Fair Wind Blog
Hurricane Earl Reportposted: 08/30/2010
Earl passing USVI and BVI now. All well at FWSS but some exciting moments.
Here is some video taken by Dan Firmin at Nanny Cay Marina: His comments follow the link to the video footage
How windy is it?
-had to put oak's engines on to tighten lines. Boat's pointing into the wind. Had both engines in gear @2600 rpm just to slack the lines holding from windward.
The nice globe lights that are on the sidewalk/bulkhead, well the glass globes are blowing off.
Was sitting on the webbing on oak adjusting a line that goes from the bow to the other dock directly across. I got thrown up in the air from wind preasure.
There's a big cat here named tribe. Wind is getting under it and the first 5-10 feet of pontoon is out of the water.
Standing next to Peglegs watching the water go over the bulkhead.
Kevin says " never seen anything like it".
Water is about 4 inches from going over the sidewalk/bulkhead.
Main part of the floating docks are going up and down about a foot and a half. Finger piers, don't want to be on them.