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Re: What would you do? Caught off guard by storm on the Chesapeake

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Originally Posted by capecodda View Post
I assume your trailer sailer is very shallow draft, and it looks like you're near a shallow bay. I guess I'd tuck in best I could, clean up the deck (everything that can catch the wind including the sails), and put down my anchor, go below, and make a cup of tea. No need to stay in the 20 ft channel with that boat....
Squalls and storms can come up quickly on the Chesapeake. I don't know that he'd have time to get to shallow water and do all the prep he needs to do in his scenario.

I fellow instructor once had his boat sink in a squall because he didn't have time to close all the hatches before it reached him. Of course, this was way before all the storm apps and the boat was small enough that he didn't have radar on board.
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