Originally Posted by Capt Wraun
That's a sad bunch of pictures. A real mess but it makes me wonder why bother paying for the haulout if you're still ending up with an insurance
claim. Do the marinas
make you haul them out to protect their docks or something? Sorry for my ignorance, just curious.
All the best to you
Think of it in terms of a risk matrix. Being in the water
is preferred 1) if you can get out of the way of the approaching storm; 2) if you have the sea way. Marinas
are fixed in position therefore 1) does not apply. Marinas do not offer a seaway so that is also out. Too, breakwaters are made of angular rock or man made heavy objects. The more angular the better for holding in place. That angularity is bad for boat hulls. And, as has been mentioned, boats busting free of their position and flotsam which can carry significant inertia will cause significant damage when they come against the lee which just may be your boat.
Being out of the water
is better when a storm approaches. It is the surge and the wind
which causes most damage. Being out of the water removes the vessel from harm as caused by these conditions. But when the surge is immense enough to cause severe flooding of the high ground, all bets are off as to what protection being hauled should offer.
Of course there are many other things the boat owner or agent could do to protect the boat. But you have to factor in labor, availability of labor, materials required, cost, and time alloted to mobilize.
Example: Trucking the boat out of the area could be viable except the time to procure adequate trucking, the costs, and likely availability of trucking would all factor into whether it is truly a viable alternative. Keep in mind the trucking would have to include a storage
yard and the return trip include refloating the vessel.