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I have seen yards use clear plastic sheeting. They sleeve the travelift straps with it. The straps can then stretch and slip inside the plastic sleeve which stays stationary against the hull.
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Yes, the wrap is an alternative to a paint job and also as a means to protect the underlying gel coat. It has been used for some time in the UK and is now becoming more common here in New Zealand. 3M give a 7 year warranty and the expected lifespan is up to over 10 years obviously depending on how you treat it. It is applied on the hardstand without having to go into a shed and our 47 foot boat was done in a day complete with name graphics. Cost about 30% of a paint job so can be done a number of times for the cost of one paint job. Hopefully we will get what the promises state. It can be removed if you want to change. Cheers
Have a look at www.wildgroupinternational.com or www.vinylboatwrap.co.nz

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Thanks, sounds like a solution that the yard should implement. I will discuss with them.

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Wouldn't it be easier to have the boat wrapped once it's out of the water?
The boat is wrapped out of the water...it is a coating that is an alternative to painting the hull...see my post down a few for links to sites about this. Cheers

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???? the yard doesn't have something to put inbetween the hull and the straps? Places on the ches bay use carpet or foam as a buffer.
They did put some form of wax paper on but it obviously didnt do the job. Cheers

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Ditto on Chesapeake marinas using pads. I've had my boat hauled out at three different marinas. While wasn't SOP, when I pointed out that the hull is awl gripped, all three used pads between the hull and slings. One marina even used clean cotton towels in addition to pads. If you haven't already talked to your marina, give it a shot. They might have a way of dealing with painted top sides that would also solve your particular problem.
Thanks for the comment. I will talk with the marina. Any idea what the pads were made of? Cheers

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The boat is wrapped out of the water...it is a coating that is an alternative to painting the hull...see my post down a few for links to sites about this. Cheers
Ah... Now I understand. Sorry for the confusion. (It's winter here and lots of folks have their boats "wrapped" for winter storage.)

N'any case, good luck. Thick pads of tufted carpet liberally sprayed with SailKote or another similar dry lubricant might do the trick.

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Ah... Now I understand. Sorry for the confusion. (It's winter here and lots of folks have their boats "wrapped" for winter storage.)

N'any case, good luck. Thick pads of tufted carpet liberally sprayed with SailKote or another similar dry lubricant might do the trick.
Thanks. I am getting lots of good advice to discuss with the yard. Fortunately here we dont have snow or severe winters and can sail all year round so dont have boats wrapped for storage. Cheers

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