So here I am. Sipping a cold one, with a sackful of ropes and some more fenders, before the weather comes to town.
The Marina asked people not to stay aboard tonight – Hanna is a Force 1 out in the Gulf right now (early 25th Central, 06:00 GMT). Forecast to be a tropical storm by the time it lands tomorrow, south of Corpus
So I left, after checking the lines, adding fenders and adding a new springer line. No opportunity to do any work tomorrow in the rain.
On the way out, I saw this Rescue boat, moved up way beyond the marina, on the main drag. Maybe they expect high seas!
Just as I left, a tremendous downpour hit north of Corpus. I could not see the road at times. But made it out. Hopefully I can get back on Sunday.
Update 7.25.2020 11:30 CST: 978 mb, still an F1 as it approaches the ICW. The eye will pass south of Corpus but the storm surge of 3-5 feet and heavy rains will hit the marina. Winds 80mph, gusting to 100mph. Track and forecast cone below, and the main image shows the satellite pic from 11:10 CST. That’s a lot of wind and rain. Many boats left their sails, covers, canvas screens on, so there’s going to be some disappointed owners. Hopefully Frank is fine and the boat next to her stays where she is.
Text from Steve Appleton of Jupiter, Frank’s neighbor at the marina, 13:15 7.25.2020:
What a great guy he is!
15:15 UPDATE, 25TH JULY 2020
LANDFALL, south of Corpus Christi. Maybe I can get down there tomorrow afternoon, Sunday 26th.
Text from Steve, 18:27, 07/25:
I think that’s a wrap.
Steve sent me some pics and a summary:
“Your boat is fine, 2 of your fenders blew out, and you got some very minor dock rash. It appears that the scratches are only very shallow and that they did not get through to the fiberglass. The rest of the boat looks unscathed.”
So I need to buy some new fenders.