I'm overkill when these come in. My boat is stripped I find alternative points to tie too and add chafe gear
and then add some more run out anchors. If you have ever seen 3/4 inch line get chafed and burned through added another line and seen that get smoked you will take any and every storm serious. I nearly lost
a boat that had doubled lines dockside. Doubled lines were 3/4 inch nylon 3 strand 2 port 2 starboard on bow and stern and springs. Unexpected nor Easter came in and beat the marina and my boat. During the blow we ran an anchor
out to swing the boat clear from the rest of the docks.I was amazed at fast lines were getting burned up. Not the best slip in town but I learned a lesson about how energy gets transferred. I think that is a key component. We are dealing with huge amounts of energy and we need to think how that energy gets dissipated. Similar to running a drogue
or a sea anchor
. My goal is too reduce the energy I have to manage and the energy I do receive gets transferred off the boat in a managed engineered fashion. In the past few tropical storms and earlier hurricanes I put out additional anchors which I have been able to transfer some of that energy to, sometimes I didn't have to load the anchors and transfer loads but I had the option.