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Originally Posted by midlifesailor View Post
So, we finally find a disadvantage to those wide roomy decks -- more space for snow to accumulate. ;-)

Actually, this is the first time we've had to worry much about snow in or out of the water. Deltaville, just didn't get the accumulation you see around here. Even with the big storms last year they only got a few inches.
At the time I had a 1200-pound 27' x 14' cat (Stiletto), which resulted in a very high ratio of snow to boat. in fact, the snow plus rain no doubt weighed several times as much as the boat! An exceptional case, to be certain. But it illustrated the concentration of force on the blocks. A good blocking crew is worth something. I will add that the marina made it right.

Of course, I've never seen a cat blown off its blocks, sideways, only crushed and over charged.

(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber

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