How to prepare my boat for hurricane season?
How to prepare my boat for hurricane season? One of the paradoxes of owning a boat in Florida is that vacations and summer coincide with hurricane season. But no boat owner will store his boat from June to November, because then what good would it do him to have it. What they do is take action and prepare for hurricane season.
What are the most common measures?
First of all, you need to have a plan for what to do in the event of a hurricane. The available shelters must be chosen where the boat can be protected. You will most likely have to reserve the space in advance. If you wait until the last minute you will have difficulty getting a reservation.
If your boat can be towed, the plan should include where to move it in a storm. You need to create a list of precautions to be taken, such as removing drain covers and disassembling onboard electronics, etc.
You must have saved in your cell phone the important contacts of the institutions that provide protection for your boat, the telephone number of the marina, of the towing and towing companies, and the contact of your insurance company.
Keep boat documents in a safe place. Keep photos of the condition of the boat, take an inventory of the personal property that will remain on the boat and equipment, and have on hand the lease agreement of the marina or the facility where it will be stored. Also have located the title, registration, and insurance of the boat. Don’t overlook that when a named storm shows up in the area, signings for new insurance contracts are suspended. In short, the most important thing is to contemplate all the scenarios, have an action plan and the documentation you need to make it effective.
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