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Offline Aldebaran_III

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Hurricane Irma puts a hold on our sailing
« on: September 23, 2017, 04:25:59 PM »
The category 5+ we had in St. Maarten did a huge amount of damage. Our HC survived (not many boats did)  but unfortunately the power boat in the next lift was not properly secured. We lost the boom gallows, one mainsheet attachment and sustained a split in the side deck close to the rubrail. All repairable but the priority is getting repairs to the house, we lost the roof over two rooms and there may be structural damage.
It's going to be an uphill struggle, but we'll get out on the water again some day. The price of living in paradise??
Enjoy every day, you never know what's around the corner.
Cheers, Derek

Offline Tom L.

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Re: Hurricane Irma puts a hold on our sailing
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 06:27:48 PM »
Derek, I am sorry for your loss and hope you can recover sooner rather than later. This years Hurricanes have been brutal. I live in central Florida and even though Irma passed nearly right over us it had deteriorated so the weather service only recorded 110 mph winds. I think around us it was more like 80 to 90s. We didn't suffer hardly any damage.
Good luck getting your home back together.

Tom L.
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Offline rbh1515

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Re: Hurricane Irma puts a hold on our sailing
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 10:15:45 PM »
Derek,
Good news!  You will be sailing again!!
Rob
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Offline Craig

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Re: Hurricane Irma puts a hold on our sailing
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 10:49:18 AM »
Good to hear from you Derek! Have been worried about how you fared in Irma! Sorry to hear about the damage to house and boat. So glad that you both are safe! Kailani is on the hard at the brokers since we have made the hard decision to sell her. We pulled her the week prior to Irma (sailors clairvoyance perhaps?). Please keep us posted on your progress there.
Craig
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