SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Seamanship & Navigation Forum devoted to seamanship and navigation topics, including paper and electronic charting tools.

Thread: Tips to survive a hurricane Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

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


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

Email Address:


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.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
02-05-2001 06:15 AM
Tips to survive a hurricane

Sorry, but is this a rhetorical question? My met. course goes into great detail about tracking a cyclone and choosing a hole that will give you offshore winds as it passes. Otherwise you get caught on a lee shore with surge into the hole that may be worse than being at sea. Tracking from first cyclone warning is paramount to allow you time to choose a hole or sea.
01-14-2001 04:30 PM
Tips to survive a hurricane

I would venture to bet that they all failed to put out enough ground tackle and otherwise properly prepare for the storm. Did anyone drag and take others with them? There is a good chance that they did not make allowance for the storm surge that accompanied the storm. Hurricane holes are shelters, but are not the guarantee that some might think.

I have plans to sail all over the Bahamas, but it will not happen for a while...have to get my boat better equipped and save up some money so I can spend the entire winter down there. I''m not terribly inclined to spend the summer, humid, and not a good place to get caught by a major storm.
01-07-2001 12:15 PM
Tips to survive a hurricane

Having chosen a hurricane hole in the Bahamas, little did I realize that it was to be tested by ''Floyd'' a cat.4 Out of 17 in the hole only 9 survived - why??
E-mail me if you are considering sailing in the Abaco''s. Mike

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

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

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