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Old 05-16-2016, 09:37 AM   #1
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Wow, the wind has been howling since yesterday and not a let up since. It's even worse today!!

I'm watching 3-3 1/2' foot rollers crash up on my shore one right after the other non stop! Just had to retie both boats down and "batten down the hatches" on anything in the yard the wind might claim!!

No boat rides today!!

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Old 05-16-2016, 09:48 AM   #2
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One of the advantages of valet service. Nice & safe on the trailer.
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Windy for sure!
My new boat is at the canvas shop for the next two weeks...can't miss boating in this weather!
C'mon summer! (when I get my boat back)
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:25 AM   #4
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One of the advantages of valet service. Nice & safe on the trailer.
Nice and safe at everyones docks too... And were already in the water for the second the wind lets up! Imagine some of our boats out in a little bit of Bering sea wind
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Yes, this is getting old real fast. Hoping that the Windfinder forecast is correct. It shows that these nasty winds will die by tomorrow AM, then we have a 5-6 day stretch of little to no wind, with increasing temps.
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I have this nice little (7'6") inflatable with a 2.5 Yamaha on it...

Is anyone up for a ride today?
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How bad was the wind actually Monday 5/16? We tied our 30 foot boat up as we always do before we left on Sunday and on Wednesday found the boat broad side of our dock with the bow banging up against it (damage to both the dock and the boat) and the stern rope completely untied from the dock's post. Could the wind really have done this?
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:46 AM   #9
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How bad was the wind actually Monday 5/16? We tied our 30 foot boat up as we always do before we left on Sunday and on Wednesday found the boat broad side of our dock with the bow banging up against it (damage to both the dock and the boat) and the stern rope completely untied from the dock's post. Could the wind really have done this?
Not passing judgement on the way you tie up your boat. I have always had my boat in a marina that is somewhat sheltered from the wind (Parker's and West Alton).

I will be docking shortly in Alton Bay, exposed to wind, at a friend's dock. Because of that exposure, we will be using whips to lessen the effect of wind and wave action on the boats and the dock. We will also be using a spring line setup to keep the boats aligned with the dock while the whips take the effects of the boats doing their rock and roll thing. Not sure if you can install whips to alleviate some of what has occurred at your dock.

As far as tying to the dock, I have always done at least two half hitches around the post, but also do two half hitches around the part of the line going from the post to the boat. I have never had a line loosen on its own while doing this.

Not sure where your boat is docked, and what your exposure is, but certainly hope the damage is small and easily repaired. I can tell you that the wind was fierce on Monday, and we did have a tree behind our house get blown over (not toward the house). It was 6-8 inches in diameter, quite tall, and hopefully will make good firewood.
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How bad was the wind actually Monday 5/16? We tied our 30 foot boat up as we always do before we left on Sunday and on Wednesday found the boat broad side of our dock with the bow banging up against it (damage to both the dock and the boat) and the stern rope completely untied from the dock's post. Could the wind really have done this?
More ropes, better knot. Neighbor tied down with only two ropes . . . resulting in a huge hole in the hull. And yes, the wind was and can be that fierce.

Of course, we decided to splish splash ours in that day.

Good luck with the repairs.
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How bad was the wind actually Monday 5/16? We tied our 30 foot boat up as we always do before we left on Sunday and on Wednesday found the boat broad side of our dock with the bow banging up against it (damage to both the dock and the boat) and the stern rope completely untied from the dock's post. Could the wind really have done this?
At the Laconia Airport Max sustained was 26 mph and max gust was 34 mph out of the west.
https://www.wunderground.com/history...eqdb.wmo=99999
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At the Laconia Airport Max sustained was 26 mph and max gust was 34 mph out of the west.
https://www.wunderground.com/history...eqdb.wmo=99999
Mount Washington hit 109 MPH!!!!
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Wind is gone hoooray! Spent the day out yesterday on a whole lake of glass!
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How bad was the wind actually Monday 5/16? We tied our 30 foot boat up as we always do before we left on Sunday and on Wednesday found the boat broad side of our dock with the bow banging up against it (damage to both the dock and the boat) and the stern rope completely untied from the dock's post. Could the wind really have done this?
I've been here my whole life and lived here full-time for the past 5. If not the worst in my memory, it is in the top 3. While there have been many times that it's been as windy or worse, this time it was the sustained, never-ending, gusts that took a toll.

Yes, the wind could have done what you describe. I was checking our boats hourly, and I think if we hadn't retied one of them several times, we would have lost it. Being on the east end of a long reach, we had consistent 3-foot+ rollers coming at us for more than 2 days.
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26 sustained in Moultonborough, high sustained over the last year was 32. My boat was in but not running right so I pulled it sunday. Good timing.
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The Mt. Washington video made it on today's ESPN start page.

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