What can you do to protect your boat during the 2019 hurricane season? The editors of BoatUS Magazine have teamed up with the experts at the BoatUS Catastrophe Response Team to create an up-to-date “Hurricane Preparation Guide.”
If you want to know how to best protect recreational boats from damage in a hurricane, ask the experts who’ve been tasked with cleaning up the mess for nearly 40 years. They’re the ones who’ve seen the evidence after the storm passes: a lack of preparation, poorly maintained docks, low seawalls, fallen boat lifts, and destroyed marinas. The new 2019 guide as well as other hurricane preparation information is available at BoatUS.com/Hurricanes. Available to all boaters at no cost, the updated BoatUS Hurricane Preparation Guide has articles on:
What to expect in terms of storm surge, wind, and waves;
Where to keep a boat — either ashore, in the water at floating or fixed docks, at anchor, or in a protected hurricane hole;
How to find and fix potential breaking points such as chafing gear and reducing windage; and
How to develop your own hurricane plan including hauling out, how to choose the most storm-safe location possible, and ensure that you have everything you need to implement your particular hurricane plan, long before any storm threatens your boat.