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post #1 of Old 02-14-2011 Thread Starter
DrB
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I just don't get it. Winter Storage

Folks pay many tens and sometime hundreds of thousands of dollars for their boat, yet can't spend the $500 to 700 to shrinkwrap their boat for the winter or buy a few tarps and cover their boats themselves.

I walked around the boat yard on Saturday and was amazed about how many big money boats had a foot+ of heavy snow on their decks. No covers, no tarps, nor has anyone visited to remove the snow. There is a J105 that has their hull below waterline smoother than a baby's bottom, but is left uncovered and now has 2 feet of snow on it.

I cover my boat each year and after each snow, try to get up and make sure the cover hasn't failed. This year the wife and I invested in custom made canvas cover and that has been great.

I just don't understand how folks spend many thousands on sails, instruments, interior stuff and cheap out when it comes to covering their boat over the winter.

Drb

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