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Re: What do you about Hurricanes?

Hi Eric,

You avoid hurricane areas in hurricane season.
In the Caribbean the cost of Panama, Columbia and Venuzalea are safe.
Trinidad is safe-ish
Grenada gets hurricanes but not often and it's not far to escape to the coast of Trinidad or Venuzalea.

Sure you can anchor out in one. Wanna die?

My advice is always sail in the right season. So if you are in a hurricane area before the season starts make sure you are out by the beginning of the season.
No ifs, buts or maybe's. Death is permanent.

There are places to put your boat inside hurricane areas, some marinas should be pretty safe... But on a tight budget you can't do that.
Some areas you can haul out and they dig your boat not a trench.... Expensive and you can't sail, and its too hot.

So have a look at Grenada. Hundreds of cruisers go there each year. Or maybe Columbia. Girls are pretty there, so they tell me...

All the best,


Mark
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