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Moving a boat in the winter?

Hello from Edmonton! I am new to sailing and need some advice. I have a small Kolibri, made of fibre glass. It has been outside, on land up till now and I wanted to move to an inside storage; but not sure if I should move it in the cold. Is this safe or will the fiber glass crack if moved in the cold? The temperatures in Edmonton this past December have been breaking records all over the world for being the coldest! We are currently experiencing a warm break, plus 1 to 5 celcius, for next few days. I thought it might be safe to move it while temps are warm. Thanks for any suggestions!
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As long as it is on a properly fitted trailer or cradle it should not be a problem. I assume fiberglass and resin does get a little more brittle in very cold weather but boats get moved all over the continent in winter.

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