How to Prepare Your Boat for a Hurricane

Jun 16, 2020

Port Annapolis



When preparing for a hurricane, it’s important to have a plan in place and ideally have your boat secured before the storm hits. At Port Annapolis Marina, here’s our recommended preparation protocol for hauled boats or docked boats:

  • Candy cane main sails
  • Remove or candy cane head sail with extra dock line
  • Ensure furler line and sheets are tied off if sail is left on
  • Remove and stow canvas or at least fold down and secure
  • Double up on dock lines – tie “Loop End” of the dock line to the piling and leave the adjustment ON BOAT. If we need to adjust these lines and they are below the water and pilings are under water, we will be forced to cut your lines to save your boat and damage to the docks.
  • Strike canvas remove Dodgers/Bimini
  • Tie halyards away from spars
  • Secure or remove all gear above deck
  • Take shore power cords off dock
  • Take dock water hoses off dock
  • Take cable TV cords off dock – if water goes over docks we will be shutting off the electric


Please call us if you need assistance: 410.269.1990 (main office) or 410.269.1944 (service department)

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On an impeccably landscaped 16-acre site, Port Annapolis Marina features over 250 deep-water slips in the shelter of Back Creek, conveniently located, just off the Severn River.

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