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Old 10-06-2016, 11:45 AM
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looking at the footage coming in from Paradise Island and Nasseau, why are there so many boats left there in the water to sink, insurance money, lack of places to hide them? or just people from the mainland that couldnt get over to bring them to safety?

all of my boat have good insurance but i dont think i could stomach leaving one in the water for a cat 4 storm
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My guess would be that most people can't bring them to safety. Even though they had 2-3 days to prepare they may just not be able to get there.
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:49 AM
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I wonder how many boats are going to be left behind to sink. Maybe thousands??
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https://weather.com/storms/hurricane...t-by-hurricane
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Thank you.
Absentee owners I would guess.
Could not get there and could not get help.
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:09 PM
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i guess the used boat market is about to go even further through the roof than it already is
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In that clip I didn't see any sunk. IMO in the water is a safer place then on a lift.
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That first one in the video is listing... full of water already?? Or just tied off wrong?
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:35 PM
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That first one in the video is listing... full of water already?? Or just tied off wrong?
Pretty sure it's on a lift and failing.
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How about not being insured ? Isn't there a clause in some policies that if there is a named storm to get the boat out of harms way?
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Wow, the wind was spinning the prop on that everglades.
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Old 10-06-2016, 01:16 PM
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Absentee owners & the guys who they pay to look after them are probably scrambling to protect their families & homes.
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Plenty of time to go get them if the owners live around Charleston, SC...the whole tri-county area has been closed for the past two days. Nothing else to do...might as well go to the Bahamas and get the boat secured!
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Where should they take them? SFl is going to get pounded
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
Pretty sure it's on a lift and failing.
Yes, that boat is on a lift.
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