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Florida Catalina owners hurricane plans?

Discussion in 'Catalina 22' started by SVMOONDANCE, Sep 9, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. SVMOONDANCE

    SVMOONDANCE

    Joined Aug 31, 2017
    31 posts, 13 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22
    US Tampa Tampa
    Just curious what my fellow owners in Florida are doing to secure and safeguard their vessels from this ******* storm? I currently have very limited storage area here in Tampa and am stuck parking my boat next to 4 oak trees that haven't seen a serious storm like this in a few years.
     


  2. seadaddler

    seadaddler

    Joined Dec 19, 2006
    5,016 posts, 77 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Punta Gorda
    Most friends have no choice with their boats in water at their docks and have many extra lines fenders boards and some even tie in middle of canal.
    Most have Mandatory Evacuations and have already left for safer locations and my. Sailboat
    Is tied at dock as best we can and all we can do is hope for the best but most important is stay Safe with storm only just starting to march up through Florida.
    Nick
     


  3. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    253 posts, 91 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    ah, a bit late mate IMO, (I would have evac'd w/boat), but at this stage, were I in your shoes, I'd strap it down to the trailer with mast down, tie all that off to your oak trees if no open ground nearby (not ideal), hope your trees don't topple over on it, and head to a shelter. If you're in a surge area, afraid you may be SOL....stay safe, the boat can be replaced, you can't....and you're going to suffer the brunt of it from all indications....
     


    Last edited: Sep 10, 2017
  4. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    1,915 posts, 438 likes
    Catalina 22, Albin Vega 27
    US central Florida
    The boats are strapped down on their trailers, tires flattened, mooring lines run out to trees, phone poles, etc. The Vega's mast is up, sadly, but she is snugged up beside the house in what will be the leeward side during the worst of it. 60-80 mph is all we're forecasted to get here. I'm more worried about this flimsy old doublewide than the boats, honestly.

    We view our trees as a mixed bag. If the house survives, we will have the trees to thank. If the house is destroyed, it will likely be the trees that cause it. But the boats are out of reach of any big ones likely to fall.

    @SVMOONDANCE, what species are your oaks? If they're live oaks, you're fortunate to have them. Mine are mostly laurel oaks ... aka widowmakers ...
     


  5. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,179 posts, 170 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA Lake of the Woods
    I wish you guys all the luck you can get. :(
     


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  6. SVMOONDANCE

    SVMOONDANCE

    Joined Aug 31, 2017
    31 posts, 13 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22
    US Tampa Tampa
    Unfortunately they're Laurels!
     


  7. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    253 posts, 91 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    Gene, we hauled and put on the hard on high ground early last week when it was still forcasted possible for our area, no issues here now obviously, unless Jose changes course...one thing we do here with multiple adjacent boats is tie the boats & trailers together for more stability....just a thought, since you have two there....fwiw...

    Be safe, prayin' for you guys, boats & house!

    Ron
     


    Last edited: Sep 10, 2017
  8. SVMOONDANCE

    SVMOONDANCE

    Joined Aug 31, 2017
    31 posts, 13 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22
    US Tampa Tampa
    I was up in Omaha when word came that Irma was coming at us. We only had 2 days to get prepared. I got lucky that I was able to get real plywood and not OSB like a lot of others here are putting up on their houses. I've got the boat strapped to the trailer and two anchors in the ground off each end of the boat. Just going to have to keep our fingers crossed that these Laurel oaks hold fast!
     


  9. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    1,915 posts, 438 likes
    Catalina 22, Albin Vega 27
    US central Florida
    Time to go. We're buggin out. Godspeed all.
     


  10. pclarksurf

    pclarksurf

    Joined Jul 13, 2015
    388 posts, 140 likes
    Catalina 22 #2552
    US Kennewick, WA
    Be safe Gene and everyone in the path -- crossing our fingers for y'all.
     


  11. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    253 posts, 91 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    ditto!
     


  12. CaptDon01

    CaptDon01

    Joined Nov 19, 2008
    2,087 posts, 133 likes
    Catalina C-22 MK-II
    US Parrish, FL Parrish, FL
    Removed the electronics and cushions, threw several more lines to secure the mast, but unfortunately, fully expect we will lose the boat and RV by tomorrow morning. Friend evacuated before we had a chance to pull the outboard off the boat in the canal behind his house. Seriously doubt his boat will survive either.
    Don

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  13. little breeze

    little breeze

    Joined Jan 23, 2015
    57 posts, 7 likes
    catalina catalina22
    US Trailer
    All Floridians are in my prayers good luck all
     


  14. Hardhead

    Hardhead

    Joined Apr 11, 2017
    46 posts, 14 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22
    US Southern MD Solomon's Island
    Everybody okay?
     


  15. SVMOONDANCE

    SVMOONDANCE

    Joined Aug 31, 2017
    31 posts, 13 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22
    US Tampa Tampa
    All is well that ends well! Everything faired fine at my house no damage to anything, just waiting for power to be restored.
     


  16. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    253 posts, 91 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    Excellent!!!
     


  17. CaptDon01

    CaptDon01

    Joined Nov 19, 2008
    2,087 posts, 133 likes
    Catalina C-22 MK-II
    US Parrish, FL Parrish, FL
    Never thought I would see our C-22 or our RV again, but when the storm turned east after hitting Ft Myers it was a HUGE relief for us. Worst thing we experienced was about 12 hours without power. We were very lucky!

    Don
     


  18. LakeShark

    LakeShark

    Joined Sep 15, 2016
    180 posts, 35 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Minnesota Minnesota
    That's awesome news @CaptDon01 I was heart broken at the thought of your loosing your entire rig. Perhaps some day we will even sail togather. Truly this was a answer to prayer for all our southern sailors! Anyone know how @Gene Neill faired?
     


  19. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    253 posts, 91 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    wonderful news! likewise, anxiously waiting to hear from Gene...
     


  20. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,179 posts, 170 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA Lake of the Woods
    Ditto.
     



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