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Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by Bugsy24, Oct 27, 2012.
Thank you Carter.
An old friend who lives in NJ sent me this post. He finally found his boat. Sad times for so many boaters and residents of the great NE.
That really is sad, just hoping their covered and taken care of properly with insurance, boats and homes.
Our boat "On Vacation" was on the hard off of the Mullica River. She is OK along with the other boats that hauled into Jersey Cape. Pictures below are from our Seaview Harbor marina which is directly in the Great Egg Harbor Inlet. Surprisingly, the marina and boats there generally did OK. No major catastrophy like some other marinas but there was damage. I think the seawall (riprap) that was built and maintained around the marina has saved this place dozens of times.
The one picture was of a houseboat that's been there for years. "Dorothy" is now obliterated. (notice the 'roof' of the houseboat floating alongside the pontoons and remaining rubble.)
Well me moved the family to South Jersey in Cherry Hill where my parents have power. So nice to have running water (hot at that) and to wake up to heat. My younger kid was getting sick ear infection so we had to get out of the house.
Boat related: insurance company called with a claim number and they have assigned cooper salvage to get my boat back on the stilts as it fill off (then assess damage), but I think my Marina wants to do that. Not only that there are like 4 or 5 boats in front of mine or on top of mine that need to get off first and they (cooper) won't be able to touch that. I basically told them to call the Marina and for them to work it out who is to do what, but the insurance company is paying for all of the work being done. I find it hard that my insurance company is going to be able to move the boats in front of mine to get to it as all those boat owners have the same issue with their insurance company with getting them to ok to move their boats. I am not going to sweat it. A Boat is a boat and either it will be repaired on the Insurance companies dime or they will cut me my check for my agreed upon value. I am going to be taking loads of Gas containers to my friends in the area that have genny and can't get gas as the gas situation isn't getting better at least not today. Most need their genny to keep running their sump pumps to keep the water out of the basements.
I considering myself a pretty tuff person, but even I have to say this one has been tuff to go through.
If there's anything you need, I work near Cherry Hill and live about 30 - 40 mins from work in PA.
Let me know.
Thanks Doug for the offer. We are good now as the family is at my parents place.
OK no problem.
Took a "Fuel Can Fill" drive this evening and when we got back the Power was back on!! That means Heat and it's starting to get cold!! We are very lucky, no one hurt, the House is still standing and the Boat will get fixed and be on the water next Year!! My Thoughts are for the less Fortunate on the Shore Lying Communities who got Destroyed!!
Getting gas on Long Island is gut wrenching. Sat on line this AM four four hours waiting for the promised delivery, never showed. Then had brilliant idea to siphon some of the 150 gallons that are on Dasch Boat, wrong, spent better part of an hour at the boat yard. With the way the inlet is piped to the tank it seems impossible to get a hose past the 90 degree elbow at the top of the tank, all that gas and I can't get to it, anyone else have this issue
I was thinking of doing the same if I got desprate. My marina said I can do it if I pay for one of his guys to supervise. He said he is worried about an explosion or fire.
I will be heading out tomorow morning to pull 75 gallons out of my boat. I think my fill is a straight tube so I will try that way if that dosnt work I'm just gunna disconnect sending line were it attaches to the engine and put a reducer on my pump and suck it out that way.
Thanks Marshall, Still no return calls or emails from Capt.Wally. :smt089
I hope that Sue & Him are OK.
Wayne that area of Jersey has really bad Cell Phone reception!! (not to mention the Mess)!! Hope you get Through>
Many people had the same idea, but before proceeding try to evaluate if this is really the best option. Also don't forget last year's thread how (if I recall correctly) a marina or few boats in Long Island burned down with casualties.
I think it's a lot easier to drive for 30 extra min to a town with power and fuel than mess with the boat lines. When all power will be restored in few days (we're hoping) now you have to deliver that fuel back to the boat. I doubt that marinas will be very happy about this. Don't forget that doing something like this may violate your contract and marina has the right to kick you out of there for good and keep your deposit.
Don't just jump in to conclusions b/c you have immediate need of 15-20gal of gas. Usually there are number of options of getting things done. Getting fuel in the current conditions is not any different.
Whatever you guys do, just be careful and be wise.
We won't have gas in most areas until next week so family members who require fuel to get to work and run businesses will get my best effort. Like I said, I have a 150 gallons that I need to get to ASAP, the marina fire you mentioned was caused by employees cutting a fuel tank out of a boat with a grinder, I hope to approach this with a little more thought. At the very least I have learned that I don't need to spend money on locking gas caps.
The situation in NJ is not much different. However, I've noticed that as the power gets restored in some areas more gas stations become available. I understand that those that were serving people with fuel all these days about to run out of fuel, but more fuel stations are filling the gap. Why not find from people on the island what stations have fuel and decent lines, get several 5-10gal gas cans and go for a ride. At least this is what I'm doing for family and friends.
Gas is not lasting in the gas tanks at the station for more th an 3 hours. ! I meed to get to work monday and thw rest of the week. I already spoke to my marina and he said its fine. He knows I know what I'm doing. And I'm usuing his machine made to pump tanks empty. Thank you for your concern alex I have put a lot of thought into it and have discussed it with my marina owner. And I rather have my paid for fuel then somone steeling it out of boats from my marina
I just passed 14 gas stations in my area and all either have no electric or are out of gas. This disaster energy recovery plan gets "F" as in.......
Just an FYI, I appreciate the idea of pulling fuel from the boat in this situation, and I do leave that as an option if all else runs out. I own my own business (based out of NJ) and have trucks on the road, it is critical for me to have gas and we go through about 50 gal a day, I have been sending someone (or myself) every day to NY State or CT to fill 50 gal worth of gas cans, so far it is working and there are very few lines in these places and we are able to go round trip in under 2 hours. Just thought I would share what I have been doing, but I do understand the desperation in needing and obtaining fuel.