!
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95. RobDaHood
4:25 PM GMT on October 03, 2012
Hey Foxxy!
What are you counting?
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94. Beachfoxx
4:21 PM GMT on October 03, 2012
Countdown
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93. Beachfoxx
4:20 PM GMT on October 03, 2012
Countdownr
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92. Beachfoxx
5:40 PM GMT on September 22, 2012
Congrat Spathy!!!
Hi Rob!!!

Check out our singing pilot! He is retired, we bumped into him last night while having dinner. %uD83D%uDE03

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl5A2j1mGXc&sns=em


Quoting spathy:
BTW
We just got a ..... um boat?
A small 14 footer that should be seaworthy when we finish all the things that need to be done.

I am sure it will float(reliably).
Its all the other responsible seaworthy things that need to be addressed.

So far it shouldn't require spending too much more to be able to take the boat out(and be safe) than the boat itself cost.

BTW
$200 cost with trailer.

Take care Beach.

The scarey end of season is upon us.
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89. RobDaHood
10:15 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Hey Foxxy!
Nice to see your smiling face!
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88. Beachfoxx
9:51 PM GMT on September 17, 2012
Geez, Shore, no one ever said you had to be smart to be on a boat! LOL
Quoting shoreacres:
Here's "the rest of the story" on that boat that took out the power lines. Not quite what I thought in the beginning. It wasn't poor anchoring, but poor decision-making. ;)

The bridge that connects Dauphin Island to the Alabama mainland has been washed out by water and debris, and it may be Friday before officials can start clearing the causeway, CNN affiliate WPMI reports.

On Wednesday, a boater had to be rescued from his sail boat because of the nasty conditions on the water. The abandoned ship still had its sails raised, and it floated down toward the Dauphin Island Bridge, where it hit a power line that pumps electricity to the island’s 1,200 residents.
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87. shoreacres
6:26 PM GMT on August 30, 2012
Here's "the rest of the story" on that boat that took out the power lines. Not quite what I thought in the beginning. It wasn't poor anchoring, but poor decision-making. ;)

The bridge that connects Dauphin Island to the Alabama mainland has been washed out by water and debris, and it may be Friday before officials can start clearing the causeway, CNN affiliate WPMI reports.

On Wednesday, a boater had to be rescued from his sail boat because of the nasty conditions on the water. The abandoned ship still had its sails raised, and it floated down toward the Dauphin Island Bridge, where it hit a power line that pumps electricity to the island’s 1,200 residents.
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86. palmettobug53
11:45 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Glad to hear it, Foxx.

Yeah, we're still watching westward.
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85. Beachfoxx
2:03 AM GMT on August 29, 2012
Hey everyone!! Thanks for checking... It's been very quite here. Had one Line come through about 7:00 ish. We expecting more surge and high tide in the a.m., but we are GOOD!

Keeping folks westward in our thoughts!
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84. LakeWorthFinn
12:55 AM GMT on August 29, 2012
{{{Foxx}}} stay safe m'friend!
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83. RobDaHood
11:37 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
Looks like you are about to get a band.
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82. palmettobug53
11:01 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
Hang in there!
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81. RobDaHood
10:58 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
Hey Sweetness!

Just popping in to check on you.
Will monitor.

Angie and I are thinking of you and my other friends who will be affected.
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80. shoreacres
10:38 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
Beach - just picked this up over on Doc M's blog. Interesting.

268. odinslightning 10:22 PM GMT on August 28, 2012

Quoting drs2008:
Is it possible that the oil spill or dispersment agents used may have had an impact on cyclogenesis.ie development of a double wall or they delay in strengthening ?

Maybe that is what i am smelling in the air?? or part of it...i have never smelled a trop storm that smelled like this....very chemical and smells....burned...


On the other hand, Skye asked about a sinkhole in the area - apparently there's something well-known in the neighborhood that isn't very pleasant. It's interesting to ponder, though.
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78. Beachfoxx
9:17 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
Could not sleep! Water is still rising but much slower it seems.
Quoting seflagamma:
good idea!
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77. seflagamma
8:23 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
good idea!
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76. Beachfoxx
8:12 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
I'm gonna grab a quick siesta, just in case things get crazy later!!! LoL
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75. Beachfoxx
8:11 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
Eek!!! Dangerous situation

We've got a sailor anchored, it was directly behind house but slipped anchorage this morning... So far it has not gotten too lose to any other boats or docks..and we Jane not had any serious wind!!!

