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  • Mark S
    Senior Member
    • Sep 2008
    • 421

    #16
    What Hanley said if you stay in the water. We went up the river yesterday and hauled out at the yard this morning. There are no slips in Marblehead Harbor and that's no place to be anyway. The slips at Palmer Cove in Salem are all being hauled today or tomorrow. We expect a ten foot surge which, on our mooring in Salem Harbor, will either pull the bow under or lift the block. Due to a family illness, we have gone out sailing only twice since we got back from Maine five weeks ago, so we decided to convert the rest of the sailing season to maintenance and haul early.

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    • Mo
      Afourian MVP
      • Jun 2007
      • 4519

      #17
      Mark,
      Sorry to hear of the family illness as they take their toll. Good to hear you hauled her out and that is less worry. All the best.
      Mo

      "Odyssey"
      1976 C&C 30 MKI

      The pessimist complains about the wind.
      The optimist expects it to change.
      The realist adjusts the sails.
      ...Sir William Arthur Ward.

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      • H3LlIoN
        Senior Member
        • Jun 2011
        • 156

        #18
        Riding it out in the slip. Got her "battened down" tonight. Going to go until morning, and then make a decision then as to whether to stay or high tail it out. Where we are, I can increase my elevation in less than an 1/8th of a mile, so I feel relatively confident that I can get out in a hurry. I'll keep you guys posted. Everyone stay safe.
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        • sastanley
          Afourian MVP
          • Sep 2008
          • 7034

          #19
          H3, you too...as much as I love my boat..it is replaceable.

          Stay safe!
          -Shawn
          "Holiday" - '89 Alura 35 #109
          "Twice Around" - '77 C-30, #511 with original A-4 & MMI manifold - SOLD! (no longer a two boat owner!!)
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          • Mark S
            Senior Member
            • Sep 2008
            • 421

            #20
            Thanks, Mo. Not to whine about it, but it has put a damper on the summer. Gave us an excuse to wimp out on Irene, though.

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            • Mo
              Afourian MVP
              • Jun 2007
              • 4519

              #21
              All the best.

              Hey Mark,

              No worries Mark, everyone has to go through it....no one escapes it. All you can do is deal with it all best you can. Irene will pass fast, family is more important. I think you made a sound decision.

              All the best.
              Mo

              "Odyssey"
              1976 C&C 30 MKI

              The pessimist complains about the wind.
              The optimist expects it to change.
              The realist adjusts the sails.
              ...Sir William Arthur Ward.

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              • H3LlIoN
                Senior Member
                • Jun 2011
                • 156

                #22
                We both survived, all is well with Skimmer. Only had to adjust the lines once. Power is out all over town...will update with pics once computer goes back online. It was a helluva' ride, and we both enjoyed it to the fullest! I hope everyone else here made out as well as we did.
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                • TomG
                  Afourian MVP Emeritus
                  • Nov 2010
                  • 658

                  #23
                  I've always been impressed with people who will "ride out the storm" on purpose. These are the same people who jump off the rock at Acapulco or BASE jump or some such.

                  As a professional risk manager, there are just too many variables and too many ways for a trip through a hurricane to end badly for me to knowingly ride one out.

                  Besides, if I got swept away, my A-4 would probably survive, but I most likely would not. I have gained too much A-4 knowledge this past year to let that happen. It's just not fair to the rest of mankind.

                  Watch the hurricane on the Weather Channel, not out your porthole, that's what I'm tawkin' 'bout.
                  Tom
                  "Patina"
                  1977 Tartan 30
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                  • H3LlIoN
                    Senior Member
                    • Jun 2011
                    • 156

                    #24
                    Funny you mention....We are both skydivers that work at a DZ. No BASE yet though...not enough jobs.

                    As for the rest....I think being a risk manager is truly the scary thing! I don't think I'd like living my life constantly calculating and assessing the risks of everything.
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                    • Bold Rascal
                      Senior Member
                      • Mar 2011
                      • 311

                      #25
                      No thanks, I love my couch

                      I saw enough news video on sunday of boats either anchorred or at a mooring getting pounded. Can't imagine ANYONE voluntarily subjecting themselves to that kind of punishment for hours on end and, without a safe way out..

                      Glad you decided to slip up.

                      For myself, There's a spool of 5/8" (5000lb) braided nylon line on my shopping list.
                      Mike, Slower-Lower Eastern shore, MD
                      1973 Pearson 33
                      1967 Bristol 27
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                      • ILikeRust
                        Afourian MVP
                        • Sep 2010
                        • 2212

                        #26
                        Ha!

                        I voluntarily jumped out of an airplane about 85 times for sport, back when I was indestructible (i.e., 19-20 years old).

                        Then real life took over and I haven't made a jump for 25 years.

                        I still have my jumpsuit, helmet, altimeter and log book, though.
                        - Bill T.
                        - Richmond, VA

                        Relentless pursuer of lost causes

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                        • H3LlIoN
                          Senior Member
                          • Jun 2011
                          • 156

                          #27
                          Benny and I both skydive as well as work at a DZ. ILikeRust....if you used to jump here, you've no doubt heard of Skydive the Point (would have been peninsula skydivers back then.) This is where we work and play.
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                          • ILikeRust
                            Afourian MVP
                            • Sep 2010
                            • 2212

                            #28
                            I did all my jumps up in Hazleton, PA with Guinness Book of World Records cover boy Don Kellner and the Northeast Pennsylvania Ripcords.

                            Of course, that was back before Don hit 10,000 jumps. He's up over 40,000 now.
                            - Bill T.
                            - Richmond, VA

                            Relentless pursuer of lost causes

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                            • H3LlIoN
                              Senior Member
                              • Jun 2011
                              • 156

                              #29
                              Originally posted by ILikeRust View Post
                              I did all my jumps up in Hazleton, PA with Guinness Book of World Records cover boy Don Kellner and the Northeast Pennsylvania Ripcords.

                              Of course, that was back before Don hit 10,000 jumps. He's up over 40,000 now.
                              We jump with Carol Clay...most time in freefall of any woman in the world, and #4 if you include men.
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                              • ILikeRust
                                Afourian MVP
                                • Sep 2010
                                • 2212

                                #30
                                I just looked up your DZ - I drive right through West Point every time I visit my boat.

                                And come to think of it, there was one time when I saw a couple parachutes in the air. I was wondering about that. Didn't know there was an airport out there. Must make for some very pretty rides down, with the rivers and everything there. Also makes it more important to get a good spot and make it back to the airport! Where I jumped, if you missed the airport, the worst thing you had to look out for was a bunch of big trees and a couple roads. In West Point, you could find yourself floating down (or under!) the York River...
                                - Bill T.
                                - Richmond, VA

                                Relentless pursuer of lost causes

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