With the beginning of June, the hurricane season has just begun. Lucky - or smart - are those whose boats don't lie in hurricane areas. It's a time when long range cruising sailors will seek to be anywhere BUT in a hurricane area. But what of those who have no choice?
In spite of the determined preparation of many boats in the past by their owners, horrific damage has been wrought by hurricanes. So this is a case of 'Make your best preparation, then pray.'
There are so many articles written on boat preparation for hurricanes, you'd think there's not another new word to be written, and you'd be right.
The important thing is to know that you've made every preparation possible, whether - and it's a decision you should have made already - your boat is on land, in a marina or at anchor.
Here we've gathered together some of the best, in our view, sites for preparation advice and keeping you up to date with the hurricane situation.
We suggest that you read them all, then make your own decision on the best way to prepare.
There's one thing that all of these writers agree on, and that's NOT to stay on your boat during a hurricane. From BoatUS From NOAA From Wunderground From Hurricane Warning From Collier County