Hurricane Instructions For Current Tenants.
| Beginning of hurricane season | Hurricane watch | Hurricane warning|
AT THE BEGINNING OF HURRICANE SEASON:
- Remove your sails and stow them below.
- Remove your bimini top.
- 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:
- Remove your sails and bimini top, stowing them below.
- Stow all loose gear such as boat hooks, fishing poles, and fuel tanks.
- Secure your hatches with sturdy hooks or lines, but not gravity.
- 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:
- 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.
- Come at least an hour before the mooring shift time if you plan to remove your boat from the marina.
- 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.
- Dry storage boats should be securely lashed to their trailers. A mooring line should be run from the boat to a tree.