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Old 04-12-2015, 10:07 AM   #7
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Being on the ICW last summer I gave some thought to how I would handle a hurricane. My insurance company didn't ask for a plan but I wanted to be prepared. Not knowing were I was going to be when I needed to hunker down made specific planning difficult.

One advantage of cruising the ICW in the summer is there are not a lot of boats taking up marina slips and the better anchorages. Most folks are in Florida by the start of the hurricane season so we had a lot of the ICW to ourselves. I had decided early on that when a hurricane was forecast for anywhere on the east coast we would early on head for a marina and secure a slip.
For the one hurricane that hit the coast last year in late June we stayed 11 days at a slip in Ft. Lauderdale until the coast was clear.

As mentioned above I wouldn't plan on getting hauled out unless you pre-payed, and how can you do that if you don't know where you'll be.
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