Just another Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Thanked 431 Times in 409 Posts
Rep Power: 10
El nino winter coming, Adam... maybe we don't have to worry about snow so much.. last year was exceptional (if you are a skier!
We have used the tarp in the past but it can be difficult to set up so that there's no chafe on the cabintop/coamings or to the tarp itself when the wind gets up. This year we're going without - also makes it easier to pop out for a quick jaunt when the weather opens up a bit.
Obviously if you're still fighting leaky ports and chainplates you need to do whatever you can to minimize the water intrusion...
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)