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Old 09-26-2011
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Anyone have input on the Boot stripe scoring issue? I actually think the "dirt" issue would be less in the water, than in a yard, unless you use a tent. Dirt accumulates on the ground at the yard and can be blown around by even light wind. In addition, yards are usually on the water, and therefore have seagulls too. Besides, Seagulls were not a problem for the topsides, and should be less so for the hull. BTW, it's not so much the cost of the lay days. I use a small (but excellent) yard. They want someone working on the boat, or want it back in the water. It's also a trek from where I live. I would rather work around the marina if I can. The prep on the water does present an issue. The "Harbormaster" is clueless and unfortunately, couldn't care less. However, the hull needs a lot of prep and I wouldn't feel good about a ton of dust in the water.

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