Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-07-2016, 11:08   #1
Guy
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: So. Oregon, USA
Boat: Seafarer36c
Posts: 4,308
Eastern Caribbean storage.

How far south do you need to sail to find a place to haul your boat for Hurricane season?
__________________

__________________
Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2016, 12:27   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Oregon
Boat: 57' Laurent Giles Yawl
Posts: 755
Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

According to insurance companies, Grenada and Trinidad are safe enough from hurricanes.
__________________

__________________
our blog
msponer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2016, 12:48   #3
Guy
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: So. Oregon, USA
Boat: Seafarer36c
Posts: 4,308
Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

I don't care about insurance. I was hoping for something near Puerto Rico. Maybe a yard that has holes in the ground for the keel.
__________________
Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2016, 13:51   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Sailing the Caribbean
Boat: Switch 51
Posts: 1,498
Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

You can leave it anywhere you want. Any north of Grenada and you have an increased risk of being hit by a hurricane. You can leave it in PR, many people do, but then you need to be asking a different question - like, what is a good competent yard to keep my boat in the hurricane zone.
__________________
SVNeko is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2016, 14:07   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Colorado
Boat: Morgan 44 CC
Posts: 65
Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

A friend of mine has kept his boat for many years, year-round, at Jolly Harbour Marina - Antigua, and they do exactly as you describe: digging a hole, surrounding it with tires, and setting the boat on the tires.

He is highly complementary of this this marina.

For what it's worth.


Pic attached.
__________________
derfy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2016, 14:14   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Colorado
Boat: Morgan 44 CC
Posts: 65
Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

Trying again with the pic ... seemed not to go thru.
__________________
derfy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2016, 14:39   #7
Registered User
 
SV Liberty's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
Boat: Morgan Out Island 416
Posts: 155
Images: 1
Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

We hauled one season in Phillipsburg, St Martin. Check out St. Kitts for hole in the ground storage, possibly at better rates.
__________________
SV Liberty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2016, 15:01   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 253
Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guy View Post
I don't care about insurance. I was hoping for something near Puerto Rico. Maybe a yard that has holes in the ground for the keel.
Independent Boat Yard on St. Thomas, Spanish Town Virgin Gorda, and Nanny Cay Tórtola all do hurricane haul/ Storage. IBY sets the boats like in a sardine can (very close) both VG and Tórtola have holes if you want. St. Martin does too.
__________________
Jsta_Rebel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2016, 15:40   #9
Guy
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: So. Oregon, USA
Boat: Seafarer36c
Posts: 4,308
Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

Thanks. Sounds like there is nothing before the Virgin Islands. I would really like to haul out further up but the boat needs to be secure too. Pretty much a crap shoot unless the boat is in the ground I think.
__________________
Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2016, 15:48   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 253
Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guy View Post
Thanks. Sounds like there is nothing before the Virgin Islands. I would really like to haul out further up but the boat needs to be secure too. Pretty much a crap shoot unless the boat is in the ground I think.
You can haul your boat in Ponce PR, and San Juan, but I'm not familiar what they have for hurricane storage.
__________________
Jsta_Rebel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2016, 18:02   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 992
Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

Are there bugs on the ground? I know it is a good way to protect from wind but what other problems do bugs cause?

Sent from my SM-G360V using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
tuffr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2016, 18:11   #12
Guy
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: So. Oregon, USA
Boat: Seafarer36c
Posts: 4,308
Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tuffr2 View Post
Are there bugs on the ground? I know it is a good way to protect from wind but what other problems do bugs cause?
What about snakes, rats, mold and the bugs?
__________________
Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2016, 19:11   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 253
Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

You guys are funny. I guess you haul your boat at a yard where it sits on concrete or blacktop?? I've never seen a yard where the boats are not sitting on Jacks in the dirt, so what difference would sitting on Jacks in a hole make?? I'd like to see one of these concrete yards.
__________________
Jsta_Rebel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2016, 19:25   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 264
Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guy View Post
Thanks. Sounds like there is nothing before the Virgin Islands. I would really like to haul out further up but the boat needs to be secure too. Pretty much a crap shoot unless the boat is in the ground I think.
If you want to be in Puerto Rico, then these yards should be of interest:

Puerto del Rey
Varadero @ Palmas del Mar, Humacao, Puerto Rico
__________________

__________________
JayH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Caribbean, eastern caribbean, rib, storage

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cheap Boat Storage in Eastern Florida Bright Eyes Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 3 02-08-2011 19:56
Eastern Caribbean charts for Raymarine E series mauiboy86 Navigation 5 17-09-2008 12:02
GPRS/EDGE data service in eastern Caribbean JB Marine Electronics 0 23-09-2007 15:48
Request for waypoints for eastern Caribbean NormR Navigation 7 14-12-2004 09:48
Request for chart info for eastern Caribbean NormR Navigation 1 12-08-2004 13:59



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:32.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.