Storm procedures

Hurricane Instructions For Current Tenants.

| Beginning of hurricane season | Hurricane watch | Hurricane warning|

AT THE BEGINNING OF HURRICANE SEASON:

  1. Remove your sails and stow them below.
  2. Remove your bimini top.
  3. Replace worn mooring lines. Use 3/8″ nylon for boats under 30 feet, and 1/2″ nylon for boats over 30 feet. Bigger is not better. New is better.

WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED:

  1. Remove your sails and bimini top, stowing them below.
  2. Stow all loose gear such as boat hooks, fishing poles, and fuel tanks.
  3. Secure your hatches with sturdy hooks or lines, but not gravity.
  4. Have a mooring line coiled and securely stowed and accessible on deck on the side of your boat away from the dock. The line should be at least 80 feet long and 3/8″ nylon for boats under 30 feet, and 1/2″ nylon for boats over 30 feet. This will be used for a hurricane mooring across the canal.

WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED:

  1. Call the marina at 305-247-8730. A recording will provide specific instructions. These will include:
    An estimate of the storm surge at South Dade Marina.
    The time that boats will be shifted to hurricane moorings.
    The conditions at the time of the recording.
  2. Come at least an hour before the mooring shift time if you plan to remove your boat from the marina.
  3. Come to the marina at least one half hour before mooring shift time to moor your boat. We will either moor the boats against the dock; parallel to the dock, but held off with a line across the canal (your anchor line) or perpendicular to the dock with a line across the canal.
  4. Dry storage boats should be securely lashed to their trailers. A mooring line should be run from the boat to a tree.