Good luck to all our friends and members in Irma's path and keep us posted.
Same here in Boynton Beach, we have so many boats that do not move, many owners from out of town, others clueless. Big decisions by Tomorrow afternoon
Chris, obviously my location only presents tornadoes, floods and earthquake threats so put that background on the scale opposite this advice. Do the best you can for possessions and then spend strategy and time on you and loved ones. Among other things Mother Nature if fickle and your guess will only be that and preparation will help increase your chances.
Good luck to all,
According to the future forecast points, the eye will be passing over my location on Sunday afternoon. This is not good. I can't even to begin to get my head around the destruction that will occur. I only hope that I will be able to send an update.
Chris Wickersham said:
I would go to Jax if I were you.
Get out! Tied down, and shag @$$ as fast as you can, as far North as you can. Having just been through the effects of Harvey here in Houston, I will never allow my family to stay ever again. At the first sign of impact, we're packing up and getting them out.
I'll be thinking of all the CCCC Members in the Florida area. Y'all stay safe and remember boats can be replaced, lives can't.
Chris Wickersham said:
What would you do? I am having difficulty deciding.
well this is the first time that I have sit down and type and I am fading fast. Moved Malabu II over two slips that was set up for the owners SF, double pilings even with the front post and additional pilings. .. My 15' tender got partially swamped 2 weeks ago, got all the electric replaced yesterday and could not get it o Idle today fortunately I borrowed a kids bass tracker and got all the lines adjusted. I am more concerned with other boats crashing in to me as a lot were not addressed. A tender is a MUST, well time to go cut down awnings. wish me luck!
Byron......Oh my phone was stolen out of my truck yesterday major bummer
The track has changed to the west. The eye will probably not hit Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties, which is good but it will put us on the dirty side of the storm. Not good.
I tied my 38 Chris Connie up in my slip at Marina Bay 25 years ago waiting for Andrew. I began to think that if the windows were breached, the rain might over power the pumps. That is realistically assuming that the marina would loose power and the pumps would only be powered by the batteries.
I the did something I had never done before and it caused me considerable anxiety: I started my reliable Onan 6.5 MCCK to power the battery charger, closed up the boat and left for a friend's house. I left the boat with the generator running! That was against everything I had learned.
The next day I came back and there was the Onan purring away just like I left it. The unusual circumstances brought about by this survival situation may have people thinking and doing things they had never done before.
Good luck Byron & Chris and everyone else in Irma's path. It will be a stressful couple of days but we will prevail.