If you own a boat along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States you need to have a hurricane plan. As I write this, Texas is recovering from Hurricane Harvey and Florida is preparing for Hurricane Irma. Sandy is a not so distant nightmare as are many other storms.
Preparation is the key to riding out a storm with minimal damage. No matter what size boat you have or where you plan to store it, these resources will give you the information you need to ride out the storm with as little damage as is possible.
In this guide, I have listed some of the most useful websites and videos I can find. Do you have a great resource that I missed? Do you have information that might help other boaters or a question on preparing a boat for a hurricane that you need to have answered? Please, leave a comment below.
The Dos and donts of Boat Hurricane Preparation by BoatsUS– BoatsUS analyzed 20 years of insurance claims to learn what works and what doesn’t work to prepare boats for hurricanes.
Hurricane Preparation Checklist by www.boatsafe.com A handy checklist so you dont forget anything important.
Hurricane Preparedness for Boat Owners from the University of Florida IFAS Extension (PDF) Good information on how to prepare Trailerable Boats, Non-Trailerable Boats in Dry Storage and Wet Storage, and Boats Remaining in Marina Berth.
How to Secure Your Boat for a Hurricane from Boating Magazine Gives some great tips including using auger-type tie-down anchors and securing a boat on a lift.
Preparing Your Boat for a Hurricane from Florida Sea Grant
This informative video shows you how to store your boat during a hurricane.
Preparing Your Boat for a Hurricane from West Marine
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