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Old 02-03-2009
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Nice looking cover. I like the fact that the topsides are protected. It certainly cuts down on the spring cleaning. I built a sturdy wooden "shack" over my cockpit for the last few years and covered it and the rest of the deck including some of the topsides with a couple of heavy duty truck tarps from TSC. It works mast up or down... I alternate each year. I built winter campanionway boards out of plywood with a simple grate from Cdn Tire in it to improve ventilation in the winter. (and to allow me to take the teak home for sanding and 6 coats of varnish over the winter.) Next year I think I'll try to arrange the tarps to protect the topsides better. Live and learn.
I think your boat is newer than mine by a long shot and wrapping it as you have should keep it looking good for a long time.

We stopped at Bay Moorings briefly on our Southern GB cruise in 2007. My wife is from Penetang and we know the area fairly well. I was at a wedding at Bay Moorings several years ago. We enjoyed anchoring off Magazine Island during our stay in Penetang and listening to the daily calls on VHF for a tow off the sand shoal on the south side of Beausoliel Island. Many people miss that buoy! Strangely all only power boat needed to call while we were there. Hmmmm.
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