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polaris
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Protecting charter boats?
      #1743108 - 09/06/17 12:27 PM (71.244.231.169)

While praying for the people on BVI to be safe, am wondering what all the charter companies have done to "save the boats?" Is there room to move them to hurricane holes? Can they keep them safe in their own harbors? Without floating docks can they protect from surge?

I remember when TTM Belize actually lost crew while trying to move boats ahead of a storm.

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hallucination
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Re: Protecting charter boats? [Re: polaris]
      #1743113 - 09/06/17 12:48 PM (71.121.163.73)

Most of the pilings on floating docks are under 6ft. then they are "boats" often teatherd to holding anchors....not good. Majority run to hurricane holes. very few get on the hard.

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EllenS
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Re: Protecting charter boats? [Re: polaris]
      #1743114 - 09/06/17 12:51 PM (98.101.85.2)

I know our boat with Marine Max can either be on land, in hurricane hole or tied up in their marina. They were done several days ago. I'm not sure about protection or what will happen. Things can always be replaced. Wondering how our friends are holding up...

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GeorgeC1
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Re: Protecting charter boats? [Re: polaris]
      #1743115 - 09/06/17 12:53 PM (108.213.0.118)

I don't think there are any givens for a storm of this size. All we can do is wait and see.
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Re: Protecting charter boats? [Re: polaris]
      #1743117 - 09/06/17 12:53 PM (81.132.68.180)

Nolan... Most of them are moved to Paraquita Bay. Someone posted a link in an earlier post to the arrangements for each of the companies.

This is the first time I am truly glad I no longer own a boat in the BVI.

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Will_L
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Re: Protecting charter boats? [Re: polaris]
      #1743119 - 09/06/17 12:55 PM (67.45.113.159)

There will be a lot of losses. The sheer numbers of boats preclude getting them all in the safest shelters like paraquita bay. For a " normal" storm the south side of Tortola/ Virgin Gorda would be protected. Unfortunately the eyeball swallowed up Virgin Gorda and a good part of Tortola meaning they will be getting those 225 mph winds on north side wall..and then 140 from the south with the surge that brings. There will be tremendous losses I would bet. And those on the hard are likely not secured for eyewall velocity of this storm.

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StormJib
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Re: Protecting charter boats? [Re: polaris]
      #1743131 - 09/06/17 01:42 PM (71.224.66.174)

Great effort and great planning going back to Charlie Cary and 1973. There simply is not enough time, manpower, line, and spaces to protect the boats against surge and wave action. The only chance to survive the combinations of surge and wave actions is large space and many long lines. As soon as the boats are exposed to surf like wave action cleats, winches pull out and all kinds of gear busts. The boats end up piled up like dominoes. You can already see examples from St. Martin.

None of the bareboats come equipped for storm preparations.


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tradewinds
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Re: Protecting charter boats? [Re: Will_L]
      #1743135 - 09/06/17 01:51 PM (99.82.249.196)

The first photos from Paraquita Bay are sickening. The boats are piled up on each other.

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Re: Protecting charter boats? [Re: tradewinds]
      #1743137 - 09/06/17 02:00 PM (71.224.66.174)

Quote:

tradewinds said:
The first photos from Paraquita Bay are sickening. The boats are piled up on each other.




There should not be any surge on there yet? Here is the 2017 seating chart. Those are supposed to be the lucky boats to keep the industry open until the insurance companies, banks, and builders catch up?


http://www.bvimarineassociation.com/downloads/1607PARAQUITA%20BASE%20PLAN%2026%20Jun17.pdf

Edited by StormJib (09/06/17 02:03 PM)


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onlymedication
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Re: Protecting charter boats? [Re: tradewinds]
      #1743138 - 09/06/17 02:02 PM (108.12.183.90)

Quote:

tradewinds said:
The first photos from Paraquita Bay are sickening. The boats are piled up on each other.




link or source? thanks


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