Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New England
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Cover some stuff.
Take all your halyards off, rinse them in fresh water, hang them to dry, and then coil them and put them away. Take off your spreaders and bring them home. If you have electronics (radar dome, windex, windometer cups, antennas etc.) disconnect and bring home. If you can't disconnect, buy a few 55 gal trash bags and put them over the top of the mast and your furler (if you have one) like a sock. Tie the open tight around the mast with strapping tape or duct tape. Don't tie directly to mast unless you want to clean up dried adhesive in the spring. I also take a garbage bag and slit the along the side edges. Unfold and wrap around the mast winches if you have any.
Make sure you secure the stays well and many places alone the mast to help them from flopping all over the place. Store the mast on three of four saw horses depending on it's length.
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