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Old 31-03-2013, 12:45   #1
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Hurican plan

I hope to be living aboard and working in Sabine Pass at the new LNG export facility before the end of Sumer. This will be new to my wife and I. We hope at be able to buy a suitable boat with the living allowance provided by my work. My questions (of witch I have many) involve protecting our home during a hurricane . Would I run to Galveston Bay?
Any other thoughts having anything to do with my plan would be great !
We sail on our lake in Colorado and want to cruise but work a fact of life for now.
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Old 31-03-2013, 15:33   #2
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Re: Hurican plan

I assume that this is a day job or shift work where you can go home at the end of the day as opposed to working on a rig for days at a time. If not there are lots of possibilities to keep a boat anywhere along the Texas/Louisiana/Alabama or even Florida Gulf Coast.

But if you are commuting home daily, look at the marinas in Port Arthur, Orange or even Lake Charles. At the risk of offending locals, this is a pretty scruffy industrial area (except for parts of Lake Charles) so don't expect first class accomodations.

In so far as hightailing it to Galveston, I recall a friend who kept his boat in Galveston Bay as a hurricane was bearing down on the area. He ran it down to Port Aransas to get out of the storm's path. Guess where the hurricane hit?

So buy good insurance and be prepared to evacuate yourself inland if a storm threatens, but don't move the boat.

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Sorry I was not more clear. It is a day job but will last several years. I should be able to retire or at least semi retire before its completion.
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Old 31-03-2013, 16:08   #4
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I hope to sail Florida and the Bahamas as time allows. Working and living aboard would allow me to outfit the boat over time and improve my sailing skills along the way. As well as pay off the boat.
But as you say it's not the best area.
Not protected at all as far as I can tell.
But I hate the thought of just " going to town and letting the chips fall SA they may"
But I guess that's what insurance is for?
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Old 31-03-2013, 16:08   #5
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Your insurance provider will mandate that you have a hurricane plan. You will need to follow their recomendations. Every storm will bring with it a different set of circumstances.
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I guess that's what I was asking for was options.
I like having a plan. In fact I'm a big fan of having a plan B also. I would hope i would put off abandoning ship until I was out of other good options.
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What kind of reconditions or requirements do ins co make?
Leave the area or take the boat out of the water or what?
I am ignorant to hurricane plans as well as other details.
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They usually want you to have an agreement with a marina to haul out the boat, but every storm is different. Sometimes it is better to go north,sometimes south.Sometimes you will be better off going inland as far as you can. Sometimes it is best to stay where you are.
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I see
I didn't know they would be that involved in the process.
Thanks for your time.
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