Boat owners put their boats back in the water after Henri | Connecticut News
WESTBROOK, CT (WFSB) – Boat owners breathed a sigh of relief when Henry’s worst was behind them.
As the sun rose in Westbrook on Monday morning, one by one the boats were relaunched.
Just a few days ago, the crews of the Atlantic Outboard were scrambling to pull 130 boats out of the water.
“It’s a huge challenge,” said Evan Cusson, director of Atlantic Outboard. “We had three different teams to move trailers, pull them, lock them, put them on trailers [and] move them to different places. So it was a huge undertaking to bring out so many boats in such a short time. “
CLINTON, CT. (WFSB) – Boats are pulled out of the water and campers are packing. We expect a storm surge.
Cusson said the best scenario has happened.
The storm surge was not high, there was no power outage at the marina, and there was no significant damage.
“We are extremely fortunate that this is the case,” Cusson said. “It certainly could have been worse. We prefer to over-prepare than under-prepare. You can see how fast this storm moved east. If it had gone a little further west it would have been pretty ugly for us.
During storms like Henri, wind and storm surge are usually the marina’s biggest concerns.
“We’re going to go over and check all the boats and make sure there hasn’t been a lag or something like that with the winds,” Cusson said.
At the end of the summer, people are hoping for great boating weather for the rest of August and September.
“It seems like every week at least one of the days is rainy, so for boating it’s not ideal,” Cusson said.
Channel 3 has been informed that the process of relaunching the 130 boats will take approximately 2-3 days.
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