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Old 09-25-2022, 5:06pm   #1
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I have a one year old 16' pontoon boat that will stay in the lift through the storm if it hits Orlando.... My old Searay did just fine there duing IRMA...
Pontoon boats do not have a bilge or drain plug and won't fill with water but I am wondering aboutt he wisdom of leaving the "playpen" cover on through the storm or just leaving the boat open. I'm afraid the snap on cover must just become airborne and lost.... The boat is as high in the boathouse as I can get it.

Any advice from you boater types is appreciated.
My pier surviving Irman in the video, the neighbot's pier ? Not so much.

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I would leave the kite off.
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Depends on witch way the wind blows.......

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It's going to get wet , might as well save the canvas.
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Cover Off !! Trust me
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Bag the console and electronics etc. kite off
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I leave the Bimini on because I crank the boat up all the way up to the ceiling. But if I had a playpen cover I would definitely take it down.
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Old 09-25-2022, 6:23pm   #10
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Wouldn’t it be wise to pull the boat out of the water?

I left my boat on the water during hurricane Opal and regretted it.
(In my defense I thought I had another day but the storm blew up and we had to run)
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Wouldn’t it be wise to pull the boat out of the water?

I left my boat on the water during hurricane Opal and regretted it.
(In my defense I thought I had another day but the storm blew up and we had to run)
I have a 24' StarCraft pontoon and the floats are filled with foam.
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Sell the boat and move far away from water.
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Sell the boat and move far away from water.
There’s a lot of agreement here from me.

We did the “beaches, bars, boats, and ballads” thing for 30 years. As much as I loved the beach and boating and the whole lifestyle, I always had a desire to live in rural America ever since I was a kid.

So contrary to the typical norm, I’ve left the coast and will retire (kinda sorta) to the country.

I spoke with 3 friends this weekend who are consumed with securing their boats and homes on the coast. BTDT and have no desire to be a part of it anymore.
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Good luck with the weather Frankie!
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I live some 30' from the water/flood plane.......

and 1/8 mile from the creek......
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I live some 30' from the water/flood plane.......

and 1/8 mile from the creek......
I’m sitting at 200’ elevation up here in Mayberry. And my farm 30 miles to the NW is at 250’. I’m kinda loving this.
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I live some 30' from the water/flood plane.......

and 1/8 mile from the creek......
The big question is how many feet do you live above the water/floodplain Gene?
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I live some 30' from the water/flood plane.......

and 1/8 mile from the creek......
I live 4900 feet from the ocean. Vertical feet.
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I live 4900 feet from the ocean. Vertical feet.
Well aren’t you some kind of special
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