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Old 02-14-2011
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And all of these boats will be advertised as "pristine" when they hit YW.

I get criticized as a live aboard because I pay to have my mast unstepped and stored indoors every winter. I defend myself by saying that it is not that expensive(which it isn't) and it makes covering the boat that much easier.

This year I built a custom frame and shrink wrapped the boat myself. This creates a wonderful sunporch on our deck that we can enjoy on sunny winter days.

I am always amazed by the number of boats I see stored with the mast and sails left as is. Most boat yards in this area that allow mast up storage require you to remove all canvas but if you look around the mid atlantic states and especially the chesapeake you see this all over.

The online stuff is really funny where folks will brag about leaving their boat uncovered and actually post photos of the 3 ft of snow on deck. I know when I am considering a new boat I search hi and low for abuses like this online.
Tim R.
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1997 Caliber 40LRC

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Last edited by Tim R.; 02-14-2011 at 01:05 PM.
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