Originally Posted by PaulSommers
With hurricane season starting June 1, where do people go? I plan to end up in the Bahamas in December 2011 and will want to cross over to Florida to leave the boat during hurricane season 2012, unless there are places in the Bahamas that are "relatively safe." Should I head
for the west coast
of Florida? My vessel is a sailboat with 5' draft
, by the way.
Those that are coming back are likely heading home to get out of the islands during hurricane season. Some are heading back to the mainland and then heading north to their home port. Others are coming back and putting their boats on the hard
for needed maintenance
work. Some are just coming back because they don't want to leave their boat unattended in the islands during the season. I'm sure for some their insurance
dictates where the boat has to be during the season to maintain insurance
. Either on the hard
, or out of the hurricane danger
As for hiding during the season in the islands, there are some on here that can give you exact locations and better advice than I can. I've never left a boat in the islands for hurricane season.