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hurricane harvey

Discussion in 'The Cherubini Hunters' started by blunt, Aug 25, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. blunt


    Joined Jul 27, 2015
    76 posts, 10 likes
    1980 hunter 33
    US Corpus christi
    well everyone keep your thoughts and prayers coming on us souls down here on the texas coast.doubled up on the dock lines,praying the old gal comes thru.

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  2. jviss


    Joined Feb 5, 2004
    2,595 posts, 256 likes
    Tartan 3800
    US Westport, MA
    Does your insurance cover a haul-out for hurricanes?

  3. BigEasy


    Joined Jun 21, 2004
    883 posts, 169 likes
    Beneteau 343
    US Slidell, LA
    Will definitely keep you in the prayers. I know what you guys are going through, first hand.
    You know the routine, multiple lines, chafe protection, lots of fenders, get the sails & bimini off the deck & down below. I was in Corpus about six years ago at the city docks looking at a boat for sale; beautiful place--but has big time exposure to wind and waves. Main thing is to protect yourself and family and get out of harms way. You cant fight a cat 3 storm. Take care and let us know how you make out.

  4. BigEasy


    Joined Jun 21, 2004
    883 posts, 169 likes
    Beneteau 343
    US Slidell, LA
    Just noted on latest advisory that Harvey is now a Cat 4 storm with sustained winds of over 130mph.
    Storm surge & wind damage will be severe if not catastrophic in the coastal areas. The storm is predicted to stall and diminish in intensity over southwest TX over the next several days; there will be massive amounts of flooding further inland from rainfall that is expected to be 20" or more in some areas. Places like San Antonio and the Hill Country, further North may have serious flooding from rivers & streams.
    That's one of the bad things about storms in the Gulf this time of year. It was a tropical storm yesterday AM and within 36 hours its a Cat 4 storm. In cases like this, you really don't have much time to tie up the boat, pickup things around the house, find a place to evacuate to and get on the road to your shelter of choice. Needless to say, most others are doing the same and the evacuation trip is arduous at best. Hope that all have heeded the warnings and have evacuated to a safer place.

  5. BlowMeAway


    Joined Nov 30, 2015
    909 posts, 404 likes
    Hunter 1978 H30 Cherubini
    US Cayuga Lake, Ithaca
    Also posted on another prayer and thoughts thread:

    Thoughts and prayers are for my childhood buddy and the entire Wilcox family in Houston. I communicated with them earlier today and this is the text response he sent:

    "Locked and loaded! Got the power covered and the Ark is standing by if needed! Praying that the forecasted rain falls gradually over the 5 days."

    He then sent me these photos.


  6. Roland5048


    Joined May 12, 2004
    1,024 posts, 287 likes
    Hunter Cherubini 30
    US New Port Richey
    Tie 'er down and get the hell out of there. Don't risk your lives. God speed to all. Be safe.

  7. shemandr


    Joined Jan 1, 2006
    3,425 posts, 530 likes
    Marblehead Skiff 14'
    US Greenport, NY
    Best to you all down there. Tough forecast. When Isabella hit the NE with extreme rains, towns in upstate NY and Vermont were devastated. Don't underestimate the rain. For the storm Isabella the flooding from rain was way more destructive than from wind or storm surge.

  8. JamesG161


    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    2,744 posts, 751 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    I just saw a video of the Boat storage building in Rockport , TX. Totaled!!
    Some boat may have survived.

    Trivia: Boats on the hard in coastal Katrina... Disappeared. Boat that survived were not in a Marina but afloat with proper grounding tackle deployed. Many survived that were back bay or up a river to avoid the huge surge.


  9. Jim 5757

    Jim 5757

    Joined Jun 19, 2004
    334 posts, 25 likes
    Morgan M28 O/I
    US Ocean Gate, NJ
    Same thing happened here in NJ during Sandy storm. Those boats that were pulled floated away and sank all over the bay. We were tied snug in our slip and got nary a scratch. It was very close though...3 powerboats were piled up on the dock just inches from our bow.

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  10. blunt


    Joined Jul 27, 2015
    76 posts, 10 likes
    1980 hunter 33
    US Corpus christi
    we made it.power back on here at the house.understand that the boat has made it through.she took on some water how much not sure.

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  11. jssailem


    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,571 posts, 1,867 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Very good news Blunt.
    Stay safe.

  12. BigEasy


    Joined Jun 21, 2004
    883 posts, 169 likes
    Beneteau 343
    US Slidell, LA
    Glad to here you are well. Looks like a mess down there and I know that the pictures don't come close to showing the devastation. Hope the "old gal" pulls thru OK. I know that you guys are overwhelmed right now; however, when things get back to normal, give us an update. God Bless.