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Re: Hurricane Preparation

The attached picture is how I prepared Nellie Belle for Isaac recently. Removed furled front sail, removed boom and mainsail, removed most of the canvas covers, lowered and tied bimini up, installed LONG ropes for rising water and pulled the boat away from the dock. She rocked and rolled when Isaac came through Slidell, Louisiana, but rode out the storm with no issues. I saw more of the bottom than I wanted to on some of those rolls, but there was no damage. Next time I will use double ropes in case one lets go. For three days the wind pounded us and some of the ropes got chaffed pretty badly.

The two pictures show before the storm and just after the storm before the water went back down.
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Re: Hurricane Preparation

I'm in Maryland now after 2 years on the Inner Banks of NC. Scary there. You will get slammed...eventually. Last year my Cal 9.2 survived the eye of 110 mph wind passing overhead and an 11 ft storm surge. I had 2 anchors set. A large Rocna with 90' chain and a lewmar hook with chain and line. The line broke but the rocna held with no damage. I was on Broad Creek, in 8' of water. I think had I had more rode the line would have held but we only put out 80 on the second anchor. At 8:1, I'd need 64 foot (for 8 foot depth)...but the surge took it to 18' depth. That would call for 144' of line. Hence losing an anchor. But hey, no complaints! All I lost was that, and I have 2 close friends who lost their entire homes...washed away. Scary things those hurricanes. I read don't be on the same ocean as one. I agree and have no intention to...
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Re: Hurricane Preparation

Probably about time to stick this thread again...

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Full time cruising creates issues with finding a place to hide when you don't know the area very well. And don't know what the locals will be up to. Most haulout yards will be booked up, many have a list you get on way in advance. So that likely won't work.
Good hurricane holes will get filled with many locals, perhaps too many.
Running might work. But last year many ran up the hudson river only to get flood waters from the torrential rain. Irene was worse. If you run in the wrong direction, you've wasted several days for storm prep.
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Re: Hurricane Preparation

Very well put xort. This is exactly what I am going through today. We are from Texas. Left the Bahamas at the end of June to avoid Hurricanes, so headed up the NE coast. Our intensions were to go to the Chesapeake area. Not knowing where to hide between here and there was a nagging thought in my head. I opted to take a slip here in Brunswick, Georgia, hoping this turns out a good decision.

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Re: Hurricane Preparation

yes boat prep is important but there are other things you need to do.
first check you insurance and make a pdf of it along with the boat title. I also recommend pictures. exterior and interior and dingy especially if you are on the hook and or a mooring.
if you do not have insurance and you a live aboard (51% of the time} and if your boat gets damaged during a declared disaster FEMA will help with repairs.
you will have to call FEMA (•Phone: (800) 621-FEMA (3362). and they will not pay for new motors or sails only what need to live on your boat but FEMA will help with your repairs.
they will need id and boat info and proof you live on it which can me kept on a water proof flash drive.
Please pass this info on.
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Re: Hurricane Preparation

Does your marina, club, or harbor have a storm/hurricane plan?
What are your responsibilities under the plan? What timelines do you have to meet or what info do you have to provide? Do you need to sign up ahead of time for haul-out and tie down arrangements? Does your insurance pay for a preventative haul-out? Do you want to wait try to find out a few hours before landfall?

Also, for canal or creek mooring, how well might screw-in anchors work?
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Re: Hurricane Preparation

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yes boat prep is important but there are other things you need to do.
first check you insurance and make a pdf of it along with the boat title. I also recommend pictures. exterior and interior and dingy especially if you are on the hook and or a mooring.
if you do not have insurance and you a live aboard (51% of the time} and if your boat gets damaged during a declared disaster FEMA will help with repairs.
you will have to call FEMA (•Phone: (800) 621-FEMA (3362). and they will not pay for new motors or sails only what need to live on your boat but FEMA will help with your repairs.
they will need id and boat info and proof you live on it which can me kept on a water proof flash drive.
Please pass this info on.
good luck
Lew
Is this for storms in the USA and only for US nationals only in that storm.
Or is it for US nationals that are affected by storm damage even if it happens out side the US?
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Is this for storms in the USA and only for US nationals only in that storm.
Or is it for US nationals that are affected by storm damage even if it happens out side the US?
Determine ahead of time before a storm arrives.

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yes boat prep is important but there are other things you need to do.
first check you insurance and make a pdf of it along with the boat title. I also recommend pictures. exterior and interior and dingy especially if you are on the hook and or a mooring.
if you do not have insurance and you a live aboard (51% of the time} and if your boat gets damaged during a declared disaster FEMA will help with repairs.
you will have to call FEMA (•Phone: (800) 621-FEMA (3362). and they will not pay for new motors or sails only what need to live on your boat but FEMA will help with your repairs.
they will need id and boat info and proof you live on it which can me kept on a water proof flash drive.
Please pass this info on.
good luck
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