Re: leaving sails on the boat during winter...horrible idea?
I left the sails aboard this year for the first time. Stowed them in sail bags. Has anyone actually had mouse problems? I have never seen any evidence of mice getting aboard. I put a strainer on the bilge drain hole so critters can't get in and don't see how they'd ever get up the sides which would require climbing up over the painted surface upside down. They can do a lot of damage, chewing on stuff to build nests. If there were any danger of mice, it would probably be a good idea to take sails home.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.