Why simply tying off your roller furling jib or genoa isn’t sufficient for a tropical storm or hurricane — pictures of the results. [More] Hurricane Prep: Why Remove Jibs and Genoas
Hurricanes are a fact of life in most cruising grounds. Preparing for one starts long before it's ever predicted, in the off-season.
We've taken two direct hits by hurricanes -- Category 1 Marty and Category 4 Irma -- with zero damage to our boat. I've studied how to give a boat the best possible chance and want to help you protect your boat.
You can find all my articles on hurricane prep and cruising in season below. A good place to start is How To Prepare A Boat For A Major Hurricane.
How to prepare your boat for a hurricane, with ten things you absolutely must do and why. Give your boat a fighting chance! [More] How To Prepare A Boat For A Major Hurricane
If you’re cruising on your boat in a hurricane zone, your insurance company will want to see your hurricane plan. Here’s how to create yours from an insurance pro. [More] Making a Hurricane Plan for your Insurer
A hurricane is coming. It may or may not reach your location. How do you make a decision and own it? Here’s one cruiser’s story. [More] Deciding To Haul Out For A Hurricane – No Regrets
Hurricane preparation is part mental and part physical. Learn about how we dealt with both as we prepared our 28′ sailboat for Florence. [More] Preparing for Florence
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?
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
es are what will keep your boat in place during a hurricane, whether at a dock, on anchor or a mooring. How to choose the best ones for the job. [More] Hurricane Prep: Your Lines
Recovering from a hurricane? Watch out for what’s in the water — both seen and unseen. Don’t compound the tragedy. [More] Dangerous Waters