Old as Dirt!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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When I was a youngster, boats were built of wood and during winter months were commonly layed-up ashore. