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Old 08-24-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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First hurricane with the boats so the question is to fill the boats up with water or not to fill the boats with water. Pros and cons of doing both please help
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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not me.....
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:29 PM   #3
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No Never..!

Unless it's an aluminum skiff
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:31 PM   #4
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No, No NOOOOO, NOOOOOOOOOO.......

Why.....water is heavy. It will strain the structural bones of the boat.

Please go to the Gen Discussion forum and read my thread titled "Boat Preps for Hurricane - Please Read"
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Plays hell with the wiring, too. You'll do well to stay ahead of the rainwater.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:37 PM   #6
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why would you put unwanted water into a boat?mine has a cuddy and it would ruin everything in there.even on the none cuddy it would probably mess up a lot of stuff.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:40 PM   #7
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There is really nothing to mess up in my boat it is a Carolina skiff with a tiller handle. No electronics no nothing that's why I was asking for pros and cons to doing this
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:42 PM   #8
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How about letting air out of the tires?

I would stake it off if I could, trying to keep it from moving. but unless you sink a couple cinder blocks a few feet down it probably won't matter much once the soil gets saturated.

Maybe tie it off to trees as best you can.

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Would chaining the axels of both trailers together and also to a tree be a better solution then filling up with water?
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Park it next to the house.......stay away from trees.....they do the MOST damage!!!
The mobile home screw in achors would be a good bet if you had to fasten it in place.
.....I guess if its small enough you could just flip it upside down so that wind could not get under it.
Really don't think this storm will be much more than a bad thunderstorm. Most of our near misses end up without a drop of rain. ....course you can't bank on that.
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