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Hurricane Season Preparation
The Hurricane Action Team works hard to ensure that TSS is prepared in the event of impending weather and each slip lessee can help us with that important task. Please make arrangements to prepare your boat in accordance with your lease as soon as possible. If you are out of town and need assistance, please reach out to one of the HAT Members!
Here is some Information on hurricane preparation, for your reference:
Remember to properly secure canvas and covers, and secure loose items such as ladders.
Some of the most common problems noted during surveys are:
1. Lack of chafe gear protection on lines at rub points on the dock on the boat
2. Worn/aged lines
1. Tie down lines of an inappropriate material (nylon tow rope), undersized (500lb ratchet straps for a very large boat), or lines that are damaged/rotted beyond serviceability
2. Tie downs that were too loose- tighten all lines to prevent motion!
3. Tie downs that were not secured to available cleats
4. Loose items in the slip area that can become projectiles during a wind gust
If a storm approaches, you can expect the HAT to initiate the preparation checklist, with a notification to our Board and all HAT Volunteers. Per TSS Rules and Regulations, any preparation required on the boat of a slip lessee may result in a charge!
Please prepare your boats now!
Your HAT members and their roles are:
Ed Boudreaux, Chairman, email@example.com, 813-294-9274
Bob Witzler, Dry Slips, Witzler.firstname.lastname@example.org, (931) 302-3144
Greg Johnson, Rail, 813-2673862, email@example.com
Gregg Bindshedler, Clubhouse, 813-766-1766, firstname.lastname@example.org
Herb Wittnebert, Youth Sailing, 813-600-8008, email@example.com
National Hurricane Center Link.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update
Florida still requires Floridians to limit personal contact outside the home and exercise responsible individual activity.
All Individuals on TSS property must maintain social distance (at least 6' away from others).
No activities, where social distancing cannot be maintained, will be scheduled at TSS until further notice,
To help stop the spread of the virus, please limit any use of the clubhouse to essential activities, at your own risk, and take every precaution in hand washing, sanitizing all surfaces used, etc.
Remember: You may spread the virus long before you have symptoms.
Health & safety needs to be our #1 priority. If you decide to use your boat, or participate in some activity at TSS, be sure to follow current government policies and act with a deep respect for the health and safety of others. Anyone at high risk from Covid-19, or exhibiting any symptoms,
should avoid using TSS facilities.
Dockmaster Don Swartz will continue to monitor all boats for safety and security during this phase.
- Gary Mull, TSS Commodore
Please follow ALL CDC recommendations to protect yourself and others.
As a reminder, if you are experiencing any respiratory symptoms, have fever, cough, shortness of breath, a sore throat or fatigue, please contact your primary care physician by phone to be screened before you visit any healthcare facility.
Center for Disease Control (CDC):
Florida Department of Health: