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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. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,010 posts, 497 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    We're back!!

    Folks ... all our prayers were heard and answered. I mean ALL of them. The house is fine, the boats are fine, the vehicles are fine ... not a scratch on us!!!

    Cell signal and internet are spotty but usable for the most part. There's no power, and therefor no running water or AC, but our generator can handle the lights, fans, TV, and best of all: REFRIGERATION.

    Everyone's thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated. Ours remain with those who did not fare so well. Between Harvey and now Irma, it's just mind-numbing how so many have lost so much.
     


  2. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    303 posts, 114 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US New Bern, NC BSC
    Terrific news! Welcome home!!
     


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  3. Flamingo1

    Flamingo1

    Joined Nov 17, 2013
    141 posts, 7 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Scottsdale, AZ
    I have a friend with a boat in Clearwater Beach area and he reports the same - no damage to home or boat! This could have been so much worse for Florida.
     


  4. Track4ever

    Track4ever

    Joined Feb 14, 2017
    22 posts, 5 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Independence, MO Smithville Lake
    I am leaving Thursday for Fort Myers to help my son in-laws dad repair his home. I am thankful that you all made it through in good shape.
     


  5. SVMOONDANCE

    SVMOONDANCE

    Joined Aug 31, 2017
    46 posts, 22 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22
    US Tampa Tampa
    Glad to hear that everyone here so far has fared well during the storm. The keys haven't been so lucky. A lot of friends and people I know down there have lost everything they own. On another note, they're a strong community and will recover and rebuild. My parents house in Key Largo as far as I know has made it through and I'm thankful for that. I'd like to send out a prayer for those less fortunate. The sailing community is something I'm glad to now officially a part of and know we would give each other the shirts off our backs. If anybody needs anything just let me know and I'll do whatever I can to help. God bless and goodnight!
     


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  6. pclarksurf

    pclarksurf

    Joined Jul 13, 2015
    396 posts, 149 likes
    Catalina 22 #2552
    US Kennewick, WA
    Roger that @Gene Neill !!!

    Fantastic news, thanks for the update.
     


  7. BigEasy

    BigEasy

    Joined Jun 21, 2004
    675 posts, 91 likes
    Beneteau 343
    US Slidell, LA
    Great news Gene, glad that Irma didn't cause too much of a problem for you.
     


  8. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,010 posts, 497 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    If you are traveling I-175, DO NOT count on getting gas in the Gainesville/Ocala area! Most stations here have no power, and those that do have power only have gas intermittently. If you are lucky enough to find a station with power AND gas, there will be a line of cars out into the street - sometimes with a cop or store employee directing traffic, with a 30 minute wait, and no guarantee there will still be gas by the time you get to the pump.

    It's a mess.
     


  9. Track4ever

    Track4ever

    Joined Feb 14, 2017
    22 posts, 5 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Independence, MO Smithville Lake
    Thanks for the heads up Gene
     


  10. Richie50

    Richie50

    Joined Oct 4, 2010
    132 posts, 2 likes
    76 Catalina 22
    US Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, NY
    I believe there is an App for where there is gas and how many gallons they have. Came in very useful during Sandy in NY.
     


  11. Track4ever

    Track4ever

    Joined Feb 14, 2017
    22 posts, 5 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Independence, MO Smithville Lake
    Thanks, we are going to wait a few days to head down there.
     


  12. Rick Webb

    Rick Webb

    Joined Jun 2, 2004
    2,551 posts, 32 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida
    But is the Café Risqué open?

    [​IMG]
     


  13. Leeward Rail

    Leeward Rail

    Joined Mar 20, 2015
    1,209 posts, 182 likes
    Catalina 22 New Style
    CA Lake of the Woods
    Relieved to hear it. :)
    Considering how many people were devastated by this storm :( , it very good to hear good news.
     


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  14. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,010 posts, 497 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    LMAO!! I live right down the road from that place!! :laugh:


     


  15. T_Cat

    T_Cat

    Joined Aug 8, 2014
    286 posts, 48 likes
    Catalina 22 1987 New Design. Hull #14133 "LadyHawke"
    US Modesto CA Modesto CA
    yikes!
     


  16. ShotgunSlim

    ShotgunSlim

    Joined Dec 5, 2011
    442 posts, 72 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22 #13632
    US Phenix City, Al. Phenix City
    Then I'll be honking the horn every time I pass by on my way to see the family Gene. You live in a fantastically beautiful part of the state once you leave I-75 and start cutting back roads. I went to college in Lake City years ago and we used to wander all over on the weekends down there from the Rawlings house, to Keaton beach and every other interesting place we could find.
     


  17. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,010 posts, 497 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    Well don't just honk, Slim, stop by and say hello! I'm 2.9 miles off the interstate, one exit down from Micanopy. :)

    This area does have the most beautiful scenery in Florida, in my humble opinion. Only the most remote beaches and barrier islands on the gulf coast can even argue the point.
     


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