I expect we may see some this evening as the dirty side skirts our coastline..maybe?

We have been lucky! Just some minor surge in the bay, a couple to 3 feet... Breezy possibly some gusts up to 30mph.

Thank you all for checking in... So far so good! Amazingly good!

Our thoughts are with everyone else....!

Quoting shoreacres:
Beachie ~ To prove your point, we have this twitter post:

Charles Daniel ‏@CharlesABC3340

Electric service has been interrupted to Dauphin Island after an unmanned sailboat came in contact with a power line near the bridge. #alwx


Good gosh.
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74. shoreacres
8:00 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
Beachie ~ To prove your point, we have this twitter post:

Charles Daniel ‏@CharlesABC3340

Electric service has been interrupted to Dauphin Island after an unmanned sailboat came in contact with a power line near the bridge. #alwx


Good gosh.
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73. seflagamma
7:23 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
Hey Donna,

I don't know why I forget to post here on your weather blog! I talk to you on FB and text! and see you on Dr Master's blog sometimes.


Now it is your turn to get the nasty side and it is NASTY!!!

I know you have done what you can... Good luck and I will look for your shout outs on FB or here from time to time to make sure you are ok.


and thanks for staying in touch me with over the past 2 days!

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72. masshysteria
2:24 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
(((Foxxy)))!

Thinking of you, Ally and all other Floridians and Gulf Coasters (especially NOLA) who have already been or those who may be effected by Hurricane Isaac. Hope this storm remains on the lesser side of a CAT 1, while now in the Gulf, and that enough preventative measures have been taken by everyone to remain safe from potential harm and damaging property effects. GOD BLESS!
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71. Beachfoxx
2:09 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
Thanks Rob!

Bug, they have anchors out too. But during strong storms I have seen the boats pull trees down when they tied off on them.
All is good here. Eerily quite, no wind, no rain, just grey skies.

Snake! Thankfully, we won't see worm poop floating on our streets!
hahahahaha
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70. Beachfoxx
2:08 PM GMT on August 28, 2012
Love you back! and thank you!!!
Quoting AllyBama:
{{love you!}}...thanks for helping me out on the blogs!
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69. AllyBama
3:20 AM GMT on August 28, 2012
{{love you!}}...thanks for helping me out on the blogs!
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68. palmettobug53
3:00 AM GMT on August 28, 2012
Check in tomorrow, as you can.

How long do you think those boats will hold, tied up to trees like that?

I'm no boater but that sho don't look secure!

LOL... 'so nervous I'm going to have a celery stick' ????

Anyone that does that has to be Abby Normal.

You have to eat junk food when you're nervous, everyone knows that!

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67. RTLSNK
11:54 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
{{{{{{{{{{FOXXY}}}}}}}}}}

Have been thinking about you.

Glad to see you are safe down there!

Rob said he wasn't having trouble with the water
under the Ark, he just needed to more careful
around feeding time with the cage doors. :)


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66. RobDaHood
10:47 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Pretty pic!

Take care my friend!
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65. Beachfoxx
10:24 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Here is a pic of a few of the boats who tied off the shore, with anchors and/or tied off on trees....

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64. Beachfoxx
10:23 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
LOL - Shore, I think I ate a whole bag of chips since yesterday! Normally a bag o chips takes at least a week or gets tossed because the chips have gone stale.
Quoting shoreacres:


