Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I made it through my first hurricane!
Well I bought my boat about six months ago and just survived Hurricane Gustav! I tied the boat up well, and didn't have any problems. I noticed a little bit of chafing on one line, but that was about it. I also had about two inches of water, but turned the bilge on and pumped that out. I am going to try and take my boat out of the water for the winter to do some work to it (rewire electrical, install bigger battery bank, repaint the deck, etc), and hopefully before these other storms have an opportunity to come my way.
Main reason of the post was to say thanks to everyone who contributed to the Hurricane post and said the many different ways they tie their boats up, and what they do to protect it from wind, water and tide. I decided to spider the lines from smallest diameter lines to larger diameter lines and it really worked. The boat didn't touch the dock and all lines stayed in tact. Anyway, thanks for all of the info. It came in very useful for my first time!
Lake Pontchartrain and beyond (hopefully)
1978 Ranger 23