Originally Posted by The Blue Heron
My Marina is starting the Hurricane Haulout for Isaac. My question is what should I do to ensure the best chance for my boat
to survive a punch in the nose? Current
plan is to haulout and put 6 stands on my 40 footer. I will remove all glass and bimini
. Will keep the bilge pump
on and all other DC power
secured. Any other ideas? should be interesting.. not my first rodeo.. Hurricane Ivan 2004.
Fortunately we only got the outskirts of Ivan ... we remained in the water
but I must say the sea was nasty enough to see ships dragging anchor
in Road Harbour today ... caused chaos and two even collided (I took a few pics of it) but fortunately no serious damage i could see!
I think from what I have seen here, and I have been helping out to prepare a number of yachts for hurricanes, I would get a rate from a professional tie down crew to do the work
... may cost a bit of money
but it saves a huge amount of hassle and generally they see to it that other boats tied down in the area are not going to pose a threat to your boat.