ROFLMAO!!! Oh, Karen. I wish. I'm a nervous eater, and for more folks like me, those two-pound bags of Oreos are de rigeur for a hurricane. Also: pretzels, potato chips, Snickers bars, etc. Why is it that a disaster seems to require salt, fat and calories? I've never met a person who says, "Oh, I'm so nervous I'm going to have a celery stick!"
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63. Beachfoxx
10:21 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Hey Yogi - I think your canal may be where we found our boat! Be safe!! We had a few more boats drop anchor today, some successfully and some we are going to have to watch very closely if we get any winds. There's probably about 30 ou in the bayou and a few tied off on the shore.... some of them may be transients, but I suspect most are from Destin or the marina at BWB.
Quoting YogiNav:
Good stuff, Beach. Finished helping the folks (79 this year) tie up their boats yesterday. Too many newbies on the Villa Venice (just before Gulf Breeze) canals to tie/anchor in the middle - some of them even pulled up the extra hurricane pilings. So, extra lines all around. Forward to a remaining hurricane piling next door. Back to some new pilings and, of course, onshore to the three foot diameter live oaks. No big influx of "others" yet.
Lift all the way up for the little boat and tied side to side and fore/aft to the big pilings. All that effort should guarantee it won't be needed.

Watched a few boats head up East River, though there's a 45foot Express of some kind that seems to be anchored out in the middle of East Pensacola Bay (wide fetch, shallow water, what are they thinking?). Maybe they're just having breakfast.

Yogi (we'll fly the fortress flag after the storm passes ...)
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62. Beachfoxx
10:19 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Bug

I am laughing so hard! Thanks for that!!
Quoting palmettobug53:
Saw your post over at Shore's about going out and making faces at Isaac in hopes of scaring him away.

I got a better idea: I come down to your place and then go out as soon as I wake up the next morning. No coffee, no nothing. One look at my bed head and "don't speak to me until I speak first" face and he'll turn tail and run!

All joking aside, I am really worried about you folks.
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61. shoreacres
1:36 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Quoting SBKaren:
I would be a nervous wreck 'waiting' for a hurricane. I guess you'd get used to it like anything else, and might be good for the waistline......I'm not sure I could eat with the anticipation!!!


ROFLMAO!!! Oh, Karen. I wish. I'm a nervous eater, and for more folks like me, those two-pound bags of Oreos are de rigeur for a hurricane. Also: pretzels, potato chips, Snickers bars, etc. Why is it that a disaster seems to require salt, fat and calories? I've never met a person who says, "Oh, I'm so nervous I'm going to have a celery stick!"
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60. YogiNav
1:31 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Good stuff, Beach. Finished helping the folks (79 this year) tie up their boats yesterday. Too many newbies on the Villa Venice (just before Gulf Breeze) canals to tie/anchor in the middle - some of them even pulled up the extra hurricane pilings. So, extra lines all around. Forward to a remaining hurricane piling next door. Back to some new pilings and, of course, onshore to the three foot diameter live oaks. No big influx of "others" yet.
Lift all the way up for the little boat and tied side to side and fore/aft to the big pilings. All that effort should guarantee it won't be needed.

Watched a few boats head up East River, though there's a 45foot Express of some kind that seems to be anchored out in the middle of East Pensacola Bay (wide fetch, shallow water, what are they thinking?). Maybe they're just having breakfast.

Yogi (we'll fly the fortress flag after the storm passes ...)
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59. redagainPatti
12:37 PM GMT on August 27, 2012
Quoting palmettobug53:
Karen, you never get used to it. It's just as nerve wracking every time. At least, for me it is. I'm scared to death of the things.

Patti, I see there's evacs already ordered in AL, MS and LA. I hope you're not in those areas that have mandatory evacs going on.


I am over 200 miles INLAND - northern part of Mississippi ... but back in 2005 - that darling storm blew in with winds of 78 miles per hour, took down trees all over the place.. I had mess in the front yard and the back. Lost 60 feet of fence, and three trees... I have blogs of that time in here.. AT anyrate, I always watch all storms within the Gulf, no matter where they are heading.

My oldest daughter and her family are setting up with spare gas and food... and she is just south of Jackson. We take this storm and all storms, very seriously.

I have learned, you can not get too far inland away from those darn winds. And I do not want any member of my family south of I10 or anywhere, 100 miles of NO (New Orleans)... where my daddy's family is from. They all moved away from NO back in the 60's because it was too hard to get out with the lack of roads and the amount of people living down there.

I hope all that can, will just take a few days to stay up north from the coast. We had some bodies never ID after Katrina and 19 schools never reopened as that many homes were washed away along the coast of JUST Mississippi.

I will climb down off the soap box now... yall be safe!
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