Preparing Your Boat for a Storm

Although Mother Nature can wallop us with her unpredictable hurricanes, there are some things you can do to protect your boat before a typical storm…

  • If your boat is docked, you always want to put bumpers in place between the dock and your boat.
  • If stormy weather is approaching, lengthening secure lines a bit can also help to keep them from stretching beyond their capacity.
  • Double your lines in case one fails and you can reinforce them with chafing gear – durable material placed over your lines to prevent chafing.
  • Don’t tie off too many lines to one cleat just in case that cleat breaks free.
  • Remove covers and tarps to prevent wind damage. 
  • Disconnect power cords to safeguard against power surges and wrap electronics to protect them from rain.

If you would like more information about preparing for bad weather or any other boat-related info, just ask the experts at Gerry’s Marina. Gerry’s Marina is not just any port in a storm. A full-service and family-owned facility, Gerry’s Marina not only provides wet slips and secure dry storage, but it also staffs a team of knowledgeable boat mechanics and offers a wide selection of parts and accessories, and quality new and pre-owned boats, as well as rentals. Come see for yourself to find out why Gerry’s Marina is the Daytona New Journal readers’ choice; and it will be your choice too!

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