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Offline Bristol14

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Hurricane Jose in Buzzards Bay
« on: September 20, 2017, 07:12:10 PM »
I decided to let Mudlark ride out Jose this week. She's on a 300+ lb mooring sunk into the mud and I put a new 20 ft pennant with chafing on the mooring ball this year. So far so good as north wind gusts have approached 40+ mph. I will need to decide to pull her early next week if Maria looks like she's headed our way.
Paul

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Re: Hurricane Jose in Buzzards Bay
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2017, 06:56:04 AM »
That's interesting.

Most people around me take the jib off, many take the main off also, or at least wrap line around the sailcover, down & back.

Looks good out there, though!

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Re: Hurricane Jose in Buzzards Bay
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 08:01:11 AM »
Hard to see, but both main and jib are wrapped around several times with extra lines.

I considered taking the jib down, but I have a slight kink in the foil so it's a pain to lower it.
Paul

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Re: Hurricane Jose in Buzzards Bay
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017, 05:59:02 PM »
Very cool. Certainly looks like you did a good job of it!
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Re: Hurricane Jose in Buzzards Bay
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 12:08:48 AM »
Hard to see, but both main and jib are wrapped around several times with extra lines.

I considered taking the jib down, but I have a slight kink in the foil so it's a pain to lower it.

I'm on the Outer Cape (Orleans).  Winds were quite a bit higher here.  Gusts to 60 was the report.  A few boats rode it out.  I took off all canvas and sail having seen my neighbor rip his jib in a past storm.  The three sailboats here were mine, a CP23, a neighbor's Marshal 18 (Brenton) and a Com-Pac catboat (Bob and Patty).  The CP catboat is 19 foot I think and yes I should know which one it is but I forgot.  The owner is also a neighbor so I should ask (again).

Brenton wrapped the boom (with sail and cover) in line.  Bob was away and we asked Patty about going out with her to take down the sail or at least wrap it.  Another (know it all) neighbor told her everything would be fine so no preparation was made.  Maybe next time we should not bother to ask.

The three boats were somewhat protected this time around as the strongest winds were NNE and we moored are on the far north end of Pleasant Bay.  My mooring is the furthest out in the mooring field and the most exposed (which is why poles are bare).  Brenton is close but wrapped well and all was fine.  Bob's CP looks to have a rip in the sail cover so even though she is moored well into Quanset Pond and protected by the bluffs everything might not have been all fine.

I'm on a 250 mushroom, also in the mud, with 5/8 lower chain a swivel, and 1/2 upper chain, then dual pendants with four 1/2 inch bungy snubbers, two on each side.  No apparent damage but haven't been aboard.

We also had a sunfish regatta this weekend which was held.  The last night of high winds was Friday.  Saturday morning we launched two safety boats that were pulled to protect them.  The boats came complete with a variety of fall foliage in the cockpits from being near trees during the storm.  The skippers meeting was delayed about 15 minutes but we had 17 brave sunfish sailors willing to take on 15 knots with 20 knot gusts.  And then there was the fog.  Who said wind and fog never happens.  All went well.  The racers seemed to like the conditions - not your usual light air day out on some lake.  Sunday's winds were lighter and it was sunny and warm.

Some of the wildlife did not fare well.  No one like cormorants around here (they poop on boats) but no one wants to see them trying to get along with a broken wing or leg.  We had a few of those and one washed up all broken and dead in the storm tide wrack line.  Apparently a few exhausted pelagic birds that can't take off on land were captured and released.

btw- You might want to get that furler foil fixed.  Mine comes in sections so I just have to replace a section should that happen.  Its hard to wrap a jib adequately.  In the prior storm just a small part of the rolled jib pulled out from the top of the wrap and put a rip down part of the sail.  The sail was repairable but old so he replaced it.

Good to hear that Maria will miss us.  Puerto Rico wasn't so lucky as you all know.

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Re: Hurricane Jose in Buzzards Bay
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 07:46:32 AM »
Good to hear that you and friends rode it out without issues. See my note under the Com-Pac 23 section for my close call...  Also good to know there's another 23 close by.

My jib furler is a fairly old CDI and the foil is in one piece. I typically throw a bungee on it as any extra precaution against unfurling. For Jose, I wrapped it with a line as well. Did the same for my main.May consider a new furler in the future, it's on the list.
Paul