Boaters Reminded to Prepare for Hurricane Season

By  //  May 31, 2013

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Hurricane season is June 1 - November 30

ABOVE VIDEO: Boaters should develop a plan for securing their boats and inspect their marinas or docks for stability.

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA — The Brevard County Boating and Waterways Program reminds boaters to prepare for hurricane season by having a plan to secure and protect their vessels.

Hurricane season is June 1- Nov. 30.

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A guide titled “Your Boat and Hurricanes,” provided by the Coast Guard, provides an extensive checklist for protection against hurricane damage. (FWC Image)

Boaters should develop a plan for securing their boatsand inspect their marinas or docks for stability.

Also check for correct piling height; collect vessel records; check lines to ensure no weaknesses have developed; outfit their boats with chafe gear and fenders, extra cleats, appropriate anchors and chains, and exhaust pipe plugs; and check bilge pumps, batteries, exterior lights, and radio.

YOUR BOAT AND HURRICANES

A guide titled “Your Boat and Hurricanes,” provided by the Coast Guard, provides an extensive checklist for protection against hurricane damage.

To view the guide now CLICK HERE

For more information, contact Matt Culver at 321-633-2016 or email matt.culver@brevardcounty.us


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