No matter where you leave the boat while you're up on the slope, make sure you have a hurricane plan.
During Hurricane Dorian my boat was near St. Augustine FL, while I was in Kuparuk...
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I had pre-arranged with the marina harbormaster to help me hire a local rigger to secure the boat, had extra dock lines available, etc. I hired the rigger (best $200 I ever spent) sight unseen to secure her.
It was near terrifying to watch that storm approach on TV, and worse online!
It was in a mandatory evacuation zone, and cell service
went out in the area. When the closest (personal) weather
station, only 1/4 mile from the marina hit 80 kt winds, then went offline, I started smoking cigarettes again
Huge relief about 12 hours later when photos of my boat popped up on my phone
, sent by the rigger. A couple badly chafed lines was the only damage we took. A couple more feet of surge might have taken the floating dock and that would've been all she wrote.
Which field do you work
at? I just retired from working up there...