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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...
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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.
That's interesting.

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HAHAH!! I don't have a clue what you men..,. meon, (kids, be quiet!!!)... mean.

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Give the video to your kids, and have them post it to the web...

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.
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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
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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!

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You are certainly welcome. I am glad it helps.

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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.

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