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Our 2003 C310!

JRT

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Feb 14, 2017
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Catalina 310 211 Lake Guntersville, AL
@marchem My boat is freshwater, I've seen no real zinc deterioration in any of them. The slings is how they haul out and then place on trailer to move to maintenance area away from water.
 
Nov 16, 2012
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Catalina 310, 2000, #31 Santa Cruz
@marchem My boat is freshwater, I've seen no real zinc deterioration in any of them. The slings is how they haul out and then place on trailer to move to maintenance area away from water.
You’re lucky! We’re in a hot harbor that eats zincs like candy.

As long as the slings miss the paddle wheel no problem, but it could be a problem if it’s covered. At least that’s the recommendation here.
 
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JRT

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Feb 14, 2017
1,832
Catalina 310 211 Lake Guntersville, AL
Well had an exciting August down here. A micro burst storm hit the marina and half the docks broke free and drifted into the center. Minor cosmetic damage from what I was told and luckily RoseLeigh was on the docks that didn't break free and was outside the area that hit.

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JRT

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Feb 14, 2017
1,832
Catalina 310 211 Lake Guntersville, AL
It took a week to get everything fixed but the marina is back to normal with some repairs still in the works. We did make it out last weekend so have managed to sail every month so far in 2020.
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Oct 22, 2014
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CAL 35 Cruiser moored EVERETT WA
Wow JRT. Who knew a microburst storm could be so destructive. Just wondering are you on Guntersville lake. Looks to be the largest in your immediate area.
 

JRT

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Feb 14, 2017
1,832
Catalina 310 211 Lake Guntersville, AL
Yes we are on Lake Guntersville, it is a nice big lake area to sail that is the good news, the bad is the surrounding hils create a lot of weird wind patterns and they change direction all the time.

I think they were lucky in the way dock C broke lose an pushed into Dock B. The marine guys took the time untangling the boats after the storm and moved several to keep the damage to a minimum till the C docks could be pulled away, which was 4 days later. There is some debate on what the storm was, there was no recording and some think it could have been a tornado.
 

Tom J

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Sep 30, 2008
1,670
Catalina 310 Quincy, MA
You’re lucky! We’re in a hot harbor that eats zincs like candy.

As long as the slings miss the paddle wheel no problem, but it could be a problem if it’s covered. At least that’s the recommendation here.
Definitely avoid covering the paddle wheel with a sling, but mine was covered once by a sling during haul out, but the half round projections on either side of the paddle wheel protected it, so no damage done.
 

Tom J

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Sep 30, 2008
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Catalina 310 Quincy, MA
Well had an exciting August down here. A micro burst storm hit the marina and half the docks broke free and drifted into the center. Minor cosmetic damage from what I was told and luckily RoseLeigh was on the docks that didn't break free and was outside the area that hit.

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A micro burst can be a scary thing. We were on a mooring at Cuttyhunk Island in MA a few years ago when a micro burst hit. Winds were recorded at 88 mph. All the moorings in the harbor held, but a few boats anchored in the Bay were pushed up onto the beach. The noise from the wind was incredible. Up until then, the highest wind we had seen on Andante was 60 mph.
 
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