Riding out Hurricane Ike…in a boat

There’s brave, then there’s riding out a Hurricane in a boat and recording the experience on video, and that’s exactly what the above video documents.

The decision making process though from an economic perspective though is simple: you’ve got a better chance of your boat surviving a hurricane at sea than your boat has moored in a marina, however that’s excluding the cost of your life in the equation :-)

The 113 feet (34.5m) former research vessel Odyssey chose a spot in Galveston Bay, executed a 3-point anchor maneuver, laid out plenty of chain, then rode out the storm.

More footage in the video below. Warning, both videos may cause feelings of sea sickness.