13 May Hurricane Warning — Riding Out a Big Blow at Anchor
A comprehensive guide to preparing for a hurricane at anchor — things to do before hurricane season, watching the weather, preparing for a storm, during the storm and the aftermath.
“Hurricane Warning — Riding Out a Big Blow at Anchor” was originally published in Blue Water Sailing in September 2005 as “Riding Out Marty at Anchor” and featured on the cover as “100 Tips for Weathering a Hurricane.”
That red jacket in the center is Dave on his hands and knees, crawling forward to check our chafe gear as Hurricane Marty is about halfway to its full strength . . . and it was “only” a Category 1 storm when it hit us.
At various locales in the Sea of Cortez I gave talks on hurricane preparation, and this article is really almost a condensation of those talks. It’s the most comprehensive of my hurricane articles, but the others give detailed looks at many of the topics only touched on here.
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