Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Approaching Hurricane

 This will be a real time update. We are still on the hard in the boat yard. Our bottom paint is on. We still need to put a special coating on the propeller to inhibit growth. Last year the barnacles were a problem, so I wanted to do what I could to help with that. The stuff is expensive, so I hope it works. The big news is that we decided to change our bottom paint color, so here is SHIFT with her new blue bottom.

It took me a while to get comfortable with the new color, but Kim likes it, and that is all that matters. 

Hurricane Zeta is expected to get to us in central Alabama about midnight tonight. The track was heading straight at us this morning, but now it is moving a bit south of us. We are expecting about 40 mph winds and some heavy rain. The good news is that it is moving fast at about 20 mph, so it will not stay long and dump tons of rain. We have large boats all around us, so we should have plenty of protection from the wind. We have taken all of the precautions that we can, so we will stay on the boat and monitor the weather and see what happens. 

We were planning to get back in the water this week, but we are not sure if we can. The marina is full beyond normal capacity. Many boats were coming down the river heading to the gulf for the winter and have stopped here to wait out the storm. Some of these boats are huge! We have two boats that are over 80 feet long. We heard a rumor that one is the comedian, Ron White's boat. 

Every foot of dock is being used. That Aqua boat is 85 feet long. I would estimate that there is more than 100 million dollars worth of boats in the marina.

Full Marina

I will try to post an update tomorrow after the storm has passed. 


  1. That has to be a nerve-wracking experience, hope the brunt of the storm misses you!

    1. The storm was not that strong to begin with and then it was moving very quickly (about 27 mph) when it hit Demopolis.