Flooded boat houses in Cambridge flooding 2001:
What happened inside one of the boat houses:
Severe flooding swept through Cambridge, and our boat bays found
themselves under a foot and a half of water. Unfortunately, Peter Brandt's
airtight construction meant that it floated in to the underside of the
rack above - severely cracking the shell, taking the club's new novice
boat out of action for the second novice term in a row.
Seems like having racks without sharp edges would generally be a good
idea... and do any of those houses in Holland ever raise and then float
away in a flood??
> Personally Im looking at designing/building a boat house or picking up
> someone elses design and building.
> The systems Im particularly interested in are:-
> Systems to automatically raise racks as flood water ingresses.
> OR to raise the whole building as water levels rise.
> In holland they have houses built with this type of system so not
> beyond the wit of man to mitigate flood damage to boats. A stocked
> boat house can easily have 250000 worth of boats so its an area worth
> lookiing at in detail.
> Anyone who is similarly interest please feel free to keep in contact.