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Old 01-07-2016, 10:08   #1
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Eastern Caribbean storage.

How far south do you need to sail to find a place to haul your boat for Hurricane season?
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:27   #2
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According to insurance companies, Grenada and Trinidad are safe enough from hurricanes.
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I don't care about insurance. I was hoping for something near Puerto Rico. Maybe a yard that has holes in the ground for the keel.
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Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

You can leave it anywhere you want. Any north of Grenada and you have an increased risk of being hit by a hurricane. You can leave it in PR, many people do, but then you need to be asking a different question - like, what is a good competent yard to keep my boat in the hurricane zone.
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Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

A friend of mine has kept his boat for many years, year-round, at Jolly Harbour Marina - Antigua, and they do exactly as you describe: digging a hole, surrounding it with tires, and setting the boat on the tires.

He is highly complementary of this this marina.

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Trying again with the pic ... seemed not to go thru.
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Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

We hauled one season in Phillipsburg, St Martin. Check out St. Kitts for hole in the ground storage, possibly at better rates.
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I don't care about insurance. I was hoping for something near Puerto Rico. Maybe a yard that has holes in the ground for the keel.
Independent Boat Yard on St. Thomas, Spanish Town Virgin Gorda, and Nanny Cay Tórtola all do hurricane haul/ Storage. IBY sets the boats like in a sardine can (very close) both VG and Tórtola have holes if you want. St. Martin does too.
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Thanks. Sounds like there is nothing before the Virgin Islands. I would really like to haul out further up but the boat needs to be secure too. Pretty much a crap shoot unless the boat is in the ground I think.
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Thanks. Sounds like there is nothing before the Virgin Islands. I would really like to haul out further up but the boat needs to be secure too. Pretty much a crap shoot unless the boat is in the ground I think.
You can haul your boat in Ponce PR, and San Juan, but I'm not familiar what they have for hurricane storage.
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Re: Eastern Caribbean storage.

Are there bugs on the ground? I know it is a good way to protect from wind but what other problems do bugs cause?

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Are there bugs on the ground? I know it is a good way to protect from wind but what other problems do bugs cause?
What about snakes, rats, mold and the bugs?
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You guys are funny. I guess you haul your boat at a yard where it sits on concrete or blacktop?? I've never seen a yard where the boats are not sitting on Jacks in the dirt, so what difference would sitting on Jacks in a hole make?? I'd like to see one of these concrete yards.
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Thanks. Sounds like there is nothing before the Virgin Islands. I would really like to haul out further up but the boat needs to be secure too. Pretty much a crap shoot unless the boat is in the ground I think.
If you want to be in Puerto Rico, then these yards should be of interest:

Puerto del Rey
Varadero @ Palmas del Mar, Humacao, Puerto Rico
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