TNT Custom Marine’s John Tomlinson recently caught up with Matt Trulio of Speed on the Water to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Check out a portion of the article, below.
While the storm did deviate west from its predicted collision course with Miami, the city still took a hard hit from 65- to 95-mph winds and heavy storm surge. John Tomlinson of TNT Custom Marine reported that his marina-based facility “skated through” without any major damage.
“The 55 boats on the floor inside the barn are perfect,” he said. “All the boats on blocks outside are fine, too. That area was a foot underwater, but the boats were a foot above it. Halfway through the storm, I said to my wife, Donna, ‘By now the roof has to have come off the building,’ but it didn’t happen. Everything there is perfect.”
Tomlinson did, however, report losing the dock in front of his canal-side home a few miles away.
“There were four- to five-footers rolling down the canal,” he said. “They were tearing Jet Skis right off the docks and sinking boats. We don’t have power now and I’m heading to my son’s brewery with a couple of generators so we can save $50,000 worth of beer. All in all, I’m pleased. I’m very happy. It could have been much worse.”