The Triton

Uncategorized

Rain, rain, go away: Weather at Miami show.

ADVERTISEMENT

By Tom Serio

Be careful what you wish for, because the rain that dampened docks and caved in the MTU tent yesterday will go away and leave a cold front (well, relatively cold for South Florida) in its wake. Expect temperatures to dip into the 40s tonight.


It seemed that as crew finished their chamois chores for yesterday’s opening, there may have been a respite as blue skies peeked through. But by early afternoon, big blobs of weather began drifting across the radar and let loose, chasing most people off the docks. Yachts and vendors were generous with their cover, but it was clear the rain would stay for the remainder of the day.


The heavy rains Thursday night collected on tent tops and caused at least one display to collapse. Metal frames across the top of the MTU engine display at ramp 14 were stressed and gave way as water pooled in the plastic cover. No one was hurt in the overnight collapse, and crews were on hand early to dismantle the damage and open the booth.


The sun should be out today, so the show will go on. Don’t forget a jacket or scarf for tonight. Tomorrow should be glorious and cool with a high of 63.


Tom Serio is a freelance reporter and photographer for Triton Today.

Related Posts...
Pork Medallions with Chili-Plum Sauce This is one those recipes that Read more...
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has agreed Read more...
Holland-based Wajer & Wajer Yachts has introduced the Osprey 38 Read more...
The 203-foot (62m) Feadship M/Y Sea Owl has left the Read more...
After a tenure of 11 years with Dockwise Yacht Transport Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Editor’s Picks

Working toward smooth sailing with crew visas

Working toward smooth sailing with crew visas

By Dorie Cox Yachts and their crew spend tens of millions of dollars on refits, maintenance and repairs, as well as provisions, …

Stew Cues: Handling costly, fragile crystal can be terrifying

Stew Cues: Handling costly, fragile crystal can be terrifying

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan I recently helped outfit a yacht with glassware. The owners found a beautiful set of antique cobalt blue …

Mexican marina makes room for larger yachts

Mexican marina makes room for larger yachts

Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has recently reconfigured the marina to hold more and larger yachts. The marina now has …

Triton Networking nets $1,500 for injured yachtie

Triton Networking nets $1,500 for injured yachtie

More than 200 captains, crew and industry people challenged the weather to attend Triton Networking last night with global marine travel …