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). [More] Hurricane Warning — Riding Out a Big Blow at Anchor
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 — everything from getting forecasts to ground tackle and boat prep to the aftermath. [More] Hurricane Preparation
How to prepare a galley for a hurricane or major storm, with two absolute rules and five tips based on personal experience in five hurricanes. [More] Prepare the Galley for a Storm
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 . . . [More] Pets & Storms
How we actively cruise our boat during hurricane season: insurance, how to get weather information, plan our travel and guidelines for choosing where to go. [More] Cruise in Hurricane Season
Hurricane Readiness: Seven truths to take to heart when a hurricane is headed towards your boat. Give your boat a fighting chance! [More] Hurricane Readiness
A hurricane prep checklist for your boat will reduce stress if a storm is headed your way and can help get your hurricane plan approved. FREE download. [More] Hurricane Prep and Editable Checklist
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
Prepping for a hurricane on your boat? Reducing windage is key, particularly if you’re at a dock, on the hard, or tied to mangroves where you won’t even nominally be head to wind. What you need to know. [More] Hurricane Prep: Reducing Windage
When you see a hurricane heading towards you, how much time do you have for hurricane prep? Step-by-step way to determine when you need to be ready. [More] Hurricane Prep: How Much Time Do You Have