Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Callao, VA
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Re: Hurricane Irma - On the Hook
Odd opinion here, but where is your boat usually stored??? The idea of putting the boat on the hook (Anchor???) or mooring..where there will be only one thing linking the boat to the point....I would and have, run the boat up the nearest creek, aground or close to it and tether it to the sides of the creek, using several lines to do so.. We have installed several boats "up the creek" over the years and have had significantly less damage than watching one dance on a mooring or anchor lead..or worse breaking loose and running wild.
Either way, remove anything that can be removed, sails, canvas, frames and even winch covers (seldom make it through a strong blow) and tie down the rest using multiple paths and lines. We even bring home electronics and high value things that can be removed.