Myself and my family
are finishing up our gap year and will be looking to get off the boat
and back to Utah in July. While we've gained quite a bit of cruising and offshore
experience, we have no experience of keeping a boat
on a slip, or dealing with hurricane
Ideally we would leave the boat in the water
in Ft. Lauderdale and have it listed for sale
Currently, I'm having a hard time finding yards with a travel lift
wide enough and room to haul out
if a hurricane
We will need to return to Utah and leave the boat in Lauderdale, paying for regular hull
cleanings which is pretty easy to manage. The issue comes if / when a storm comes.
I will most likely have trouble flying out to remove sails
and hurricane prep and get to a (yet to be found) yard for haul out
for the storm.
Does anyone have any experience with the following:
Insuring a sailboat to stay in the water
during a named storm?
Paying someone to do all of the hurricane prep and then reinstallation after the storm?
Finding a general slip in the area that is wide enough for a cat and has good protection?
The more I look at it, the more likely it seems I may wind
up putting the boat on the hard
at the Bradford yard in Freeport
as they have plenty of room / hurricane ties and then I could list for sale
after hurricane season.