We are presently getting ready for Hurricane Irene, the marina that we are at is up Spa Creek past the lift bridge off of Annapolis Harbor. We have extra lines run to the six large pilings that surrond us at the dock here in Petrinis Shipyard, all of the sails have been lashed tightly down multiple times, the bimini has been lowered and lashed to the frame, the dingy has been deflated and is lashed to the deck, The generator has been fuled up and is ready to go and the watertanks have been filled. I have also secured the solar panel and lashed the wind generator blades so that they will not over rev and possibly damage it. The last prep will be to remove the drop in air conditoner and batten down the forward hatch as the storm approaches. All of our dock lines have been checked and are ready to be loosened or tightened if need be depending on the state of the tide. We will send out Spot Messenger messages to let everyone know our status as the storm passes in case the phone system is down.