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Concordia 33
08-29-2011, 09:05 AM
My yawl got slapped around pretty good on her mooring but survived. Four boats washed up on the lee shore all of which suffered from chafe at the bow chocks. All of them made it through the worst part, but the duration of the storm prolonged the period of high stress on the mooring pennants and they failed about 4-6 hours before the sea and wind abated. One sunk, two hard on the rocks and one washed onto the dock of the Herreshoff museum and got pounded mercilessly against the pilings.

Several boats had their jibs come unfurled and are now in tatters, and one of them got dismasted from the excessive rolling. To my knowledge none sunk on their moorings.

isla
08-29-2011, 10:08 AM
As reported earlier on the Irene blogging thread..
My wife's family have reported that part of the roof of their house on Buzzard's Bay has been blown off. The family had moved up to Boston earlier and have not yet seen the damage first hand, the news was telephoned to them by a neighbour. They also report that a 60ft tree blew down on Beacon Street.

Rich Jones
08-29-2011, 10:44 AM
Here in Vermont, no damage to the house but unbelieveable flooding of rivers and streams. Many highways, main roads and side roads in my area are washed out. Right now, I've got no way out. No access to supermarkets or, God forbid, a hospital. I hope they do some temporary repairs in the next few days before the food runs out. Anyone know any good "cat" recipes? I've got three of the little critters.:d

Tall Boy
08-29-2011, 11:01 AM
Here in Vermont, no damage to the house but unbelieveable flooding of rivers and streams. Many highways, main roads and side roads in my area are washed out. Right now, I've got no way out. No access to supermarkets or, God forbid, a hospital. I hope they do some temporary repairs in the next few days before the food runs out. Anyone know any good "cat" recipes? I've got three of the little critters.:d

simmer in cream of celery soup about 4 hours, lots of pepper sauce, makes them less stringy.......

Concordia 33
08-29-2011, 12:21 PM
Just saw this video on YouTube of Bristol


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWdpULm0S1g

rbgarr
08-29-2011, 01:03 PM
A gust of 82 was reported in Barrington RI on the tube, fifth highest recorded officially on the eastern seaboard.

On another thread I was lamenting the mooring field in Bristol Harbor, where I was last week. SO open to the south, SUCH a long fetch for the waves to build. I can see how NGH's boathouse with Coquina in it was smashed in the '38 hurricane.

Good luck to everyone getting back to normal.

isla
08-29-2011, 02:19 PM
Looks like roller furling headsails are a seriously bad idea in conditions like that, unless you take extra special care in lashing them up.

Concordia 33
08-29-2011, 03:01 PM
Since it takes little time and effort to remove a furled headsail, I believe it is worth it versus the punishing forces of the wind. I have seen securely furled and lashed headsails whose luff had been destroyed in the wind.

As rbgarr noted, Bristol is a brutal harbor with southerly winds, and the video does not do it full justice as to just how much punishment the boats received there.

RichKrough
08-29-2011, 03:10 PM
Being a trailer sailor my biggest worry was keeping out of the way of falling trees. I moved my sailboat around front and onto the driveway from the backyard to keep it out of reach of the tall dead pines on the property behind mine. Otherwise brief power and cable interruptions. Landline phone is out of service

I often regret not living on the water. today is not one of those days. Worst flooding on the Mohawk is decades, several local bridges are closed. There is concern that Lock 7 may fail, everyone below the lock has been advised to evacuate. A barge crane broke loose earlier and headed down stream toward the I-87 bridges.The bridges were closed for awhile while the barge was secured.

The local yacht club is barely holding together with some of the docks gone and several of the bloat boats banging up on each other. There is a crowd of a 100 or more gathered on the banks cameras and cell phones in hand jostling for the money shot in case the whole bunch breaks loose and heads for the lock 7 dam 2 miles downstream

Chris Coose
08-29-2011, 04:34 PM
Incredible video report from Milford Maine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcZy9B6ynQo

Rich Jones
08-29-2011, 04:52 PM
Good video! It was a serious storm, but it was fun to see a little satire of some of those weather channel reporters. They were SO disappointed when NYC wasn't wiped off the face of the earth!
Still can't go anywhere here in flooded Vermont, but at least I've got power.

Ian McColgin
08-29-2011, 07:20 PM
MaryEllen put up how we did in P&P. It was very long - 36 hours of Gale, Strong Gale and even some Storm force winds starting with 12 hours of easterly, strongest 12 from the south and then from the west. I laid out the 35# CQR to the east, the 45# CQR to the west and a big Danforth up the middle. Actually, quite comfy.

Reveler, a wonderful old schooner, went on the beach in a spot inaccessable from land and maybe too shoaly to even get a big crane barge in. Time for Egyptian technology.

Joe Dupere
08-29-2011, 08:50 PM
Not much damage here in Unity. In the garden, a couple rows of our corn blew over, so we harvested it a bit early. At work we had five trees blow down and block various access roads to our grounds. I spent pretty much all day clearing trees and hauling limbs. The best part was the bossman told me I could have the wood for firewood. So I got paid to cut some firewood for winter 2012!! It's not really great stuff, three popples, one tamarack and one maple. But it burns!!

Joe, FFPoP

WX
08-29-2011, 10:07 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14711508

coelacanth2
08-29-2011, 10:23 PM
Mostly small messes for us, pumped a bit of water out of the basement and crawlspace. Slight leak at one roof/wall junction and some branches down. Couple of tornados west and north of us n

elf
08-30-2011, 03:32 AM
Surf in Mattapoisett around 9am, Sunday.
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Closing the dike doors on West Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford.
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elf
08-30-2011, 03:33 AM
Power out for 39 hours. Unbelievably stupid.