How does one boat survive a Category 4 hurricane when most boats in the area don’t? There’s a certain amount of luck, but mostly it’s prep. Here’s how. [More] Why Did Barefoot Gal Survive Irma?
Hurricanes are a fact of life in most cruising grounds. Preparing for one starts long before it's ever predicted, in the off-season.
See our articles below or if you want a detailed step-by-step look at how to prepare your boat, check out our course Comprehensive Hurricane Prep for Boaters.
Preparing for a hurricane? Don’t forget the boats around you. Helping them might be as important as prepping your own boat. [More] Hurricane Prep for Boats: Help Others, Help Yourself
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?
Two important things to remember when you are preparing your boat for a hurricane and stowing everything that was on the deck of your boat down below. [More] Hurricane Prep: Storing Things Below
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
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
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
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
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
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 on Your Boat