Hurricane Preparations


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Daria Blackwell
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Advice on preparations for hurricane force winds from BoatUS VP and OCC member Beth Leonard.

“It is important to remember that there are no silver bullets for any of this,” Leonard says. “All you can do is prepare your best and hope you don’t end up in the eye of a Category 5.” However, a new technique that many marinas and boatyards are adopting is a tweak on the old method of hauling out—hauling out and tying down the boat using construction-style tow straps attached to hard points on the ground, keeping the boats in their jackstands no matter how high the storm surge gets.

Read more here.

http://www.sailmagazine.com/cruising/cruising-tips/how-to-prepare-your-boat-if-its-in-the-path-of-a-hurricane/?utm_source=sail-enewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=textlink&utm_campaign=enewsletter

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