Hopefully, everything that needs to be done for heavy weather will have been done before leaving harbor. But just in case, double-check rig and rigging (see page 20), make sure all lashings on dinghies and life rafts are secure, and remove anything that can be brought below.
If there are fuel or water jugs stored on deck and they cannot be brought below, consider getting rid of them.
Have storm canvas ready to go, and double check that sheets are well secured and properly lead (we like to sew a seizing on any knots).
Remove and seal vents. Make sure cockpit lockers are sealed and securely locked.
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