Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
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And when that snow melts, it won't be able to run out the deck and cockpit scuppers. Instead, it will remain pooled on the tarps. That's a lot of weight.
I guess like everything else, "winter" is a relative thing. That amount of snow, though not unheard of, is a rarity in Chesapeake country.
And that was only 8-10".... Interestingly not one single cover that was professionally shrink wrapped by my boat yard failed and they make up about 90% of the covers in the yard. There were eight "home made" that I counted failed and one professionally built canvas cover..
I'm sure some of those boats now have broken or bent stanchions or worse. Covering a boat up here should not be an after thought.
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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