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jfrprops
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Chesapeake/hurricane irene

Post by jfrprops » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:10 pm

Sadly, someone brought this boat, about a mid 1960's vingage Chris, aft cabin, 40 or so footer, into the creek across from our marina the day before Irene.
Tied her up too low and tight, surge tilted her and she sank.....real shame.
Irene was not as bad as Isabel of a few years ago, we really dodged a bullet for the most part. surge 22 inches above our dock.
My boat survived well in the cover slip, tied double and high up the pilings. All the water blew OUT of the creeks when the wind shifted directions....huge outflow...amazing!
John in Va.
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1980 Fairchild Scout 30
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1954 Whirlwind deluxe dual ckpt 16'
1921 Old Town Charles River 17' (founding Captain, James River Batteau Festival)

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Post by RRGadow » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:04 pm

Thats horrible...also the reason I spent the weekend on mine in Urbanna, I spent to long night adjusting lines and bumpers......and occasionally wiping down the bright work. :lol:
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Post by 63constellation » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:07 pm

John,the boat in question was named MO JO and was berthed at Waldens for many years,owner sold it to a newbie.was on stands for a month,seams were sealed with toilet bowl wax.Boat was on the way to Poqouson when they started taking on water,guess they found their way to Queens Creek.Was a nice boat in her time,but neglect finally caught up with her.Looking forward to hearing from you for the rest of the story.I think the boat is still listed on the Trading Dock page believe is was a 67

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Storm practice very common

Post by Scott Ales » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:54 pm

FYI
This may or may not be the case with this particular boat but after working hurricanes for 5 of the largest insurance companies since Andrew in 1992 I will tell you that MANY owners use the storms to sell their boats. To the insurance companies that is.
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Post by jfrprops » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:50 am

no company would write a boat like that.....

John in Va.
1980 Fairchild Scout 30
19?? custom Argentine Runabout 16'
1954 Whirlwind deluxe dual ckpt 16'
1921 Old Town Charles River 17' (founding Captain, James River Batteau Festival)

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Post by Scott Ales » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:54 am

Ha!

You would be amazed. We sold a 60s vintage trawler for an Insurance company back in 2004. Twin Detroit diesels and obviously a wood hull.
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Post by jfrprops » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:00 pm

not talking AGE, talking condition....no underwriter would approve....

John in Va.
1980 Fairchild Scout 30
19?? custom Argentine Runabout 16'
1954 Whirlwind deluxe dual ckpt 16'
1921 Old Town Charles River 17' (founding Captain, James River Batteau Festival)

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