Originally Posted by skipmac
Hurricanes are just part of Florida boating
. I've been doing it for over 40 years and just deal with it if/when it happens. If I recall
I've only had to prep boats three times for hurricanes and so far (knock on wood) haven't suffered any serious damages.
We have only been on this boat for five years total, and in those five years I’ve prepped three times, and rode
out two near misses.
If we had stayed in our original Marina, the boat May have been destroyed as no boat in the Marina survived Michael apparently.
However I would not have rode
out one there either, but at anchor
The difference in being in Fl for a hurricane as opposed to the Bahamas is first it’s easier to be better protected in Fl. And if there are damages, easier to get them repaired.
I only saw one boat being surveyed in the Bahamas and they had to fly in the surveyor
The Bahamas are so close to Fl. Especially for a Power boat
that ought to make over 10 kts that I just couldn’t bring myself to leave one in the Bahamas during hurricane season myself, just too easy to bring it to Fl and put it on the hard