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Thanks for the info, CD and the rest of you! I'm getting a little leary of TS Dean, especially when he hits the gulf as a Cat 4 hurricane. Ironically, my vacation is for next week and the week after... We have all the stuff to prep the boat- TONS of line and fenders (in addition to plans to remove the solar panels, bimini, outdoor electronics, Jim Buoy, dink, main and genny), but it looks like I need a serious trip to Sams Club to stockpile on water and batteries (pretty well stocked on canned food.) We always keep a handheld VHF at home charged- CH16 provides hours of drama to entertain us on the back porch. The only thing we're trying to figure out is how we can secure our garage door in case of high winds. Tampa already got hit by TS Barry this year, so we're hoping that was it. So much for our plans to go to Jamaica next week...

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One thing about chafe protection... use something that isn't waterproof. Hose is not very good in a storm or hurricane, since it will allow the nylon docklines to fail due to internal heat and friction.... using something like denim or canvas is a much better solution for really severe storms, since they let the water through to cool and lubricate the lines.

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Thanks for the info, CD and the rest of you! I'm getting a little leary of TS Dean, especially when he hits the gulf as a Cat 4 hurricane. Ironically, my vacation is for next week and the week after... We have all the stuff to prep the boat- TONS of line and fenders (in addition to plans to remove the solar panels, bimini, outdoor electronics, Jim Buoy, dink, main and genny), but it looks like I need a serious trip to Sams Club to stockpile on water and batteries (pretty well stocked on canned food.) We always keep a handheld VHF at home charged- CH16 provides hours of drama to entertain us on the back porch. The only thing we're trying to figure out is how we can secure our garage door in case of high winds. Tampa already got hit by TS Barry this year, so we're hoping that was it. So much for our plans to go to Jamaica next week...

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We pulled the cars all the way up against the garage doors the second time (on the inside... close it and push the cars up agasint it with OSB against the bumper and 2x4... cars on the inside of that makes sense). We did that the third time too and used a sheet of osb and 2x4 for extra support. Go get some OSB right now while it is cheap and available. Just stack it in your garage. Also get a bunch of shingles that match. You can return them later. Button caps and tar paper is a good idea too. Again, you can return them later but they will be unavilable afterwards.

The garage doors are the weakest part of your house and WILL buckle. Next weakest is the lanai. Next are the windows. I don't know how old your house is but ours was built to 135mph (IIRC) standard as we were on the coast/icw.

Here is a pic of how to make garage door and window reinforcements. THe 2x4 should be screwed to the osb. It would be better to double them with strips of plywood between them (like you build a header), but that may take too much time. Anyways, here you go:


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13) Double or triple lines if you are in a marina. I call it spidering, but I am sure there is some nautical term for it. Basically the more lines, the better.


Great Post CD, thanks for the reminder.


A added suggestion.............................

If keeping the boat at the dock is your only choice...consider when adding dock lines, use 3-4 different diameter dock lines. The smallest line should be the shortest, (not tight just shorter than the rest) and it will stretch the most and absorb a lot of the shock, then the next size a bit longer, and so on. This worked well for us during Isabel in 2003. I cant take credit for the idea, my boat neighbor at the time suggested it, a 70 year old salt


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Thanks CD and others for all the info. I am sure Southern New England will be hit this year by a hurricane because I bought my first boat There is a hurricane out there with my name on it, and I know this from past history. In the mid 90's we had a winter that snow almost all the time, record snow fall of 120 inches. The following year I bought a snow blower, we had 6 inches of snow. So this year we will be hit.

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CD did you ever get that movie worked out. You were going to copy it to a dvd and post it. I'm sure many here would like to see it. I will be glad if needed.
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Excellent post CD! I wish all of you well. may you and your vessels remain safe and unscathed!

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CD did you ever get that movie worked out. You were going to copy it to a dvd and post it. I'm sure many here would like to see it. I will be glad if needed.
I have been running and moving, as many may know. That is why I have not worked on it. Still running today... and may be for a while. Hopefully I will get it out soon.

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That was supposed to say "I will be glad to help with the dvd thing if you need it". When you have little kids sometimes it's hard to keep your train of thought while typing. And not much time for proofreading.
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That was supposed to say "I will be glad to help with the dvd thing if you need it". When you have little kids sometimes it's hard to keep your train of thought while typing. And not much time for proofreading.
HAHAH!! I don't have a clue what you men..,. meon, (kids, be quiet!!!)... mean.

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