Thanks for the info. It is a damn shame that people are that negligent or irresponsible.
My boat is kept in a harbor that is one of the safest in the world as it has a hurricane barrier that shuts and protects the harbor from the storm surge... and I or one of my crew still go down to check on my boat before and after every storm—named or not.
Thats a pic of anaconda 2, washed onto the rocks during a cat 3 cyclone last week.
This next comment may get under the noses of a few.
Lots of boats were left on the anchor or on a mooring and now damaged/sunk. There are a few cyclone holes nearby and the owners only had about 10 days warning [meaning that within 24 hrs you can be in as safe a cyclone hole as possible].
It does not appear that much/any attempt was made to secure these yachts as best as possible. Apparently 2 were washed onto the breakwater whilst attempting to enter a marina during the worst of the cyclone.
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
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