Here is an excerpt from an email I received from David S, owner of the second Nordhavn 68:
“…I thought you may be interested in seeing some storm prep photos at the marina in Savannah waiting for Hannah.
If it is forcast to be a big storm I would add chafing gear, but in this case the boat will be being pushed against the dock rather than away from it if the storm hits on the projected path. I will go back on Thursday and add more lines to the other side of the dock and fine tune but this is good start for now. Balance may be done in the rain. If intensity increases I will remove ropes from cleats and use chain and some big 1/2″ ss shackles.
Notice the blue tape – this is 3m non marking vinyl tape. Pricy but I get it by the case for storm prep. It stays on in the wind driven rain and leaves no residue. I sealed all of the cabinet door cracks at the perimeter and taped the inside of the door louvers to prevent water intrusion. Also used it to tape the wipers to the windshield, and to tape the layed down antennas together. I use thin plastic foamm cushion to wrap the antennas and keep the from rubbing each other or the boat. Tape is great as it keeps stuff from ratteling.
If the storm was a higher category I would use more rope, tape foam and chafing.
I have 5 Aere fenders on the dock side 2ea 28×24, 2 each 42 x 24 and 1 ea 58 x 24. Some are set low and some higher so as the boat heels over in the broadside bind the fenders wont pop out. Not visible in the photo’s but I have 2 – 10 pound lead outrigger weights holding each fender down. I have seen hurricane force winds lift them up and when the wind ships they are on the dock and not functional…