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Looking for winter sailing advice
I have a 1986 J-22 that I sail in NY in the Long Island Sound. The sailing season here is May 1 - Nov 1, and in the winter months I always have the boat hauled and shrink wrapped and then I don't sail again until May.
However, this year I'm considering moving it to another marina (one next to Laguardia Airport in Queens for those who may know the area) and wet docking it for the winter months and possibly sail. I've never sailed in the winter and I've never wet docked the boat in the winter either, and I'm wondering what extra precautions I should take.
From a maintenance point of view, there's no electricals and there's no plumbing, but would a cover of some sort be in order? It does get below freezing here.
As for sailing in cold weather, what are some things I might want to know or consider?
Thanks for the help.
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