Post Storm Damage Checklist

A forum prompted by a posting from George Pringle (Chips Ahoy, #232). Some of us have undergone serious stress over the last year because of hurricanes and topical storms. Share your idea here about how to prepare your boat for a coming storm.

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Post Storm Damage Checklist

Post by Chips Ahoy! » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:19 pm

Sandy did a number on many boats in our area..North East.

The obvious damage is...well obvious, but each time I go back to the boat I see other stuff.
Or I walk away saying "well this happened" but later wonder if "that" happened too?
After returning and looking more closely...yup.

Is there a recommended damage inspection checklist?

Thanks,
-george
-george pringle
Chips Ahoy! #232
Staten Island (Great Kills Harbor), NY

leigh weiss
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Re: Post Storm Damage Checklist

Post by leigh weiss » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:25 pm

George,
I think all of the Catalina 350 owners feel your pain and wish you a speedy recovery.
You might want to start with the commissioning check list. I think you should have or find a copy in the owners manual pages 6,7 and 8.
This will serve to focus your attention to each of the systems including the rig.
Hidden structural damage will be harder to find. Look for fit and alignment of internal structures bulkheads and surfaces.
Lots of time and attention to detail will serve you well.
Good luck.

Leigh Weiss Brisa #155 South Jersey
Leigh and Donna Weiss
Brisa #155
Georgetown, MD. USA

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Re: Post Storm Damage Checklist

Post by Chips Ahoy! » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:16 pm

Good advice.

Chips is battered and bruised.
There are others much worse.

Thanks
-george pringle
Chips Ahoy! #232
Staten Island (Great Kills Harbor), NY

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