Glad you and the floatilla also got to Trini without incident - that seems to be the common (and fortunate) message from cruisers this sailing season.
Re your comments on boat prep w.r.t . shrink wrap and dehumidifiers, I offer the following:
1. I was quoted over $800 US to shrinkwrap my 38' catamaran
and Peakes could not do it because of backlog until the middle of June. I opted to use industrial grade tarps (bought from Budget Marine
just down the road from Peakes) for substantially less money
and the tarps will be reusable for future storage
requirements. Two large tarps gives me adequate coverage of my boat and gives me the same protective functionality as the shrink wrap option. Like many boats there in storage
, I also had a light, inexpensive protective wax applied to the hulls and topsides for protection. It will be removed when I return to the boat after the hurricane
season and then a premium polish will be applied.
2. Several service
companies advised me to use A/C rather than dehumidifiers for my storage requirements. There are several rental providers readily available there. I had one installed and the boat was kept delightfully cool while I was on the hard
getting the boat ready for storage and I left a very cool, comfortable boat interior
when I left the boat and flew home.
Info offered for your consideration.