Hurricane Preparation - Page 3 - 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 > Skills and Seamanship > Weather
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree9Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 08-16-2007
Valiente's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Valiente has a spectacular aura about Valiente has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
Valiente...never would I choose that if I could get to land in time.
In one case you risk your boat...in the other you risk your life and the risk is not small.
Ask Gainer....he's been there!!
True, but I guess that depends on the land and my confidence in my own seamanship.

I didn't mean "tough it out on a lee shore", but more along the lines of "get out of the zone if you have 48 hours warning". A roll of the dice, of course, but were I in the mangrove swamps of Belize, going to sea might preserve both life and boat better than the land option...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #22  
Old 08-16-2007
NOLAsailing's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mandeville, LA
Posts: 504
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
NOLAsailing is on a distinguished road
Quote:
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.
That's interesting.
__________________
-Jason

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #23  
Old 08-16-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruisingdad View Post
HAHAH!! I don't have a clue what you men..,. meon, (kids, be quiet!!!)... mean.

- CD
Give the video to your kids, and have them post it to the web...
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #24  
Old 08-16-2007
USCGRET1990's Avatar
SENIOR CHIEF
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: YORKTOWN, VA
Posts: 1,380
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
USCGRET1990 is on a distinguished road
In the CG, we put them on the hard. There's no way to keep them properly tied up with the storm surge. Bigger Cutters got underway and stayed clear of the storm as best they could.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #25  
Old 08-16-2007
Cruisingdad's Avatar
Best Looking MALE Mod
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 9,904
Thanks: 3
Thanked 110 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough
I just remembered something else we did: Go buy a small air conditioner... one just big enough for a single room. Your generator (house) should be able to run that. You will want at least one place you can sleep in with comfort.

Again, I wrote this mostly for a boaters, but many of you have homes too.

- CD

AND DO NOT PUT A GENERATOR IN YOUR GARAGE OR HOUSE WHILE RUNNING IT, EVEN WITH THE DOORS OPEN. THAT TOOK LIVES IN S FL AFTER CHARLIE. Even with your garage open, it will pump CO into the house. You will go to sleep and never wake up.
__________________
Sailnet Moderator



1987 Tayana Vancouver 42, Credendo Vides, (Mom and Pops boat, F/T Mobile Live Aboards in Puget Sound)

My Website:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow My Blog at:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow me on Facebook:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #26  
Old 08-16-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 133
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
WuWei is on a distinguished road
CD,

THANK YOU! You have just taken the stress out of the whole securing the garage door thing. Why could I not think of that?!? I also like the idea of stocking up on shingles, tarpaper, tar and nails. It makes sense.

Funny you mention the window AC unit- we have one in the garage that we used to use for the boat. Just never got around to getting rid of it... Now, it has a potential use. Thanks a bunch!

Chris
US 30' Wu-Wei
http://www.diysailor.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #27  
Old 08-17-2007
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 522
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
rewell6 is on a distinguished road
I vote this needs to be a sticky.

Hurricane prep is something that everyone should be aware of. Lots of newbies, such as me, have the concern of keeping a boat near the coast during hurricane season.

Edit out the junk posts (like this) and keep only pertinent info.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #28  
Old 08-17-2007
Valiente's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Valiente has a spectacular aura about Valiente has a spectacular aura about
This isn't pertinent just to U.S. Gulf Coast/Florida readers (not to mention the people living on the islands, of course, which get pasted far more often than the U.S.). It is good information for people in Nova Scotia, which took Hurricane Juan a while back and lost boats even in Halifax's relatively sheltered harbour, or for people in Toronto, who took the storm that was once Isabelle and had more than a few lines chafe through then.

It was a while back, but Hurricane Hazel in 1954 killed over 80 people in my city with 90 knot winds. It strengthened, if only briefly, over Lake Ontario itself. I bring this up to dispell any Northern smugness about hurricane prep: the right storm at the right time can blast a much larger chunk of North America than just the southeast U.S.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Hazel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Juan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #29  
Old 08-17-2007
Cruisingdad's Avatar
Best Looking MALE Mod
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 9,904
Thanks: 3
Thanked 110 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough
Quote:
Originally Posted by WuWei View Post
CD,

THANK YOU! You have just taken the stress out of the whole securing the garage door thing. Why could I not think of that?!? I also like the idea of stocking up on shingles, tarpaper, tar and nails. It makes sense.

Funny you mention the window AC unit- we have one in the garage that we used to use for the boat. Just never got around to getting rid of it... Now, it has a potential use. Thanks a bunch!

Chris
US 30' Wu-Wei
http://www.diysailor.com
Chris,

You are certainly welcome. I am glad it helps.

- CD
__________________
Sailnet Moderator



1987 Tayana Vancouver 42, Credendo Vides, (Mom and Pops boat, F/T Mobile Live Aboards in Puget Sound)

My Website:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow My Blog at:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow me on Facebook:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #30  
Old 08-17-2007
Cruisingdad's Avatar
Best Looking MALE Mod
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Washington State
Posts: 9,904
Thanks: 3
Thanked 110 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough Cruisingdad is a jewel in the rough
Quote:
Originally Posted by rewell6 View Post
I vote this needs to be a sticky.

Hurricane prep is something that everyone should be aware of. Lots of newbies, such as me, have the concern of keeping a boat near the coast during hurricane season.

Edit out the junk posts (like this) and keep only pertinent info.
DO other members feel this should be a sticky? If so, I will make it one for Hurricane season.

- CD
__________________
Sailnet Moderator



1987 Tayana Vancouver 42, Credendo Vides, (Mom and Pops boat, F/T Mobile Live Aboards in Puget Sound)

My Website:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow My Blog at:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Follow me on Facebook:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Science of Hurricanes Michael Carr Seamanship Articles 0 07-10-2003 09:00 PM
Hurricane Warning Ralph Doolin Seamanship Articles 0 08-03-2000 09:00 PM
Hurricane Warning Ralph Doolin Cruising Articles 0 08-03-2000 09:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:55 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.