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Preparing Your Boat for Hurricane Season

Preparing Your Boat for Hurricane Season

As hurricanes start to get worse each year, damage to homes and other property can be devastating to us. In Central Florida, hurricanes can still be dangerous because of the strong winds the arise entering the coast. Once a hurricane touches down on land, it tends to get weaker, but for extremely powerful ones, damage can still be catastrophic. We want everyone who owns a boat to know these simple tips to protect your boat from any major damage.

boat preperation for hurrican season in central FloridaSecuring Your Boat

The best way, if you’re keeping your boat docked in the water, to prepare for hurricane season is to secure it. By this, you should be using extra to help keep it safe during strong winds. Use double or triple lines to secure it to the slip, while using chafe protectors where the lines rub against the dock or boat, so they don’t break.

On land, it is best to take it to a higher secure location to keep it safe from the storm surge. A garage is your best bet if it can fit. Since smaller boats are lighter weight, they can easily be damaged by tipping over from the wind. It’s smart to keep it in a safe place.

On the Boat

It is vital to make sure that everything on the boat that can be thrown off by the winds of the hurricane is removed when you’re securing the boat. From locking up windows, removing chairs, removable fuel tanks, sails, antennas, etc.

Triangle Marine Center

At Triangle Marine Center, we have been serving Lake County and the surrounding Central Florida area since 1973. We have been providing local residents with the finest quality boats, accessories, and services. For all your boating needs, please contact Triangle Marine Center at 352-343-6146 today!

Anchor Your Pontoon with Fellow Pontoon Owners

Anchor Your Pontoon with Fellow Pontoon Owners

Instead of cruising the water with your boat this summer, grab other pontoon boat owners and make it a floating party. This is a great way to dock your anchor your boats next to each other, grab snacks, water games, and enjoy the party! How to Successfully Throw a Float Party The number one priority…

Boating ATONS

Boating ATONS

There are many boating compliance signs that are easy to read and straight forward, such as ‘slow, no wake’, ‘private dock, no trespassing’ or ‘keep out of pond, no swimming, fishing or boating’.  Some of these signs are available to the public for purchase. However, there are also boating signals referred to as Aids to…

Terminology Every Boater Should Know

Terminology Every Boater Should Know

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a veteran boater or fresh out of boating school, you should be fluent in both the navigation and language of the water. Boaters use specific terms for a reason; it’s the easiest way to communicate among people who enjoy the same niche. This special boating terminology allows boaters to communicate…