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Old 09-05-2017, 09:25 AM
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Some of you are worried about where to go, hop a plane. My neighbor just put his wife and baby on a flight to Vegas
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:28 AM
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Just a little info for anyone with pets, when we fled last year for Matthew we stayed at a hotel that normally didn't allow pets but they did for the hurricane. My understanding is they all allow pets during the storms. The problem with this one is where do you go and if you don't make a decision soon everything will be sold out. I feel bad for thinking this way but I'm praying it goes anywhere but the east coast of Florida.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:52 AM
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I am in central Florida and keep my boat at a marina over on the east coast (Ponce Inlet). Unfortunately do not have a trailer - any recommendations on how to get transport or find a trailer if needed? Boat is a 24 ft Pathfinder

Storm still has time to turn both good and bad and I want to be prepared.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by tbaxl View Post
Can any of you guys in the area provide up to date traffic in the keys. I have a friend who just left on a 13 hour drive to attempt to move his boat in Islamorada, if he gets there about 0200 will traffic be doable?


Waze is an app for your phone...will give you the time it will take to get there "ETA" . When leaving the jersey shore to home I watch the Waze estimates of trip time and when it goes down..from peak I leave..it works well..your buddy should follow waze.....

google maps also has a traffic indicator...show green yellow and red roads...

both of those are great tools
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:56 AM
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Can any of you guys in the area provide up to date traffic in the keys. I have a friend who just left on a 13 hour drive to attempt to move his boat in Islamorada, if he gets there about 0200 will traffic be doable?
Looks like there is a mandatory evacuation order for visitors starting sunrise tomorrow. He better get there before that happens
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:05 AM
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http://www.boatingmag.com/how-to-sec...-for-hurricane


here is some info..... lower lift. then tie. then raise lift to put tension on lines
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:11 AM
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We have friends who just moved from HI to take teaching jobs in KW. They are staying at our place on LTK while they looked for permanent housing. Lucky for us they are there to button up. School was closed at noon and they are planning on getting out sometime tonight. Their plan is just to take turns driving and come all the way up to NH because school will likely be closed for at least a month if its a direct hit. I suggested they take the turnpike to 75 and then due north to 81 and to stay off 95 at all costs. Anyone with a better idea? When the coast is clear I can take supplies and power tools and head back down with them..........if there is any reason left to go back for.....
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:13 AM
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another question for you guys......my boat (flats) is on trailer under house. Having them remove cover. Plugs in or out? let air out of tires and block wheels so it can't roll?
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:14 AM
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clarification........stilt house set up on 2-3 foot high concrete base.
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:22 AM
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Chicago..don't get complacent. Look what happened to the middle keys in the 1930-s. Even if you're on the wrong side of the political issue, take care of yourself first!
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:31 AM
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Insurance isn't an option....hauling the boat isn't an option....where does one run with the boat to keep it safe at this point? Or do you wait to see how it turns?
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:35 AM
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I have a town house and boat on a lift behind it in St Pete. Thursday I go down and strip the boat, tie it to the piling so I doesn't drift and move everything I can to the second floor of the town house. to be honest I have already written them off as lost. fortunately I have agreed value on the boat not depreciated value. the town house has insurance. I am taking all the freezer food to my main house

main house is inland. elevation 180 ft. full basement built into a hill. generator, 60 gal fuel, food for a year sand bags, visqueen and lumber. water, well hooked up to genset. so I will ride it out there.
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:36 AM
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Run north and into Lake O if I had no choice that's where I would ride it out in a Canal off of lake O
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:01 AM
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You SoFla guys should be moving your boats today, tomorrow latest! Head up rivers if possible. No guarantees at this point just pray it weakens! Hope it's a 2 for SoFla but folks from Antigua they PR will get hammered. God Speed to all!
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by LongJohnSilver View Post
another question for you guys......my boat (flats) is on trailer under house. Having them remove cover. Plugs in or out? let air out of tires and block wheels so it can't roll?
Then fill with water up to the point that is doesn't hurt anything.....the extra pounds will keep it on the ground. No expert....just what we have always done.
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Originally Posted by LongJohnSilver View Post
another question for you guys......my boat (flats) is on trailer under house. Having them remove cover. Plugs in or out? let air out of tires and block wheels so it can't roll?
Have them hook it to their car and drag it north.
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Originally Posted by eric1528 View Post
Then fill with water up to the point that is doesn't hurt anything.....the extra pounds will keep it on the ground. No expert....just what we have always done.
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:19 AM
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185 MPH winds now. Ho Lee %&$#!
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:25 AM
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large tornado disguised as a hurricane
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:27 AM
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Unfortunately they have no way to tow it out. It is what it is at this point.
Thanks guys. Good luck everybody!
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