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Re: Hurricane Preparation

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Originally Posted by fryewe View Post
I would only add that you consider how your hurricane hole might be cut off by silting or flood debris due to surge - or runoff of the extensive rains through creeks or rivers. When your boat survives you have to be able to get it back to deeper water.
That can come later, if it survives. I know of a Cape Dory 33 that survived Katrina up in a canal, that was trapped in it for almost a year, because so many trees had fallen across the canal and blocked it. But, we weren't doing much sailing for a year after Katrina, anyway (too much debris in the water).
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