A late-season storm, Subtropical Storm Nicole, is knocking on Florida’s east coast, and the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is asking, “Is anyone listening?” Removing a boat from the water and storing it ashore is the best way to survive a storm. If that’s not possible, focus on whatever measures you can take now to ensure your boat has a greater chance for survival, such as tying down boats to a lift, or doubling lines and adding chafe protection to lines on boats kept in the water.