Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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A boat in the yard we use in Connecticut had shrink-wrap left in contact with the topsides over the winter. MAJOR cosmetic damage was the result - the entire hull had to be awlgripped. We've found canvas tarps to be much more cost-effective over the long run. We bought 3 heavy-duty tarps for our 36' boat in 1997, and are planning to replace one of them this year because it is now chafed and torn in a couple of spots. Shrink wrap may look nicer, but it's still several hundred dollars each season, (we broke even after the second season of using tarps) plus the ecological burden of all that plastic.