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Old 30-07-2011, 10:41   #16
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Re: Dinghy when Anchored in Hurricane ?

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Attach a mooring ball to it and sink it until the storms over?
This may sound like a silly suggestion, but it has merit. How I would defeat the sealed floatation compartments is another issue, however.
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Re: Dinghy when Anchored in Hurricane ?

My approach is only marginally different than above. My hurricane plan is to anchor in a hole. I tie the dinghy (a Caribe L9 RIB) to both stern cleats using a bridle with independent legs (so in case one leg chafes through I don't lose the dinghy). In turn I hang a bucket off the back of the dinghy as a small sea anchor. Only if the wind starts to pipe up do I flood the dinghy. This approach assumes staying on board of course.

I've found the flooded dinghy reduces hunting of the boat at anchor which is a nice benefit.
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She arrives in Baltimore on the 25th of August, and I'll sail her down to the BVI in November. Are you going to be heading up-island again?
Yes. I think I might be in St Martin for Christmas.

Its a happy place at that time.

It will be an exciting time for you on your new boat's maiden voyage.

I am sure we will bunmp into each other


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