This one is going to be close. We Highly recommend that you Do Not stay on your vessel. They are predicting over 80 MPH sustained winds Sunday evening. If you haven't already, please ensure your boat is as secure as you can. We will be here to assist as much as we can. Stay safe everyone. ... See MoreSee Less
Now is the time to check your vessel to ensure it is secured properly, remove all movable equipment such as canvas, sails, dinghies, radios, cushions, biminis and roller furling sails. Lash down everything you cannot remove, such as tillers, wheels, booms, etc. Seal all openings to make the boat as watertight as possible.
Arrange for a reliable person to learn and carry out your hurricane plan if you are out of town during a hurricane or severe storm. Know your responsibilities and liabilities as well as those of the marina.
Consolidate all documents including insurance policies, a recent photograph or video tape of your vessel, boat registration, equipment inventory, lease agreement with the marina, and telephone numbers of appropriate authorities. Keep the documents in your possession in a locked water-proof box. They may be needed when you return to check on your boat after the hurricane. Maintain an inventory list of both the items removed and those left on board. Items of value should be marked so that they can be readily identified.
Double all lines. Rig crossing spring lines fore and aft. Make sure lines will not slip off pilings. All storm lines should be at least one size larger than regular lines. Cover all lines at rough points to prevent chafing. Wrap with tape, rags, rubber hoses, etc. Install fenders to protect the boat from rubbing against the pier, pilings and other boats.
Batteries should be fully charged and checked to ensure their capability to run automatic bilge pumps for the duration of the storm. Consider backup batteries.
Turn off all other devices consuming electricity. Do not stay aboard. First and foremost, safeguard human life. Winds during any hurricane can exceed 100 mph, and tornadoes are often associated with these storms. In addition, when winds and seas warrant, marine agencies remove their boats from service and will be unavailable to rescue foolish boaters.
During the Hurricane: Do not stay aboard any vessel during a hurricane. If you have taken all the preliminary precautions previously outlined, you have done all that can be done in anticipation of the storm. Stay in a protected and safe place. Attend to the safety of family, home and other personal property. Stay tuned to news broadcasts and weather advisories concerning the hurricane so that you will know when the danger has passed.
Our staff will be on hand to assist as much as we can. If you need some help contact the office at 321-383-5600 or hail us on channel 68.
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So glad we are not in any marina on the east coast right now.
This one is going to be Very Close.
IF you are going to stay on your boat for the hurricane, do your family and the local authorities a favor. Write your name and the name/ phone number of your next-of-kin on your torso with an indelible marker. The torso is best as your arms and legs may not stay attached.
I helped the Monroe County Medical Examiner with identifying recovered cadavers after the last hurricane hit Marathon. It would have been much easier if everyone who stayed aboard had done this.
If you stay, and I recommend against it, please mark your body so they know who you were. It really helps a lot.
Good morning, our GAS PUMP is down, (JUST GAS) we can't pump any gas at this time. As soon as we get it back up we will let everyone know, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Diesel is working, not gas. ☹️ ... See MoreSee Less
TGIF!! In order to make room for all the new things we have coming in, we are having a huge sale at the Dock Box ship store! On top of the 30% off select gift items, ALL clothing and hats are 20% off!! Come by and check what we have before it's too late! ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Friday!! What a week it's been! Tomorrow, Space X will try again to launch, weather permitting! We have had a lot of inquiries about the Safety and Security zones. Here is a map of those areas. We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend!***UPDATE 1: Important info for this Saturday’s historic SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew Launch! Below is THE approved graphic that will be in effect***
On May 30, 2020, the U.S. Coast Guard will be enforcing Safety Zone “A” and the Security Zone located near Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for the launch of the Falcon 9 Rocket. The zones will be activated at 12:22 p.m. and will remain active until deactivated by the Captain of the Port.
If you are planning to watch the launch from the water, you must avoid this area leading up to and during the launch of the rocket. Boaters can view the launch south of 28-30”N or north of 28-46”N to 28-51”N. Remember to bring your safety gear and boating essentials. We’ll continue to highlight how the Coast Guard supports space ops in future posts. Keep watching this “space”! ... See MoreSee Less
Timeline PhotosScrub! This is what A. Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville looked like Wednesday evening after the launch was canceled. The next attempt will be 3:22 p.m. Saturday. Story: bit.ly/3ercHPa... See MoreSee Less
What a historic day! There will be tons of people on the roads and waterways. We hope everyone stays safe and enjoys the view from our little home town!Tomorrow, NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will become the first humans to launch to the International Space Station from American soil since the final space shuttle mission in 2011. Don’t miss our live coverage, including video from the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft!