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TC Yasi

Here it comes! TC Yasi is barreling towards the tropical Qld coast as a Cat 4 system and is expected to cross the coast near Cairns sometime early Thursday morning.
Here in the Whitsundays we are expecting some serious winds and rain. The one thing about Qld cyclones is that they often recurve to the south as they approach the coast. That could put us in the firing line, so we are not out of danger yet! Everybody is apprehensive about Yasi for good reason, it’s a biggie!

In my last post I thought the grounded vessel may have been lucky by coming ashore in a sandy area. Inspection at low tide showed it managed to strike a couple of submerged rocks sustaining substantial damage underwater. Unlucky!


7 responses

  1. True North Mark

    Good luck with the Cyclone mate!

    Ours was a fizzer in the end, so maybe your will turn or fade out?

    With that boat…that could either be very lucky or not depending on the insurance situation, cos that is one dog ugly boat I reckon and maybe that could replace it with something that even resembles a nice boat!

    Glad I am not in the insurance game just now, that’s for sure!

    February 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    • Nobody likes seeing a boat on the bricks at any time. Why they leave a boat on a mooring during a cyclone has got me mystified! This will be written off and broken up I reckon.

      February 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm

  2. True North Mark

    That is true…it is sorry to see any vessel…’on the bricks’ as you say and for sure they will scrap this as any dollars thrown at it will be throwing good money after bad!

    February 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm

  3. wayte27

    Hey Tim,
    Bunker down mate. Hope all is well cheers Adrian

    February 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    • Thanks Adrian, we will be ok here I think. Townsville and Cairns will be a disaster area though!

      February 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm

  4. Stay safe mate, looks like it is going to be a real biggin and they are unpredictable bastards

    February 2, 2011 at 7:46 am

    • That the are Andrew although this one is straight lining it!

      February 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm

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