Part 2: B-Dock at BridgePointe Marina in New Bern NC after Hurricane Florence

B-Dock at BridgePointe Marina New Bern NC after Hurricane Florence

Extensive damage to B-Dock at BridgePointe Marina New Bern NC after Hurricane Florence. This video shows debris at the second portion of the B-Dock footage. Marina Staff requested that we share this footage. They show the state of the marina and some of the extent of damage. The docks are not currently safe and could continue to shift. The dockmaster has asked people not try to access their boats or the docks. While we are saddened by the destruction of the docks and the loss of boats, we are so…

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Part 1: B-Dock at BridgePointe Marina in New Bern NC after Hurricane Florence

B-Dock at BridgePointe Marina after Hurricane Florence

Extensive damage to B-Dock at BridgePointe Marina New Bern NC after Hurricane Florence. This video shows debris at the conference hall of the hotel, and the first portion of B-dock.  Marina Staff requested that we share this footage. They show the state of the marina and some of the extent of damage. The docks are not currently safe and could continue to shift.  The dockmaster has asked people not try to access their boats or the docks. While we are saddened by the destruction of the docks and the loss…

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A-Dock at BridgePointe Marina in New Bern NC after Hurricane Florence

A-Dock at BridgePointe Marina New Bern NC after Hurricane Florence

Extensive damage to A-Dock at BridgePointe Marina New Bern NC after Hurricane Florence. Marina Staff requested that we share this footage.  They show the state of the marina.  The dockmaster has asked people not try to access their boats or the docks. While we are saddened by the destruction of the docks and the loss of boats, we are so happy and grateful that no one in our marina or other local marinas, were hurt. A special recognition is needed for our Dockmaster, Jesse, and Brian, Charlie, and Frank who…

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Banjo’s New Bottom: Day 2 – Boat Bottom Stripping

Boat Bottom Stripping Thunderstorms set us back a few days, but we were able to make progress after the storms. Today, Crystal Coast Industrial Coatings, went into full force on our boat bottom stripping with recycled glass.  Johnny worked fast and did a great job, even working in the rain for a large portion of the day.  In the end, he was able to get our Banjo-girl all finished up and stripped.  Our epoxy barrier coat and bottom paint also arrived.  The plan is to apply 3 coats of the…

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Mantus Anchor Bridle with Chain Hook

New Equipment: Mantus Anchor Bridle with Chain Hook Back in January, we upgraded our anchor gypsy, chain and anchor.  We opted to go with an 85-lb galvanized Mantus Anchor, upgraded to 3/8″ Galvanized G-43 High-Test Chain from Defender, and the more beefy 3/8″ Chain-Wheel from Maxwell Marine.  After doing our boat inventory, we noticed that we could also really use an additional piece of equipment to assist us with anchoring and mooring.  That other piece of gear was on our wishlist for a number of months and we finally decided…

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