Stormproof Your Boat

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For America’s 11 million boat owners, this is the only guide that offers detailed steps for protecting this major investment from the next big blow—at anchor, on a mooring, in a slip, or on dry land. This comprehensive guide covers all types of storms for all parts of the country.
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Overview

For America’s 11 million boat owners, this is the only guide that offers detailed steps for protecting this major investment from the next big blow—at anchor, on a mooring, in a slip, or on dry land. This comprehensive guide covers all types of storms for all parts of the country.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071462839
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/8/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 0.36 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

A lifelong boater, William M. Burr Jr. is the author of Boat Maintenance and Sailing Tips: 1,000 New Ways to Solve Old Problems.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The Nature of the Beast

The Danger of Complacency

Types of Storms

2. Hurricanes

Hurricane Formation and Development

Hurricane Damage

The Area of Greatest Danger

Threats to Boats and Marinas

Storms of the Future

3. Tornadoes, Thunderstorms, Nor'easters, and Regional Winds

Tornadoes

Thunderstorms and Line Squalls

Nor'easters

Regional Winds

Threat Summary

4. Marine Insurance

Insurance Polices

Insurance Claims

Maritime Liens

5. Creating a Plan

Key Storm Preparation Supplies

Timing

Storm Preparating Checklist

A Marina Learns Its Lessons

6. Tracking a Storm

Track It Yourself

Weather Online

Earthquakes Online

7. Shelter from the Storm: Where to Leave Your Boat

Choosing the Best Situation

In-the-Water Storage

Land Storage

8. Preparations at Slips and Docks and in Canals

Slips and Docks

Canals, Waterways, and Creeks

Lightning Protection

9. Preparations on Moorings and at Anchor

Permanent Moorings

Anchoring

Storm Anchoring Techniques

10. Preparing Your Boat

Preventing Water Intrusion

Preventing Wind Damage

Special Preparations for Sailboats

Preparations for Land Storage

Inventory and Documentation

11. Recovering and Restoring Your Boat

Storm Recovery and Cleaning Supplies

When to Go to Your Boat

Cleaning Up and Repairing Damage

If Your Boat Is Aground

If Your Boat Sank

12. MarineSalvage

The Concept of Peril

Towing and Salvage

13. Storm Stories from Hurricane Hugo

Survival at Anchor

On Board at the Dock

Trust Your Preparations

Appendices

Appendix A: Weather Websites

Appendix B: Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

Appendix C: Seapath Yacht Club Hurricane Policy

Appendix D: Brewer Cove Haven Marina Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

About the Author

Index

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