MONDAY, OCTOBER 29/12

By: GRANDMANAN , 10:53 AM GMT on October 29, 2012

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Overcast, with some breaks in the cloud cover, the NE hasn't wavered a degree in directions for 48 hours, intensity gradually increasing with the sun rise, constant 35KPH with gusts to 45KPH. The barometer holding steady, rain to show up this evening.

SANDY living up to the hype this morning, appears she will be coming ashore in the New York area, storm surge the big concern. She is headed inland to the Great Lakes before swinging to the east, an event the will take the whole week to play out.

Rob back below decks, had a good weekend, Emily back in Lady DUNN, short communication arrival time appears the posse is once again together.

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5. chunks
11:56 PM GMT on October 29, 2012
Dear Rob:

I see you are getting some usual Grand Manan weather. We have a bit of wind, but really nothing we haven't seen before. The press have this storm so sensationalized that I expect to get blown over at any given moment. :)

Friend, Lee, in Rhode Island is getting pounded with 86 mph wind gusts. They have no power but she was all prepared with a generator. Neighbours tree came down across wires, but apparently the 'tree guys' are already out there getting rid of that and the hydro guys are sitting there waiting to fix the line.

Appears that the tall ship 'bounty' went down this afternoon, all rescued except one poor guy who didn't make it and the captain is also still missing. Why would a tall ship be out in that weather is beyond me.

Glad David is safe ashore. Too risky to be out in that sea.

So, hold on to your hat and give us an update whenever possible.

Word.
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4. GRANDMANAN
4:53 PM GMT on October 29, 2012
Afternoon David, must agree appears you will have an opportunity to get some of those Yes Dear projects under control. See on the MAINE COAST weather suggesting 19ft. swells for tomorrow, nothing changes till a swing in the wind on Thursday place to be is on land for sure.

Repairing a pin hole on the water dosen't give you much change for an oops, didn't think that would happen scenario.

Grey Zone price below $3 for the first time, information suggesting the catch is down, see quite a few traps coming home for a look over before they go in the water on 13 NOV. The season open at the head of the The Bay, quantity, but no quality seems to be the report and price also remains an issue. No forecast of what local price will be when season opens.

Stay dry.

ROB

Batten down
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3. GRANDMANAN
4:46 PM GMT on October 29, 2012
Afternoon Dar, Marsh seems a bit closer to your abode this noon, lots of easterly breeze pushing the water close to the road, no real problem just high tide, and fall easterly. SANDY a distance from here, if she wasn't in the area would think nothing out of the ordinary late fall weather. This thought may be revisited over the next couple of days, reports I am seeing appears you might get a better look at what is offered from SANDY than the Bay of Fundy.

Work at the Nursing Home moving along, still lots of cement being poured, on schedule to have some stick building start in early December, lets hope.

Hunker down, and stay dry.

ROB
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2. MarshviewDar
3:20 PM GMT on October 29, 2012
Niagara Falls, Ont. We had a rotten windy wet weekend and today, it is barely raining this morning but Sandy is supposed to
start here this evening. I will keep you posted.
Dar
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1. Justapluggin
11:46 AM GMT on October 29, 2012
Morning,
Not much to do but wait and see. Your weather is our weather, although the further east you go the less wind. I would call this week a big zero as for hauling time.

Emily off NL and driving back to Charlottetown. She left 2 days earlier then scheduled due to crossing concerns in the middle of the week. Rachel back in Philly, just in time as they have closed down public transportation.

Yesterday while onboard battening down the hatches for SANDY I found a pin hole in a brass thru hull fitting that was replaced 3 years ago. There was a small but steady stream of water going into the bilges. I was afraid to tackle the problem while in the water in that a small leak can get big really quick if the brass crumples. Presently the boat is on jack stands in the parking lot in Northeast Harbor. Only concern now is that it blows over.

Hang onto your hats and be glad we live on rock piles. A friend on the Outer Banks had a foot of water around his house and it was half tide and coming. He had pulled the plugs I am sure.
David
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