Originally Posted by AjariBonten
Take two peanut butter sandwiches:
Put one in a sealed ziplock bag:
Put one on a plate and lay a paper towel over it:
Leave for two weeks............
Then decide which "boat" you wanna "Eat"
The covered one may be dry and stale.......... But the one in the bag is gonna be moldy and soggy...............
Take two boats with teak decks and mount them on stands side by side during a long and harsh Northeast winter.
Cover one with vented shrink wrap or a waterproof tarp - sealing all penetrations.
Leave the other one exposed to winter's elements & freeze/thaw conditions (lay paper towels over the decks if you so choose).
Come next Spring, the decks under the vented shrinkwrapped boat will be dry and sound . . . but the decks on the one without a cover will be buckled, frost heaved and most fasteners pulled out of the coring - which will be thoroughly soaked, along with the moldy cabin spaces below.
You decide which boat you wanna sail next season . . .