Lookout for Hurricane Sandy

Yesterday, boaters were rushing to get their boats out of the water in front of hurricane Sandy, which may be headed for the East Coast. Here is a link to our last post about hurricane preparedness and a link to a more comprehensive Boat US page.

Below is a photo I took last year of the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. These sailboats where not properly secured to their moorings and drifted up on shore near Castle Island:

The calm before the storm: A view of Hingham shipyard marina last night. Note the high wharf pilings. A properly secured boat with all sails and canvas removed will have a better chance of escaping a hurricane unscathed if the pilings are high enough to hold the dock in the case of a big storm surge. Being protected by land on all sides and thereby avoiding big wind fetches.

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