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To cover or not to cover

So it seems like a good idea to cover the boat for winter, although I see a bunch of sailboats without covers. Being the thrifty dude that I am, I wince a paying for shrink wrap. Mast is up boom is on. I guess I was gonna throw up a tarp over the boom and at least cover the companionway and deck. hatch. The tarp would drape over the lifelines and stanchions and be held down with sand filled jugs. Maybe do the same thing forward of the mast using a 2x4 to span the gap between the bow pulpit and mast. But then I wondered if its a good idea to put weight on the lifelines and stanchions. Do you think i need a frame so as not to put any weight on the stanchions?

Thanks. Had a wonderful first season with our boat and got some good advice from y'all and even made some friends. Thanks for that too.

In the Springs
Gardiners Bay, NY
1986 O'Day 31
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