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I had the same thoughts as others here about how many of these boats seem to not had much storm prep done.

Upon further consideration, I imagine I'd prep by house and evacuate my kids and dog before I worried about my jib.
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I had the same thoughts as others here about how many of these boats seem to not had much storm prep done.

Upon further consideration, I imagine I'd prep by house and evacuate my kids and dog before I worried about my jib.
Undoubtably...

..but if you had an expensive boat parked right outside, hindsight would seem to recommend at least a few minutes removal of all sails and loose-fitting covers if you wish to find your boat approximately where you left it when you come home.
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..but if you had an expensive boat parked right outside, hindsight would seem to recommend at least a few minutes removal of all sails and loose-fitting covers if you wish to find your boat approximately where you left it when you come home.
True. But I live an a major city hour and a half way from the lovely retreat of my home port, and I imagine many of the boats in Galveston Bay belong to- Houstonions? Houstonites? People from Houston.
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It would seem prudent to me to take down the headsail anywhere in the gulf around mid-August if you can't get to the boat easily. Otherwise take the headsail down as soon as any hurricane has a path projected into the gulf.
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Lots of those boats that are sitting aground look like they can be re-floated. While it looks very bad (and for many it is); many the boats that were not sunk look like they can be salvaged (if looters don't cut into the hull).
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Bad post-Katrina flashback..
Tom, I was thinking of you when I saw these, slaloming out of West End to avoid the masts....
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..but if you had an expensive boat parked right outside, hindsight would seem to recommend at least a few minutes removal of all sails and loose-fitting covers if you wish to find your boat approximately where you left it when you come home.
Have to agree with you. With a hurricane heading your way I can't imagine why you would leave the jib on the furler, or the main on the boom. Unless you are looking for the insurance company to buy you a nice new set

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Not nice, not nice at all. That was really sad to see.
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Most insurance policies exclude canvas and sails from coverage. I think they were just trying to pack up and get out of town; forget about pulling down sails just tie the boat good and hope it survives the storm.
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