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How many boats get blown off a dry stack in high winds. As we have 65-70 mph forecast for tonight, would you want YOUR pride and joy 30ft up in the air?? 
Don’t think I would. The Americans seem to think a trailer and tow away is best.. 

Discuss..

https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/877575-dry-stack-slip-when-hurricane-hits.html

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Dunno, but I guess we'll find out shortly won't we! Good job I'm happy to be the Offshore Outlaws guinea-pig eh? The things I do for you lot! You can all thank me later.

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4 minutes ago, Andy135 said:

Dunno, but I guess we'll find out shortly won't we! Good job I'm happy to be the Offshore Outlaws guinea-pig eh? The things I do for you lot! You can all thank me later.

Or tell you we warned you!! 

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Just now, ever optimistic said:

the dry stack people should lift the top row down onto cradles if the wind is from a dangerous direction, my boat is in the stack with dale sailing in neyland pembs, and thats what they did .

This is a good suggestion. @Scotch_Egg2012's boat is on the top row of the same rack as mine in our marina. Scott, do you know if the dry stack team move the top boats off? Guessing they probably don't have enough ground racks for all the boats on both top rows though.

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1 minute ago, Andy135 said:

This is a good suggestion. @Scotch_Egg2012's boat is on the top row of the same rack as mine in our marina. Scott, do you know if the dry stack team move the top boats off? Guessing they probably don't have enough ground racks for all the boats on both top rows though.

it's only happened once but they made new cradles to take the boats that could not be put lower in the rack

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7 minutes ago, ever optimistic said:

it's only happened once but they made new cradles to take the boats that could not be put lower in the rack

How high were the winds in that case? Curious to know at what windspeed the dry stack pros start getting twitchy.

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9 minutes ago, ever optimistic said:

sorry but i can't remember , it was a few years ago, is the forecast wind direction bad for the racking . 

No, should be ok. By the time Storm Evert makes it to Portsmouth the wind speeds are forecast to have dropped to a relatively reasonable 45mph SW'erly, which should be fine, even though it would be blowing broadside to the racks.

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12 minutes ago, Maverick said:

Apparently Cobbs Quay in Poole were taking boats of the top row of boat racks today

So do you think it’s worth Andy nipping down and putting a few straps over his boat, and maybe some bubble wrap to protect it from flying Dijon 14s? 

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6 minutes ago, JonC said:

So do you think it’s worth Andy nipping down and putting a few straps over his boat, and maybe some bubble wrap to protect it from flying Dijon 14s? 

At least a call to the yard and ask them to lower his. Just laying on the hard would be better. 
 

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2 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

At least a call to the yard and ask them to lower his. Just laying on the hard would be better. 
 

Yeah, that’s true/ it can’t blow off once they’ve dropped it on the floor. 

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1 hour ago, JonC said:

Yeah, that’s true/ it can’t blow off once they’ve dropped it on the floor. 

Could get crushed by the others, but I’d put in the correct position it should be salvageable! 

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8 hours ago, Andy135 said:

This is a good suggestion. @Scotch_Egg2012's boat is on the top row of the same rack as mine in our marina. Scott, do you know if the dry stack team move the top boats off? Guessing they probably don't have enough ground racks for all the boats on both top rows though.

As far as I am aware they don't bring the boats down,  mine stayed up on the top rack in the SW F10 we had earlier this year.   

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