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In water spring commissioning
Ok, here's a dumb question. This is the first time we've left our boat in the water over the winter and I'm now somewhat at a loss as to the order of tasks to get the boat ready. At minimum, I plan to do a quick haul and wash of the bottom which will allow replacing the running gear zincs and a repacking of the stuffing box.
My delimma is I'd like to at least get the hull waxed and I had really hoped to do a polish and wax. What do you guys that stay in the water year round normally do? Just do a wax job from the deck/dock/dingy?
I'll definitely pull the boat next winter, so it proably makes sense to skip the expense of a haul and block this year, but waxing the hull in the slip seems like a difficult proposition.
Besides the stuffing box and zincs what else should I address while the boats in the slings?
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36