Posted by By Darrell Nicholson June 26, 2012

Boats doubled up on dock lines in local marinas as storm surge sets in.

Sweet little Tropical Storm Debby has left a trail of sailboats on beaches from Punta Gorda to Pensacola, Fla., and a dozen boats from the mooring field at our homeport of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron are among her victims.
If you haven’t given hurricane season a thought yet, you might want to start with our July 2008 report, “Lines, Snubbers, and Other Gear for Battening Down Ahead of Storms. Technical Editor Ralph Naranjo’s first-hand account of his storm preparations Tropical Storm Dos and Don’ts and “How to Help Your Boat Survive A Major Storm should also be required reading.