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Re: How often do you visit your boat during winter layup?

It's cold and wet but I go there every day, pour a scotch light my pipe and lantern and work on getting her ready to move back aboard. Only 9 months till summer!
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Re: How often do you visit your boat during winter layup?

I'll go roughly monthly. If there's a big snow, I'll go out once the house is shoveled out and the roads are clear enough.
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Re: How often do you visit your boat during winter layup?

We store with the mast up here in Connecticut, so there will be water by the mast step after a rain. I try to get to the boat to pump it out manually (my diaphragm sump pump has been winterized) before it freezes during the next cold snap.

When it snows, I will remove the snow by getting underneath the cover and pushing the snow so it will slide off the cover.

So, to answer the question, I will visit the boat after any significant precipitation--whether liquid or solid. It helps that the boat is only a mile and a half away.
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Most weekends. To sail. Off San Diego. Sorry.
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Re: How often do you visit your boat during winter layup?

If no onboard winter projects, then every 4 to 6 weeks. Plug the batts in and poke around. Just as much an excuse to hit some of our fav restaurants nearby.


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wouldn't you defeat the purpose of the shrink wrapping trying to get into her now..??

I do agree 25 degrees is way to cold for varnish or paint, I think most cans say something like 65 degrees...or even a tad warmer...
Well I have a door and a space heater.
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Re: How often do you visit your boat during winter layup?

This is our first boat... it's older, so for a while at east we go weekly to check on her. Finding water leaks and such, fixing them.

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Yea, no leaks around here. At least for about three months. There is no liquid water outside. Its 15*F
at the moment.
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Re: How often do you visit your boat during winter layup?

3 times a week, and after every snow to sweep her off. I don't cover her because of ongoing improvements. Plus, I notice those that get covered without employing a vary, (VARY), good support system end up sitting around with a 500lb block of ice pulling all the stanchions toward the center of the boat.
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