Preparing Your Boat for a Tropical Storm (Practical Sailor)

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Preparing Your Boat for a Tropical Storm (Practical Sailor)

Posted by By Darrell Nicholson June 26, 2012

Boats doubled up on dock lines in local marinas as storm surge sets in.

Sweet little Tropical Storm Debby has left a trail of sailboats on beaches from Punta Gorda to Pensacola, Fla., and a dozen boats from the mooring field at our homeport of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron are among her victims.

If you haven’t given hurricane season a thought yet, you might want to start with our July 2008 report, “Lines, Snubbers, and Other Gear for Battening Down Ahead of Storms. Technical Editor Ralph Naranjo’s first-hand account of his storm preparations Tropical Storm Dos and Don’ts and “How to Help Your Boat Survive A Major Storm should also be required reading.


Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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