Webinar: Learning from Hurricane Sandy

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The Association of Marina Industries and BoatUS teamed up to offer a series of three online webinars for marine facility operators and others interested in learning how to secure boats to avoid damage in future storms.

The third and final webinar, "Securing Boats in the Water," will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

After suffering through the devastating hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005, many Florida marinas rebuilt their docks to withstand hurricane winds and surge using highly engineered floating docks on tall pilings.

But success depends on understanding your marina's or boat club's risks, engineering to those risks, and preparing the marina before the storm. The same can be said for moorings.

BoatUS director of technical services Beth Leonard will share what the BoatUS Catastrophe teams have learned with respect to moorings and dock structures, both fixed and floating, and share some new ideas that have come out of debriefing the BoatUS CAT teams after Sandy.

The cost to attend is $10 for members of AMI or BoatUS and $25 for non-members.

Any proceeds after costs will be donated to the NJ Recovery and Relief Fund to aid recreational marine businesses damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

Click here to register or for information call (866) 367-6622 or visit MarinaAssociation.org.