4Winds Week 5- Post Hurricane Harvey

Starboard side after painting
Starboard side after painting

Arrival to 4Winds

We arrived back to our boat just days following Harvey’s rampage on the Houston and South Texas area to find 4Winds still sitting on her stands.  Immediately I opened her up to see if she took on any water from the massive 51″ of rain that fell. Continue reading “4Winds Week 5- Post Hurricane Harvey”

4Winds Faces Harvey

4Winds and Hurricane Harvey

As you might know Hurricane Harvey is coming into Texas today near Corpus Christy, then stalling out before it creeps along toward Houston and Pasadena. And that is where 4Winds is. 

Hurricane Harvey 8/25/17
Hurricane Harvey 8/25/17

Sitting there on the hard, on stands, no mast up thank goodness, but there none the less.   All of our belongings are in a storage building, and all we can do is hope for the best.

We are in our truck, headed to California, and not scheduled to be back to Pasadena until September 4th.   This is when we will find out if 4Winds and all of our belongings survived.   Worrying about flooding, not storm surge, but water getting into our building.

4Winds is sitting on two sets of blocks, and propped up with 6 stands, three on each side.  facing West any southerly wind will hit her broadside.

4Winds on stands
4Winds on her stands

But thankfully she is sitting on concrete slab,  no worry of the ground getting soggy and giving way.

We will give an update to the fate of 4Winds as soon as we have word on how it all turns out.   Almost wish she was in the water somewhere instead of here on the hard.