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Hurricane Omar

 
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saltysally



Joined: 23 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:45 am    Post subject: Hurricane Omar Reply with quote

Got lucky only busted about 2' of rub rail. My fault, underestimated Omar
The reports originally were saying tropical storm, then category 1
It seems as if catagory 3 was mentioned just before the storm ran over The US Virgin islands.
Many boats lost and destroyed. Fines also starting soon for debris removal.
A reminder not to be so brave and non chalant

Now if I'll just listen to my own good advice LOL
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Mr.Grimm



Joined: 11 Feb 2008
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:16 pm    Post subject: Own Good . . . advice Reply with quote

Not sure what advice you gave yourself but if you can't follow your own, follow that of others. One that comes to mind is, "Never underestimate mother nature." Tropical storms are a type of cyclone and I for one would not mess around with my boat nor life. Even at Category 1 they have lots of power (winds 74 to 95 MPH & 4 to 5 foot storm surges)

Here a couple of links for anyone out there looking to follow some advice:

Thanks to LSU Extension for this one:
http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/community/disaster_resilient_communities/Protect+Your+Boat+During+Hurricane+Season.htm

BoatSafe for this one:
http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/61798tip2.htm

and the U.S.C.G. for this one:
http://www.uscgboating.org/waypoints/archived/jul07/art8_learn.htm

Read up and take your safety into your own hands. The saying about, "live and learn" only applies if you live through and Not everyone lives through these things. LOL-not
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