It seems like hurricane season is upon us! Being prepared is very, very important. NOAA's National Hurricane Center has put together a comprehensive preparedness checklist with important link & information here: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php .
One thing we'd like to remind you is to keep an eye on the storm surge. Extremely high waters can cause more damage than wind alone. In order to protect the lines on your boat, one site recommends putting a length of fire hose over them to prevent chafing. *NOT regular water hose - these can actually build up heat due to friction and melt the line!
You'll want to make sure you're familiar with your boat's insurance coverage. Have copies of all your information stored in a safe space that will be accessible, even if your boat is damaged.
Stay informed by visiting the BoatUS Hurricane Tracker here: http://www.boatus.com/hurricanes/tracking.asp .