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Re: DIY shrinkwrapping, easy? Pain?

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Minnewaska, no offense, but you're totally out of touch with the average sailboat owner with a 30+ year old boat. In another thread you cite turning off the ice maker as a reason to stop sailing for the season. And, hey, that's cool, but you gotta realize how silly you sound recommending a $5000 custom made cover to someone debating whether he should DIY or pay the yard $200 for a shrinkwrap job.
I will take your word for it, but the ice maker comment was made in jest in that thread (with smiley) and you used it to make a criticism. Seems intended to be offensive.

This isn't the first boat I've ever know to be winterized. If I'm out of touch, it's with getting a 30 ft boat shrink wrapped for $200. I just checked our yard rates. Estimating square footage, it would push a grand for a 30 ft boat, whether your boat is 30 days or 30 years old. If I spent 6k on a cover, I would expect a 30 ft boat to be around 3 grand. If a bit more, my suggested math still works pretty close. No way, if mine was 6k, a 30 foot boat would be 5k.

If one doesn't have the cash, I understand. However, the cheaper method will be more expensive in the long run around here. Maybe not where you get it done for $200 all in. I have to say, that seems too good to be true, if it includes install, removal, recycling, etc.
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Re: DIY shrinkwrapping, easy? Pain?

how about a DIY Fairclough ... I got the idea for the frame from their website and went Top Shelf with a SILVER (OMG !) tarp ... standard electrical conduit with taped on 1x2 strapping ....



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Re: DIY shrinkwrapping, easy? Pain?

Have to say I am not sure on the "terms" I know the po told me it cost him 250 to shrink wrap and when I talked to the shrink wrap guy when I saw him the other day he told me it would be $200, when I told him I wanted him to do the job as he was with the PO Plus the PO was 80 something and I dont think he was doing anything himself.
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my marina does not allow DIY shrinkwrap for fear you will burn up your boat and the rest of the boats in the near vicinity. FWIW
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Shrinkwrapping looks like a great way to protect your boat over winter, right? It is, as long as you don't ignite your boat while you're trying to wrap it. Last year there were several fires caused by owners trying to shrinkwrap their boats, and all the fires were serious. In one claim in Michigan, the owner of a 34-foot Sea Ray used a roofing flame torch to tighten the wrap. After seeing smoke coming from inside the cockpit, he cut the wrap open and found flames, which quickly got out of control. Before the fire department could put out the fire, two boats were destroyed and three others were damaged (Claim #1216496). Fire and flammable shrinkwrap (and equally flammable fiberglass) don't mix. All it takes is a moment of inattention to ignite shrinkwrap, and sometimes the flames aren't even visible right away. Shrinkwrap is one job best left to the pros.
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