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Old 08-24-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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if this storm turns and comes for the pcola area or close.how far would be safe to move my boat inland?did not want to come and get it and bring it all the way home.4 + hour trip just to take it back in a few days.the is the first big storm for me.someone was telling there was a service for people that don't live on the coast that will move your boat to a safe location and back after the storm is gone.any one know of some one that dose this and maybe a price?if not to bad on pricing might do that.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:26 AM   #2
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During Ivan we brought the boat up to Birmingham. The one after, I can't remember the name, we pulled it out and put it in a friend's pasture around Spanish Fort.
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see i live in mccalla,tuscaloosa side.
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I have never had an issue, even during Ivan, keeping my boat on a trailer 6-7 miles inland.

Pretty good chance that if it on a trailer and somewhere that will not flood and nothing will fall on it then it will be OK. Dirty yes but OK. That has been my experience over the years.
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I have heard of some guys blocking up the trailer to take the weight off the tires, then putting water in the boat to weight it down(20' Aqua Sport). Any thoughts on this being necessary?
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I have heard of some guys blocking up the trailer to take the weight off the tires, then putting water in the boat to weight it down(20' Aqua Sport). Any thoughts on this being necessary?
DO NOT FILL YOUR BOAT WITH WATER. IT WILL DO MORE DAMAGE. Especially with the extra rain that will fill it up more. I do not know where or why that advice has been spread around. But unless it's a jon boat, it's not going anywhere on the trailer due to the wind. If it is a small jon boat, hook it up to your truck and it's not going anywhere.
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DO NOT FILL YOUR BOAT WITH WATER. IT WILL DO MORE DAMAGE. Especially with the extra rain that will fill it up more. I do not know where or why that advice has been spread around. But unless it's a jon boat, it's not going anywhere on the trailer due to the wind. If it is a small jon boat, hook it up to your truck and it's not going anywhere.

DITTTTOOOOO!!!!!!!!

I just answered a post on the Hurricane forum that list some boat prep step for hurricanes.
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Thanks, I'll just load her up with the light stuff and put the cover on real tight then.
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I can accomodate a couple of boats at my house if you are around Destin and want to get them out. I am on high ground in Crestview. Keep from dragging them so far....
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during ivan my boat and trailer floated into our spare bedroom. it moved about 75' north from where i had it parked. where i put it it was about 9 ft above sea level. the boat and the trailer stayed together for the whole thing.

for a cat 1 i may just leave it tied up.

probably not

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