Bombay Explorer 44
Join Date: Apr 2009
Thanked 76 Times in 72 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Re: Hurricane Season: What's Your Plan?
In all the hurricanes I've seen here in new England, I've never seen a boat that is properly blocked and chained blow off it's stands. The only one I've seen fall over was in someone's back yard. The rain made the ground so soft that the stands pushed in far enough for it to topple over. If the stands are on pads, and chained together, it would take a hell of a blow to knock over a boat. I vote for a haul out if it's going to be a direct hit.
Hmm go to google images and do a search on ' huricane ivan boatyard ' .
Those boats were on stands that were chained together in the vast majority of cases.
Insurance Co.s now require boatyards in this area to have tie downs as well.
As for my plan I know where the mangrove hurricane holes are, the diesel tank is full and I am ready to go at 3 hours notice.
Last edited by TQA; 07-06-2012 at 08:34 PM.