by Veronica Jeans June 14, 2017 2 Comments
from Boating Magazine
1. Storm surge causes the most damage to boats, not wind. Make sure to slack your lines.
2. Because of storm surge boats fare better at marinas with floating docks and tall pilings compared to fixed docks, or floats and short pilings.
3. Whether battening down ashore or afloat, reduce windage by lowering antennas and removing canvas.
4. Make sure your batteries are charged—especially if you don’t have a generator that they will run the bilge pumps. Wiring in extras in parallel isn’t a bad idea, since if power goes out, so does shore power.
5. Double your dock lines, leaving the second set a bit slack of the first. This way, if the first chafes through, the doublers will be fresh for the duration.
6. Boats stored on land should be lashed to anchors in the ground, not just blocked up or left on a trailer.
7. Check your insurance policy now: Make sure you have “named storm coverage”—and be sure ask what happens if a storm rolls through without a name.
8. Act early. Hauling, tying down, moving to a hurricane hole at the last minute ensures some things won't get done.
9. Be wary of flotsam and debris lurking in the water following a storm.
10. Hurricane advisories will help save your life...... but you must help & be prepared.
Takeaway: “Be prepared”
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Remember Hurricane Rita and the evacuation mess? After Hurricane Rita, state and local officials took all the written plans and converted them to easy to understand maps. Now we will have a partial or phased evacuation based on storm surge risk. Check the Zip Zone Evacuation Map to see which zone you are based. And here is a Map to print and have ready in your emergency kit.
Evacuation route maps from the Texas coast, including from Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Houston, Pharr and Yoakum, are available.
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by Veronica Jeans July 15, 2017
Events every weekend - from July to September
July every Thursday Night - Rock the Dock - Kemah Boardwalk
July - Fireworks Friday - 9.30pm- Kemah Boardwalk
Every Sat from 9 - 1pm - Farmer's Market - Clearlake Shores
Salsa Sundays - Live Salsa music on the main stage all day! - Kemah Boardwalk
May 28 - Sept 5 - 27th Annual CCA State of Texas Anglers' Rodeo
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Fun Summer of Rum Races
GBCA members and guests are enjoying a fun summer of Rum Races. We have an average of 70 boats out sailing on the scheduled Saturday afternoons.
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Life Jackets are for Everyone
A life jacket (or Personal Flotation Device - PFD) is the single most important piece of equipment on your boat and the most important consideration should be size. More than two-thirds of all boating fatalities are drowning incidents and 90% of drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket. So buy a life jacket that you will wear ... it could save your life.
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