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Little Falmouth Yacht Yard

Flushing, Falmouth

Cornwall, TR11 5TJ

Preparing for a storm

How to get a boat ready for a storm?

Our advice to boat owners facing a storm.

  1. Be prepared!
  2. Review the laid up and in commission dates of insurance policies  - especially around autumn as these often expire in September and October.
  3. If at all possible, relocate the boat to a safer area. 
  4. If your boat is in a marina, doublecheck lines and fenders.
  5. If your boat is laid up, check it over, making sure the cover is secure.
  6. Ensure that all lines and securing strops are in good order. 
  7. Remove dodgers and sail covers to reduce the possibility of wind damage to the boat.
  8. Secure your tender and furling units to avoid unnecessary damage.
  9. Leave nothing attached to the shores. 
  10. Remove all loose deck equipment and vulnerable items such as electronic equipment. 
  11. On shore, your trailer needs to be made secure.
  12. Above all else, keep personal safety paramount.  Do not take any risks. Your boat, while loved, is not worth injury or a life.

If you require any further information or advice, please call us on 01326 374309.

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