Hurricane Prep Thoughts

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2016 • all rights reserved

We have prepped for quite a few hurricanes. A few of my thoughts on the process . . .

Cruising in Hurricane Season

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2016 • all rights reserved

We actively cruise during hurricane season . . . but we keep a close eye on the weather and are pretty conservative. Not saying it’s right for you, but here’s how we manage the risk.

Pets & Storms

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

As you’re planning for the safety of your boat and yourself, don’t forget the furry crew members! A few tips for them, too . . .

Prepping the Galley for a Storm

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Rule Number 1: Prepare above decks first! But here are a few tips so that you won’t bury all the food under the sails or have knives fly out of drawers.

Memories of Marty

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Synopsis of what happened when Hurricane Marty hit the Sea of Cortez in 2003.

Re-Floating Winsome

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

With no professional salvage crew in the area, cruisers helped cruisers to save 9 boats that had gone aground in Hurricane Marty.

Hurricane Warning — Riding Out a Big Blow at Anchor (Blue Water Sailing, September 2005)

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

A detailed guide to preparing your boat and yourself to ride out a hurricane at anchor, published as “Riding Out Marty at Anchor” in BWS (cover feature).

Tropical Storm Tracking with Sailmail & Winlink (Blue Water Sailing, April 2006)

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

How to use a FREE downloadable software program with Sailmail or Winlink to know where hurricanes and tropical storms are headed

Speeding Up Sailmail and Winlink (Blue Water Sailing, August 2006)

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Several tips for improving your Sailmail or Winlink connections.

Staying Put: Ground Tackle for a Hurricane (Supplemental Info)

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Supplemental information to “Lessons from the Storm” published in the June 2005 Cruising World.

Staying Put: Ground Tackle for a Hurricane (Cruising World, June 2005)

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Forget theoretical testing. What ground tackle actually works in the real world during a hurricane? Appeared as the Cruising World cover story as “Lessons from the Storm”