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post #4 of Old 10-03-2000
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Winter Storage

I recently asked my marina manager what the pros and cons are of shrinkwrapping vs tarp and he said it was a matter of convenience--you don''t have to worry about it like you do a tarp, which can require checking for wind damage or an overload of snow or ice. But frankly, I enjoy going out to the marina in the winter to check on the tarp, so that isn''t an issue for me, as it is just 10 minutes away. The main thing is to make sure the shrinkwrap is ventilated, to prevent moisture damage and mildew. According to the Oct. issue of Seaworthy, from BoatUS, inadequately ventilated shrinkwrap can cause blistering on boats refinished with a two-part poly paint such as Imron or Awlgrip.
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