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Old 05-05-2011, 06:38   #1
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Leaving a Boat in Luperon for Hurricane Season

We are going home to work for the summer and plan to leave our boat in Luperon for 3-4 months. We liked the town, albeit muddy, and we have heard this place is one of the safest from hurricane damage if you plan to leave the boat for awhile... anyone have experience leaving their boat securely in Luperon? How did you leave your boat anchored/tied/moored? Was it necessary to hire someone to check on your boat while away? Thanks
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:53   #2
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Re: Leaving a boat in Luperon for hurricane season

Sounds risky to me. That's right in the zone for trouble, isn't it?
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Re: Leaving a boat in Luperon for hurricane season

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We are going home to work for the summer and plan to leave our boat in Luperon for 3-4 months. We liked the town, albeit muddy, and we have heard this place is one of the safest from hurricane damage if you plan to leave the boat for awhile... anyone have experience leaving their boat securely in Luperon? How did you leave your boat anchored/tied/moored? Was it necessary to hire someone to check on your boat while away? Thanks
Some friends of ours on a sistership to ours--s/v Ocean Angel--left here (Tampa Bay) in late March and are now at Ocean World marina in DR having passed on Luperon. After a short visit to the area our pal declared that he wouldn't have left his boat there if his life depended upon it. (Evidently, even the DR locals thought it would be very unwise.) He and his wife are now preparing to leave for PR and eventually Nanny Cay in the BVI where they will leave the boat on the hard for hurricane season.

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Old 06-05-2011, 17:49   #4
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Re: Leaving a Boat in Luperon for Hurricane Season

Wow, after searching these forums and talking with many other cruisers I must say I'm a little surprised to get two negative replies on this! I'm hoping to hear from some of the many people who have done this before and learn from their experience....
Not everyone can afford to stay in marinas/boatyards all summer!
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Re: Leaving a Boat in Luperon for Hurricane Season

why stay in the hurricane belt, why not go south? ...
Curacao is a 3 day sail and it's hurricane safe here ...
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what about running across the pond to Europe or the Med?
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what about running across the pond to Europe or the Med?
Hell, just sail the thing back up the east coast and save on the plane fare if you are going to do that.

I would look for someplace to haul out, can't be that expensive to leave it on the hard on DR, clean/paint the bottom while your at it. Prepare the boat as you would if expecting a hurricane.
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Hell, just sail the thing back up the east coast and save on the plane fare if you are going to do that.

I would look for someplace to haul out, can't be that expensive to leave it on the hard on DR, clean/paint the bottom while your at it. Prepare the boat as you would if expecting a hurricane.
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Well I would think STAYING with the boat in EU or Med would be more fun than leaving it there all alone during the summer?!?
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Well I would think STAYING with the boat in EU or Med would be more fun than leaving it there all alone during the summer?!?
Did you not read the post? They are going back to work to replenish the kitty.
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