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Re: Hurricane Hole - How to Choose

Hurricane Hole = protection from wind, waves, and storm surge combined with good opportunities for securing the boat (e.g. excellent holding ground if anchoring). So you want to minimize fetch from as many directions as possible or at least certainly from the directions from which you expect the wind to be strongest. The other issue to contend with are the other boats -- you may have a very secure mooring, but if there are other less-well secured boats around you that could break free in the storm, they could total your boat on their way to the rocks.

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