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post #4 of Old 09-21-2010
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A general boatyard rule of thumb is: last in = first out.
You mentioned 'dry storage'. I may be mistaken but to me this implies storing your boat (indoors) inside a shed or hangar - some boat yards have them. This would likely be the most expensive option.
Shrink wrapping would imply that your boat would be stored outdoors on jack stands. This would be the mid-range expensive option.
Some marinas offer in-water storage which would be the cheapest option. You would still want to do a short haul in the spring for bottom maintenance though. I'm reasonably confident that this option is available in Manhasset, Glen Cove and Huntington marinas.
I'm not a fan of shrink wrapping because of the expense and the waste of materials it creates. You can buy a lot of tarps and 1x3"s for less then the $10/ft cost of shrink wrapping. Good luck whichever way you go.

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