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Old 08-29-2011, 06:42 PM
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This was at Catskill New York . What could have been done to prevent this . Over 100 boats are wrecked or missing
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Yes This was after Irene passed .
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Anyone ever hear of pulling your boat out of the water?
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Originally Posted by mkalink View Post
Anyone ever hear of pulling your boat out of the water?
x2 Easy solution. Insurance requires a lot of us down here to have a trailer. Too bad they can't require the use.
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The first boat at least had bumpers deployed
Old 08-29-2011, 06:54 PM
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Don't leave you boat in a sub par marina when you know the creek is going to be ripping out of there at super high levels.
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Those floating docks were junk ! Common sense tells an owner to find a 'Hurricane Hole' to secure their boat: A sheltered cove, small tributary with trees to tie off to, a boathouse, or a trailer. Those boats that were tied up to the blowfoam docks were doomed. The docks broke away with the boats attached well.. What do y'all use for pilings ? 4" Galvanized pipe ? Or do you just hold them off the bank with a separate dock section ?
Rivers swell, current rips, !
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Insane video, everyone in my family pulled their boats here on Long Island
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Poughkeepsie yacht club called the owner of our marina and said they have a bunch of boats down there. I don't know if they would of made it that far.
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Tough call. I used to have a boat in that area and once the spring melt is over with you just don't think about a situation like this. I can't recall any of the floating docks being secured with pilings so you are at the mercy of the current. Winter ice won't permit permanent pilings to be installed. Probably a flash flood from the mountains and they never saw it coming.

This isn't the first or last time this will happen along the Hudson in upstate NY. Similar thing happened to a yacht club on the Hudson across from Albany about 5 years ago. Not a good day.
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Uhhhhh....OWWW!! Yeah I don't think there are many docks anywhere above the mason dixon line that would have been secured since many are pulled out in the winter. I agree....being here in Florida you either, pull your boat out, run it out of the line of the storm, or tie it off to some secure fixed objects.
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I dunno...doesnt seem all that bad

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Problem is that people in that part of the state never expected to see anything like this.
Typical...."It'll just blow over"
Better safe than sorry......I pulled mine.
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Now my boat Insurance is going to double......... Hate to see boats hurt.
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Originally Posted by Fcal View Post
Problem is that people in that part of the state never expected to see anything like this.
Typical...."It'll just blow over"
Better safe than sorry......I pulled mine.
They had a week + warning.
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That looks like the Mississippi river in the spring.
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The Boston area TV news was predicting up to 10" of rain west of Irene. That meant the Berkshires, the Catskills, Adirondacks and Vermont. This flooding was exactly what was predicted. These boat owners obviously chose not to heed those predictions.

Shame on them; their lack of preparedness will result in higher boat insurance costs for all of us.
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To prevent it- do away with insurance, then people take care of thier stuff.
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That is hard to watch all those nice boats being destroyed. If they couldn't get their boat pulled the only other solution would be go to a better protected marina.
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Originally Posted by Widespread Panic View Post
To prevent it- do away with insurance, then people take care of thier stuff.
Yes, all Insurance Policies should have a "Stupid Clause" in them. If a storm is predicted a week in advance and You don't put it on the hard, Then you are on your own. Its difficult to feel sorry for the owners in a case like this, but I still hate to see boats wrecked by lack of caring.
I would assume that this was an excuse for many owners to sell their unafordible boat to the insurance company? Any thoughts?

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