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Old 09-06-2017, 06:25 AM   #1
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City: Jupiter, Florida
Vessel Name: Black Eyed Susan
Vessel Model: Grand Banks 42' Classic
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 1,644
Irma Prep, Check my work....

Irma coming and I am in a slip that is well protected to the south, east, west. North is open with nothing to break the wind. Nice small hurricane hole with no chance to develop significant wave action. I am backed into the slip with the stern facing south, bow directly north. Finger pier on my port side and a couple of pilings on starboard, no pier. Hefty cleats in concrete off the stern where I normally tie stern lines. Marina is shutting down so I can sort of do what I want as nobody in and out. I am going to pull boat out of slip and drop an anchor with either all chain or 3/4" 3 strand rode. Put snubber on whatever I put out. Don't have a "formal snubber" so I will have to use rolling hitch to attach. Then back 1/2 way into slip to keep my stern away from concrete pier as far as I can. Load up on fenders on the port/finger pier side. Pilings are such that I can put several spring lines on each side again to hold me out away from concrete dock. Will have aft spring lines as well but less worried about that. Not sure what more I can do tieing up.

I am going to remove all canvas but not sure if I should remove the dinghy cover (dinghy on aft cabin roof, bottom down facing forward with 20HP OB on) or rope it down with line. I also have a cover on the flybridge helm/dash covering some electronics connections/wire. Thinking it best to remove that and then put connections in zip lock type bags with electrical ties to keep them closed.

Close all through hulls. Shore power cable off. All switches off.

What am I missing?
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