Re: What do you about Hurricanes?
Another thought. Most marinas around here have a hurricane haul out list that you must get on early in the season to insure they can get you out. In the short period of time, they just can't get everyone out.
A smaller boat would have more options, but you would find yourself scrambling. I guess, on a limited budget, this isn't much of an option anyway.
Just about any New England cruising guide will tell you where the hurricane holes are for highly protected anchoring. Or just ask here, if you see one coming. Its hard to imagine you could be more than a day (probably much less) away from one at any time and we usually get 5 days notice of a real threat.
If you're hunkered down in one, sails stripped, and decked buttoned down and she looks like she will hit, then grab a bag of clothes, catch a train and get out of dodge. This is what insurance is for, which will also be much cheaper if you get above the Carolinas from July through Oct.
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