Tropical Storm Preparation and Project Work

This week we prepared for Tropical Storm Gordon. Well, I say this week, but I should reference that it is “This week” as in this is the week the video is done editing, but the storm was the first of September.

I discuss the challenges with side tie storm preparation as well as the risk of rising tides. You can also see how we settled for an alternative tie-up that improved our changes or lessening the damage.

Additionally, we talk about some more work on the boat. A Gooseneck locking mechanism for the mizzenmast as well as starting to paint the bilge white. I remember stating I would never paint the bilge white because I didn’t’ own a showboat. Well the jokes on me, White is so much brighter and makes it so much easier to identify or see any drips or spills down there as well.

Keywords; Storm prep, Tropical Storm, How to tie up a boat for a storm, Challenge with storm surge, TSGordon, Painting the bilge, white bilge, gooseneck, mizzenmast, Schaeffer marine, locking car,

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