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Old 11-02-2011
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Boat yard work how close is too close?

Hello all

I was reading another thread here where it was suggested that if the OP was to do their repairs on their sailboat, boat yard etiquette suggests they should be a size-able distance from another boat. This got me thinking. My boat is out of the water for the winter and I have a few minor blister repairs to do. Like most marinas the boats are packed in tight. So what say you? Am I out of line to sand and repair my blisters with another boat sitting 10-15 feet away. I have done so in the past, only sanding on windless days, vacuuming up after myself etc. How about the light sanding of the anti-fouling that takes place in the spring?
If the situation were reversed I would have no problem with a boat owner doing light repairs(including sanding) next to me, Some repairs have to be done regardless of the "on the hard" setup. A small amount of dust on my hull is to be expected in a tight yard.

What are your expectations as fellow boat owners?

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