Originally Posted by sailingaway221
After just going through Earl in St. Martin... my advice would ... well at least if you like your dingy... take it apart and put it away..... If it looks really bad take everything off the deck
of your boat.. sails
... boom.. kite pole etc and stick it below. I saw too many people loose boats because the didn't really want to take the time to prepare.
Have you checked said mooring lately?
That sounds like really good advice. Isn't the theory to reduce windage to a minimum and increase mooring support as much as possible. I would think the mantra would be strip it naked, check mooring security
, mitigate chafe, and don't be downwind of violators of the above mantra. I have no experience but am about to get some during this October in the Sea of Cortez
, both at anchor
and in a slip. Last year in San Carlos
they got an Oct. 'cane which spent itself over that town in 15 hours of hard rain. So this topic holds some immediate interest for me.
btw, isn't an airborne dinghy adding literal tons of drag on the rode