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Old 07-01-2014, 05:50 PM   #11
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OK. For newbies who have not rode out a storm on the ICW before. The locals are your best bet for advice. They know the best creeks to hide in. Take down all canvas from your boat. Keep up with weather minute by minute -- things change awfully fast. Should you hunker down in a marina? Hard to say -- sometimes more damage is done by boats that break loose than by the storm itself. Personally, I get out of marinas in a storm. But that is just me. If you do get out, then find a hole and throw out every anchor that you have -- even the little bitty ones. The wind will always come from a direction which you did not expect. And last -- but not least -- do not panic. Panic is what kills people. Most boats can take a storm.
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