Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Houston, TX
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Don't read books and think you are ready, you won't be - it doesn't matter what Lin and Larry or Alard or someone on this net did, it will be your storm in your boat and you trying to survive. So, in your own boat, learn how to reef down or drop sails quickly, how to run before a storm with and without sails, claw off a lee shore and practice laying ahull. Know your engine - how to change an impeller, how to change a clogged filter , how to bleed the engine, etc.
Then you are ready for whatever comes.
s/v Paloma, Bristol 29.9, #141
Slipped in Bahia Marina, easy access to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.