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Re: You DO NOT want to be living on a sailboat during a Hurricane

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Originally Posted by saldrich View Post
This is what happened to a house during the Philippines typhoon....
New video shows typhoon wave washing away house - YouTube
Could you imagine what that wave would've done to a boat?
"You DO NOT want to be living on a sailboat during a Hurricane"
Why in the world not?
At least a couple of full days of hard work preparing the boat and securing her before the storm. Then, the equivalent feeling to standing one foot from a freight train moving at 60 mph for the duration. Next we get the days of cleaning up and putting the boat back together afterwards, in the hot and humid conditions that follow a tropical storm. All that, assuming you did your job properly, and everybody else did too, so their boat didn't destroy yours.
What's not to love about being on a boat in a tropical storm?
Ain't yachting fun?

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.

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