Severe Weather Preparation

14/12/2018
At this time of year one thing we know for certain is that the weather is unpredictable.

A range of weather systems are currently impacting across Australia, with Tropical Cyclone Owen in Far North Queensland strengthening in intensity as it moves towards the southeast Gulf of Carpentaria coast and expected to make landfall tonight or during Saturday morning.

Over the next few days, a low pressure system across the eastern and south-eastern coast of Australia will bring heavy rain, thunderstorms, strong winds and potential flooding.

Conditions can change quickly and we recommend you keep up to date on the latest forecast for your area on the Bureau of Meteorology’s website.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some of the ways that may help you prepare your boat for turbulent weather conditions.

If you have time and it is safe to do so, please take necessary precautions including, but not limited to:

Trailerboats

  • High winds will damage covers and clears - remove them.
  • Remove bungs and debris in boats to allow water to drain.
  • Remove any unsecured property from in and around the boat.
  • Do not leave your boat under trees which are likely to damage the boat.
  • Remove all electronics if possible.
  • Move trailer boats away from water due to storm surge and flooding rivers.

Moored boats
  • High winds will damage covers and clears - remove them.
  • Remove any unsecured property from in and around the boat.
  • Remove all electronics if possible.
  • Double ropes where possible.
  • If you have extra fenders, use them all.

For a detailed checklist that provides more details on how to prepare for a severe weather event click here.

Should you need to make a claim, or require assistance with a damaged vessel, please contact Club Marine:


Stay safe, and don’t hesitate to contact Club Marine if we can help.


This is general information about some of the precautions that you can take only. Club Marine makes no representation or warranty of the completeness of information provided and notes that loss or damage could still occur when taking the listed precautions.


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