Cyclone Rene photos - 130 K winds - Tonga direct hit - photos

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  1. yachtwork
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    yachtwork Junior Member

    Cyclone Rene went over us yesterday. 130K gusts 90 K sustained. I took a bunch of photos. In fact one of every boats mooring gear in the harbor before the cyclone and then could watch the results. Mainly what I saw was every boat that prepared did just fine, and the ones that did not prepare ended up on the rocks.

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    The rest of the collection can be seen here-

    http://www.tongacharter.com/cyclone-rene.htm

    I'm updating it through the day as new photos come in.

    Scott
     
  2. marshmat
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    marshmat Senior Member

    Very interesting, Scott.

    I'm curious to see, once the storm is past and the damage tallied, how your "pre-storm" photos of preparations and mooring gear compare to the "post-storm" tally of how much damage was done to which boats.... are you planning to publish a report of some kind?
     
  3. yachtwork
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    yachtwork Junior Member

    The one that did not work

    Good question on what did and did not work.

    Here is one that failed.

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    and then this held

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    I put some more at the end of the photo page.

    Scott
     
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