Hurricane Checklist - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 Old 08-22-2000 Thread Starter
Contributing Authors
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 325
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 18
 
Hurricane Checklist


Hurricane Checklist


Moving the Boat



  • If you want your marina to haul your boat, give them as much notice as possible.
  • If you trailer your boat, drive it to a safe location or move it inside a sturdy garage. Do not park it under trees or power lines, or between buildings. Drive stakes into the ground and lash down the trailer and boat.
  • If you decide to move your boat to a hurricane hole, consult the many helpful articles by our experts at SailNet. From the home page, enter keyword hurricane.

Clear the Decks



  • Remove the engine on your dinghy and deflate it.Store the engine and dinghy safely ashore or lash the dinghy to your boat.
  • Don sail covers or better yet, remove all sails.
  • Remove the boom and lash it to the deck.
  • Remove extra halyards. Attach the shackles of all halyards to a single line, then raise them all together to the top of the mast.
  • Roller-furling headsails should be removed if possible. If not, make sure all loose sails are securely lashed with several turns of the sheets.
  • Remove all canvas biminis, dodgers, hatch covers, etc., along with frames. Cover all electronics and lash them securely.
  • Remove BBQ grills, antennas, portable seating, cushions, etc.
  • Recharge all handheld VHFs in case you need them.
  • Remove and stow the shorepower cord.
  • Remove all valuables, including documents, portable electronics, passengers, and crew.

 Docklines and Chafe Protection


Order your SailNet Hurricane Prep Pack.




  • Double up all docklines.


  • Use high-stretch 3-strand Nylon, and make the docklines long enough to accommodate storm surge.


  • Add chafe gear on all lines at all chafe points. Use cut water hose, fire hose, or leather.


  • Deploy every fender you can get your hands on. Bigger is better.


  • If time permits, photograph your boat secured in its slip for insurance purposes.

Flood Prevention



  • Empty the bilge.
  • Clear all drains so they drain freely.
  • Fully charge your batteries to ensure that the bilge pump will operate.
  • Close all seacocks.
  • Seal hatches, ports, lockers, and vents with duct tape.
  • Batten down all the hatches to prevent torrential rains from entering the cabin.

Now leave the boat and secure yourself!

SailNet is offline  
 

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome