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I have been told the interior condensation problems are caused by a bad deck that is water soaked.
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That is not entirely true

All you need for condensation is a temperature differential.

Let's pretend we left a dark blue CS uncovered. Now there is 2 feet of snow sitting on the decks but one day in late March the out door temp rises to 48 degrees F. The interior of the boat is heated by the sun through the hull yet the interior surface of the cabin roof is the temperature of snow or 32 degrees F. So what do you suppose happens when the interior of the boat gets to 54 degrees but the cabins roof is 32F. You guessed it condensation forms on the interior skin and begins dripping. I've witnessed this many, many times and on boats with perfectly dry decks..

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Just wanted to share a photo of how I avoided damage to my new Awlgrip paint job this winter. We all know you should never tightly shrink wrap Awlgriped top sides and the CS's toe rails are perfect for protecting them!
I'm hoping to buy a CS36T (my first) and live aboard it through Canadian winters. Does this mean I should avoid all boats with Awlgrip since I'll need shrinkwrapping and the plastic will need to reach much lower than what you have here, probably to the cove stripe?
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Winterizing with Awlgrip

Hi Maine Sail !

We are thinking of winterizing our C&C 30 in the way you described and are wondering which kind of tarp you used. We're thinking that since the tarp doesn't come into contact with the Awlgrip it can be any tarp of choice. Also wondering how you built your frame for the tarp support. Any advice will surely be appreciated.

Many thanks, EMS
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