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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:33 pm 
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I tied my boat up the beach as far as I could get it on Sunday night. In Brooklyn, 12 foot storm surge.
Today I went to the marina hoping to find it, but the beach was empty. 3 boats completely gone. The whole marina had been underwater. Then I spied a mast poking out behind a boat on a dock 300 yards away. It was my boat.

Marina denizens told me they saw it floating around in the parking lot last night, then it got completely airborne, then it circumnavigated the marina out in the bay and came back in and wedged itself up against the docks.

Basically completely uninjured: this is the perfect boat. Sandy-proof.

( :oops: and as far as I can tell it didn't hurt any other boats on its journey)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:34 pm 
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It carried a cinder block chained to the dolphin striker the whole way.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:51 pm 
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Awesome it survived!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:04 pm 
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Great story with a happy ending. Tell me more about the airborne part!?!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:28 am 
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Jennings Beach, Fairfield, along with much of the CBD of Fairfield CT, took a big hit. (CBC Radio report, this morning's news) I cannot reach Brian, likely because the power is out for 60,000 residents in Fairfield, and will be out for days.

Be safe and dry,

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:10 am 
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This H16 didn't fare so well.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:41 am 
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I walked down to my beach at the first high tide of the surge. A Hobie 16 and 17 Sport were being slammed by waves into the dunes. The 16 was upside down without its mast (mast was up prior to storm). The trapseat wings on the 17 were ripped off. Further down the beach three 16's were crashing into each other as the waves pounded the beach. I just don't get why people won't move their boats.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:01 am 
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sunvista wrote:
I just don't get why people won't move their boats.


My guess would be they were either more concerned about securing high priority things like their houses or they simply could not make it to the coast to get to their boat. Which would take a higher priority with you, an $3,000 boat or a $XXX,000 house?

Where I live in NJ, full sections of board walk were washed 1/2 a mile inland and every home within that zone suffered extensive water damage. Bayfront houses were completely destroyed.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:32 am 
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This picture of a flying Hobie Cat was from an earlier storm:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:47 am 
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srm wrote:
Which would take a higher priority with you, an $3,000 boat or a $XXX,000 house?
Sandy put two feet of water in my garage but I still got my boat off the beach. The problem with not securing your boat is that it will end up inside someone's $XXX,000 house.


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