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False storm weather alarm in NW (Read 317 times)
Oct 17th, 2016 at 4:45am

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What a freaking false weather alarm we had over the weekend. They've been warning us all week we were to have blackouts and the worse wind storm in 10 years.... what wind storm??? I've seen at least ten worse ones in the last five years alone!

So Scott, what did you sail boater's do about your boats getting ready for the so-called storm? How do they go about protecting their boats?

The stores made out like bandits selling lots of batteries, food supplies, generators etc. I was already prepared as I can survive 4-6 weeks with no electricity... just like Alan can... Only Alan is much more prepared... he can go months.


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Reply #1 - Oct 19th, 2016 at 8:25am

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The boats are generally pretty well protected in the Everett marina from the water and any waves. Descent practice with dock lines go a long ways. Spring lines are pretty standard given our large tides so there is generally no damage because of boats moving.

The damage tends to be because of winds. Especially sailboats. Any canvas will flap if not properly secured. Same with blue tarps folks use to cover boats. They go fast! LOL!

Back to sailboats. Folks with roller furling will have issues if not properly furled and secured. Any slack in the lines or looseness in the furl will result in a shredded jib.

Almost every wind storm results in a sailor or two in our marina losing the jib.

However proper care and even that is a none issue. I've had many boats in this marina for better than 20 years. Ranging in size of 22 feet to 40 feet. All sail and all with roller furling minus a 28 foot race sailboat we used to have. Never once have I had an issue with the jibs and wind in the marina.

We did go down Sunday and confirm Destiny was well, and she was!

As Jack stated, the storm was over sold in our area.
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