Hurricane Irma hit Boot Key Harbor with a vengeance. Why did Barefoot Gal survive without a scratch when so many boats were destroyed? My thoughts on what was different here. [More] What Makes a Boat Survive a Hurricane?
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Maybe a hurricane will hit, maybe it won’t. Maybe it’ll weaken. Seven things to really take to heart when preparing for a possible hurricane. [More] 7 Things When You’re Preparing for a Hurricane
How we cruise in hurricane-prone areas right through hurricane season. It’s not for everyone, but there are ways to reduce the risk. [More] Cruising in Hurricane Season
TBG’s Hurricane Recovery Fund has provided a lot of sorely-needed help for Boot Key Harbor, devasted by Hurricane Irma. How much has been raised, what it’s been used for and how you can help. [More] TBG Hurricane Recovery Fund
Whether it’s dock lines, anchor snubber lines, mooring lines or even lines to tie your boat into the mangroves, lines are what will keep your boat in place . . . or not. [More] Hurricane Prep: Your Lines
Hurricanes wreck damage in so many ways — not just immediately but in the clean up as well. Be careful and don’t compound the tragedy. One friend’s life is hanging by a thread. No more, please. [More] Post-Hurricane Dangers in the Water
Staying on a boat during a hurricane is NOT recommended. But sometimes it’s the “least bad” alternative. What we learned from Hurricane Marty. [More] Hurricane: Stay On the Boat or Not?
When everything that was on deck has to come below, stowing it safely becomes a challenge. Two important things I’ve learned. [More] Hurricane Prep: Storing Things Below
More things we didn’t know as we prepped for our first hurricane: how to intrepret the timing info in forecasts. What you need to know. [More] Hurricane Prep: How Much Time Do You Have
Reducing windage is an important part of hurricane prep, particularly if you’re at a dock, on the hard, or tied to mangroves where you won’t even nominally be head to wind. Items to think about. [More] Hurricane Prep: Reducing Windage