Stories and recommended fundraisers to help the Abacos after Dorian [More] Hurricane Relief for the Bahamas
Hurricanes are a fact of life in most cruising grounds. Preparing for one starts long before it's ever predicted, in the off-season.
My thoughts on minimizing the risks and preparing for a storm.
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
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
Recovering from a hurricane? Watch out for what’s in the water — both seen and unseen. Don’t compound the tragedy. [More] Dangerous Waters
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
Barefoot Gal survived Hurricane Irma — a Category 4 storm — in an area where most boats didn’t. My thoughts on what spared her. [More] Why Did Barefoot Gal Survive Irma?