Originally Posted by unbusted67
My insurance policy has a feature called "Emergency Haul Out Coverage". They will cover a large percentage of your haul out fee if you are trying to get your boat out of the water to dodge a "named" storm. Does anyone else have this on their insurance?
Also I am interested from hearing from people who have had to have their boats hauled in a hurry with a hurricane or tropical storm approaching. Is it better to have your sailboat up on jack stands that some hung over yard hand set up haphazardly with its entire aspect vulnerable to wind or is it better to have it in a protected mooring field with extra chaffing gear? Have you ever not been able to be hauled in time on account of your boat yard having too many boats to haul?
I was living on my boat while it was hauled out and left for a hotel
one night because high winds (we're talking 45 mph gusts) was actually causing it to rock a little on the jack stands. One thing you need to do for a named store is reduce the wind area -- you take off your sails
, take off the canvas
, etc. ... and then put the bottom of the boat and the keel
up in the wind? I wonder if your insurance company recommends this for a sailboat ...
If you use chafing gear, make it large enough that the rain can still get in and cool the lines. A lot of boats in Katrina were destroyed because the nylon lines stretched (as intended) but got hot from all the friction. Lines covered, for instance, with garden hose, actually melted inside the hose and then failed.
My marina owner was talking about getting fire hose so the rain could still get in to keep the lines cool.
Good luck whatever you do. I am sorry you are in the path but very relieved that I am not.