Hurricane help!!

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Hurricane help!!

Post by Bogieman » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:08 am

Hello all,

It looks like hurricane Florence is coming straight at us so I'm trying to figure out the best way to secure my boat. She is currently sitting on her basket / cradle under a tarp in my back yard. My thought is to fill her with water up to the scuppers. I can't fill her more than that because She doesn't have any lateral strength at the sheer level. What do you guys think? I'm open to any and all suggestions.

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Re: Hurricane help!!

Post by Jaysen » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:41 am

Hurricane tie downs for sheds from Lowe’s/Home Depot. Get four. Put two on each side as deep as you can get them. Cut 2x4 to sit between rails at the point a ratchet strap would cross the hull off attached to tied downs. Put ratchet strap over hull using hurricane tie downs as anchors.

You still have a few days. But don’t wait too long. ;).

Btw, here how Lil Bit hides from the yankee-canes (got to be Yankees... they are in a hurri).
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Re: Hurricane help!!

Post by jacquesmm » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:54 am

Straps etc.: yes but I also fill my small boats with water. If you have scuppers, fill with large water jugs.
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Re: Hurricane help!!

Post by Noles309 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:58 am

Yes on the water and straps. Iv'e done both when we lived in S FL.
Tie downs go quick with an approaching storm if they aren't gone already. Good luck!
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Re: Hurricane help!!

Post by Bogieman » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:03 am

Ok, thank you fellas. And good luck to you too, Jaysen.

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Re: Hurricane help!!

Post by Jaysen » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:29 am

I’m all set. Hearing back to CHS to watch the Yankees go nuts screaming like headless chickens expecting someone to make it all better. Less panic. More thoughtful action. Everything goes well. Dumb a$$es.

And least anyone forget... I lived in NY for 30 years. We just moved to the south knowing that hurricanes are part of the deal. Every rose has a thorn.
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Re: Hurricane help!!

Post by Jeff » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:52 pm

Jaysen/Bogie, you guys get ready as Florence appears to be getting stronger and might even be a Cat 4 at land fall!!! Thinking of you guys and stay in touch!! By the way, I agree with both straps and water!!!! Jeff

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Re: Hurricane help!!

Post by OrangeQuest » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:10 pm

You guys let us know how things go as soon as you are in the all clear please. I know there will be a lot of cleaning up to do but please take a few minutes to check in. You guys will be in my thoughts as I lay down to sleep the next few days. Hope all come out safe.

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Re: Hurricane help!!

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:53 pm

Bogieman wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:08 am
What do you guys think? I'm open to any and all suggestions.

Bogie
I'd tie down your boat, secure your house and leave.
This is going to be a very nasty hurricane...
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Re: Hurricane help!!

Post by fishgitr » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:19 pm

I am with AA..I am in Jacksonville Fl and if I can help please don’t hesitate to PM me.

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