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Hurricane Season 1999

It is that time of year again, a time we all really don't want to think much about because it means some extra work for us.

The good news is that if you've been through this drill once before, you've already got the hard part out of the way because you will have already purchased the necessary things you need, will already have your hurricane plan fairly well thought out.

If you're an old hand at hurricane preparation, all you've really got to do is make sure the needed equipment hasn't got misplace, and is readily at hand. Plus reviewing your plan and making any adjustments due to changing circumstances. Entire article.

Finding Refuge from Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

- Storm Dynamics - Coastline Orientation - Wind Directions - Finding a Hurricane Hole - The West Side - The Eye - Fetch - Timing - Choosing a Primary Site - A Dinghy Helps - Risks of Going Ashore Entire Article

Your Legal Obligation During a Storm

Most people are probably quite unaware that they may actually have legal obligations for what happens to their boats, or rather what their boats do to other property, during a hurricane. Such obligations have been demonstrated in numerous court cases. Entire Article

Hurricanes and Tropical Storms section at Dockside Reports

In Insurance Issues category

What to do if Your Boat Is Hurricane Damaged

..., your insurance policy obligates you to take all reasonable actions to preserve it from further loss.

Hurricane Season 1999

In Marine Surveying category

Surveying Storm Damaged Boats

Liability Risks for Failure to Report Inadequate Repairs Runs High

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David Pascoe - Biography

David Pascoe is a second generation marine surveyor in his family who began his surveying career at age 16 as an apprentice in 1965 as the era of wooden boats was drawing to a close.

Certified by the National Association of Marine Surveyors in 1972, he has conducted over 5,000 pre purchase surveys in addition to having conducted hundreds of boating accident investigations, including fires, sinkings, hull failures and machinery failure analysis.

Over forty years of knowledge and experience are brought to bear in following books. David Pascoe is the author of:

In addition to readers in the United States, boaters and boat industry professionals worldwide from nearly 80 countries have purchased David Pascoe's books, since introduction of his first book in 2001.

In 2012, David Pascoe has retired from marine surveying business at age 65.

On November 23rd, 2018, David Pascoe has passed away at age 71.

Biography - Long version


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