Re: Thunderstorm in Chesapeake Bay
SV's offshore experience raises good point for those of us that only have to deal with the short lived TS on the Chesapeake and that relates to preparing BEFORE the gust front hits.
The art is doing it at the right time, but the right time allows you to check for things like lines in the water or loose gear lashings, before the 40 knot winds hit and the boat is on its ear.
Bubbles, the fender idea is also a good one if you feel someone of questionable skill has anchored upwind of you even in the absense of a storm. Better to leave your anchor to be retrived later and let them drag on by than get tangled up.
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36