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Says it all. Thursday and Friday

Really? Oh come on. The 10 inches of rain yesterday and broken lift wasn’t enough? Falling through the dock with a board missing putting on a boat cover. And now a GD Hurricane heading to the fleet. WTF! Really? I mean I have been hammering away about Port Huron for over a dam year, and THIS is the weekend the bitch Florence decides. Hey, why not come to Virginia. It’s all those Sunnyland jokes isn’t it?

Three on their merry way

And I have to make the call tonight. Hotel 48 hr notice. Hey, it’s not even the boating. Its all… ALL our pals and fellow Woody Boaters. IN MICHIGAN! This was gonna be the Last gasp. Now I need to make sure I have gas… For the generator. And chances are????? She may miss us. Or Not, but by then its too late. I will have prepped the house, taken all the boats out. Strapped down Sweet Pea. And all this while I could be Boating The Blue, instead of the Grey..

The tide came up another 6 inches from this photo.

How it normally looks at high tide

So today is all Drama. Am I going? Or not? I am watching the weather channel watching that bitch just swirl around. Heading to ME!

Boat lift switch DEAD! I want to cry.

26 replies
  1. mahoganymadness
    mahoganymadness says:

    They don’t call them the great lakes for nothing….Salt free..Shark free and best of all Hurricane proof!!!…hope it avoids you!!

  2. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    The brunt of it should be well south of you. Just bring the boats inland and hit the road. Worst case scenario, wouldn’t you rather be in Michigan worrying about your stuff than in the center of a major hurricane worrying about your survival?

    • Bert Harris
      Bert Harris says:

      Don’t know about well south, but south for sure. And south isn’t where you want an approaching storm to be.

      My wife Kathy and I have decided not to take the trip north so as not to be on the roads and hog a hotel room that some evacuees may need. Unfortunately we must be back home on Tuesday for business. I feel for anyone in your area Matt. Moore’s Marine is going to be a direct hit and anyone on the north side too. Good luck and God bless. If I can help in anyway just ask.

  3. Mark
    Mark says:

    Yeah so us bean eaters up in the northeast have bad luck so it just might turn right and head up our way.

    I better get more beans on the way home tonight just in case.

    Was that a duck call I just heard ?

    • Tuobanur
      Tuobanur says:

      Yep, the media says it’s headed for me in the SC, WTF, I’m guessing it’s so big it’s just going to wipe out the whole east coast.

  4. Rick
    Rick says:

    Hope you didn’t get hurt falling through the dock. Doesn’t look like an easy job getting your boats onto trailers at this point. I’m north of you but I still put Panther in a safe place and stashed a couple of cans of fuel for the generator, (can always use it in the cars). Next problem is do I take possession of my new boat on Wednesday or tell the dealer to hold it? Florence is definitely not welcome here as many are still raising houses after Sandy.

  5. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    Do be careful with the electrical on your flooded docks for the lifts. Even PVC conduit properly glued can have water get inside through a loose coupling and cause hazardous conditions. Water (especially salt or brackish water) can create strange paths for electrical leakage. You don’t want the water becoming “energized”. Hopefully, all your lift circuits are on Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters.

  6. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    I think I’d haul out and head towards Port Huron but I understand you hate to leave the area with that storm coming. Might they send out evac notice anyway? Tough decisions, either way may good luck find you.

  7. Jim Dunn
    Jim Dunn says:

    Be safe but remember that the worst place to be is on the N.E. side of a hurricane. 60 years of Florida storms has finally drilled that lesson into my head.

  8. Rob Attfield
    Rob Attfield says:

    Sorry to hear about the potentially dangerous weather event. May the Force be with you.
    This is probably not the best time to mention this, but our excessive use of fossil fuels is a contributing factor to global warming and these “over the top” hurricanes. I just sold my boat for that reason.

  9. Tom
    Tom says:

    Wheeling WV where the Vintage Race Boat Regatta was held a week ago is also dealing with flooding. The pit area this morning is now 8 feet under water with the water level expected to rise another 10 feet before tomorrow morning. The tree in the picture has a water level into it’s branches.

    A lesson I was taught a long time ago “When you think you have it bad someone else has it worse!”

    Good luck with the on coming hurricane. Stay safe.

  10. MO Whaler
    MO Whaler says:

    Lake of the Ozarks Weather Dummy here – – 10 inches of rain – – Whew – – Does a New Moon contribute to higher tides like I’ve heard for a Full or Super Moon ? Lots of fish activity here last night before sunset – –

  11. Darthtrader
    Darthtrader says:

    Find a protected cove, rig a bridal & spread out some extra anchors for Sweet Pea. and keep her in the middle away from the trees and power lines. That way the only damage will be from the boats which have broken loose rubbing up against her. Charge up the bilge pump batteries, and tighten up the hatches.
    Good luck! We’ll be watching and waiting. If it takes a hard left we may be looking at it here in the big sandbar.

  12. Briant
    Briant says:

    We could use that ten inches of rain here in Oregon…many of our reservoirs are only 10% full.

    We set a record this year for 32 Days this summer with a temp of over 90 degrees….and now yet again the hurricanes are gonna do some serious whupping.

    But, climate change is still just some bs that we liberals have dreamed up for kicks….

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