UPDATED-- Hurricane Dean (Cat 5)

Discussion in 'Cancun Forum' started by Steve, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. BrianL

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    Be careful.... This has it being a category 4 hurricane heading towards Cancun...


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  2. CancunCanuck

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    Good advice Drew, luckily we haven't ever used it, we bought it after Wilma so it's literally still in the box, fresh and clean! I do want to pull it out and figure out how to use it, but I'm hesitant, it feels like tempting fate. You are also correct in assuming that I wouldn't know a carburetor from a carbohydrate. :D
     
  3. CRAZYMIKE

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    Guys I know we are not on a lot, But we have been looking at this storm for a few days and as of 6pm eastern time it looks as if it may hit Cancun on Tuesday as a storm 4 ..

    Our prays will be with all of you guys in the next few days that it will change its path. The last one was so bad and you dont need another.

    Be safe all and change the path dam storm.. You will all be in our minds and hearts guys.

    I will keep an eye on this topic.

    Mike
     
  4. pmramsay

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    If it does turn into something serious (fingers crossed it wont) don't forget to check your travel insurance, a lot don't cover hurricanes/tropical storms.
     
  5. Drewbert

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    If it has been sitting in the heat that long and is new, the lubricant in the cylinder may have dried, and it might refuse to turn over.

    If this happens DON'T have some mechanic think it's seized and start pulling the motor apart - just spray plenty of WD40 down the spark plug hole and wait a day.

    I bought two weed whackers from homedepot for $200 pesos because they were "broken". One was brand new but didn't turn over - WD40 fixed it. :)
     
  6. CancunCanuck

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    Thanks Drew! I think if we have any problems we'll just call you and take out the mechanic altogether. :wink: :wink:

    Now, where do I get a gas canister and where do I store it safely?
     
  7. BrianL

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  8. EngineerGuy

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    I have been watching the weather channel about this. I pray this misses cancun!!
     
  9. ACBUD420

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    lets hope for the best! ill have my eyes glued to the weather channel
     
  10. BrianL

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    Its bad news when all the models are agreeing on a hit like this. Its usually pretty accurate when they all agree to it.


    I know a hurricane chaser who booked his tickets down to cancun for next week.....

    But it could still recurve right near the peninsula, which would be terrible for Lousiana and Mississippi as if it doesnt hit land before it hits the HOT waters of the Gulf of Mexico, itll strengthen to a category 5.... Just what a place like New Orleans needs.


    EDIT- Just read over my post and sorry if it sounds too negative. Don't mean to be negative at all and its still a good 5 days out... I'm just warning you guys since I actually study hurricanes as a hobby (yeah, i'm kinda a nerd) that this is one to watch.


    2nd EDIT: Looking at the most recent satelite pictures, its gonna be a category 1 hurricane when everyone wakes up in the morning. An eye is forming, and I feel it will be a strong category 2... possible category 3 in this time tomorrow night.
     
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