Hurricane Checklist - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Contributing Authors > Miscellaneous
 Not a Member? 


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-22-2000
Contributing Authors
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 325
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
SailNet is on a distinguished road
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!

Quick reply to this message
 

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:

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

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:30 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.