Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Callao, VA
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haulout and blocking, if and only if you are confident the land will stay...as you have noticed many of the marinas up that way are but a wide spot away from the water...
second is the hurricane hole...truly, but they are few and far between..the best is to head up the creek and tie off between sizable trees in the channel or run her aground and tie off...
the marinas now adays have often jetted in the main pilings, which are way too short to handle the surge...and your boat jut becomes a pin cushion for them, if they stay in the ground at all...re: jetted in means NO holding power at all.
many of the floater piles are too short as well, and the floating docks just float over the top and down the wind...I had friends on a SW VA lake that between the wind piling up the water and the rainfall..the float over topped the almost 6' of piling and washed ashore with the boat still attached.
Down the bay is usually safer as there is more room for the backed up water to spread rather than rise. there are more landed areas (Kinsale, Callao, Smith Point) that offer true wind protection, still are reasonably deep, and offer sturdy tie points...
Eastern shore similarly.. St Michaels is decent as is Kent Island..down the bay solomons
YOu might read up on Boat US, they used to have a good write up there on pre-hurricane, and I know they offer guidance for haulouts and runaway strategy as well as deductible changes if you do or don't do it right in the event of a named storm...