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stang9150
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Initially Posted - 09/14/2018 :  08:48:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
https://abcnews4.com/weather/hurricane-stories/hurricane-florence-storm-surge-swamps-new-bern-nc-sinks-boats-destroys-docks-video

Looks like a cat 25 with the blue mainsail cover at the 6 second time stamp.

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Response Posted - 09/14/2018 :  23:18:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The videos and photos from the affected areas are heart-breaking.

New Bern which is not exposed to the open seas was nonetheless severely affected because it:
got hit while the storm was still offshore and had the power of a cat2 storm,
had an 11 ft storm surge that flooded the sound behind the barrier islands and
experienced 120kt winds that pushed a wall of water 10-15 miles straight up (downwind) the river to the town.
The marina, which only probably sees a tidal range of no more than 3-4 ft, was dealing with 11 feet of surge and 5 ft wave action on top of that.
Lastly, high tide came about 11PM which coincided with the peak winds and surge. Hence, the severe destruction of the marina that could not compensate for an 11 ft tide and destructive winds and waves that tore it up pretty badly.
Sadly, a perfect storm, at least right there.

The C25 with the blue sail cover seemed to be holding its own while some other boats were sunk or dismasted.

The storm affected 10s of millions of people so far. Its still raging today. Lets hope our NC & SC friends are safe and got out before the worst of it.

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain Stratford & Milford, CT

Edited by - Voyager on 09/15/2018 07:55:21
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GaryB
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Response Posted - 09/15/2018 :  14:04:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just saw on the Weather Channel what appeared to be a C25 deposited on the shore in New Bern, NC. Didn't see any obvious damage.


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dasreboot
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Response Posted - 09/17/2018 :  04:08:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I saw that as well. I was thinking she weathered that nicely. I'm guessing probably her owner tied her up better, or maybe a little bit of luck.

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stang9150
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Response Posted - 09/17/2018 :  12:31:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a horrible storm but it appears this one boat did make it through just fine.
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Davy J
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Response Posted - 09/17/2018 :  13:04:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And there is another larger Catalina to the right of the C25 still afloat as well...........

I just cannot imagine the "holy sh!?? factor of seeing my boat still floating next the others...............

Edited to add, there is, what looks like, another Catalina still floating in the far right side of that photo...........





Davy J


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Edited by - Davy J on 09/17/2018 13:10:17
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islander
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Response Posted - 09/17/2018 :  13:44:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had that Holy S!?? moment after Sandy. It took 4 days for the roads to be cleared of debris and wires. I took my camera for insurance photos fully expecting the boat to be in a massive fiberglass pile of boats. When I got to the Marina there she was floating just as I left her.

Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
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Davy J
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Response Posted - 09/17/2018 :  14:32:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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I had that Holy S!?? moment after Sandy. It took 4 days for the roads to be cleared of debris and wires. I took my camera for insurance photos fully expecting the boat to be in a massive fiberglass pile of boats. When I got to the Marina there she was floating just as I left her.


You and that guy really got lucky. It appears to be a 1989 C25. And it looks like you could untie the lines, put the sails on it and take it out for the weekend right now...............




Davy J


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sethp001
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Response Posted - 09/17/2018 :  15:10:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not to disparage anyone who's had their well-maintained and beloved boat sink in a hurricane, but when I see so many boats sink, I wonder how many of these boats sink from lack of care vs. owners glad to collect insurance money.

Collecting insurance money is easier than selling a boat. My boats are insured for more than their worth on the open market. Maybe theirs are too.

I am curious what you all think.



Seth
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Davy J
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Response Posted - 09/17/2018 :  15:37:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know about anyone else, but the insurance payout for my current boat could never recover the cost of the upgrades, sweat equity and shear pride that I have in her. It would have been the same for my C25.

The insurance company says it's worth X. If they gave that to me and I had to purchase another, it would cost me thousands of dollars and months of work just to get the boat where my current boat is now...........

Now, for those folks at the marina that never use their boat, well it could be a godsend........




Davy J


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islander
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Response Posted - 09/17/2018 :  17:13:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most damage and boats sinking at Marina's are the result of the docks giving way especially if the wind is broadside to the boats. Extreme high water pulling the fingers anchors and jumping over the poles. Once one goes and slams into the next it becomes a Domino effect. When I was preparing my boat for Sandy I thought that even though I had her thoroughly tied I was really dependent on the docks holding together. Also lucky that the wind was on the nose then the stern for the boats relieving much of the pressure on the docks. The Marina isn't open to open water so wave action wasn't a factor.A true hurricane hole.

Edited by - islander on 09/17/2018 17:23:56
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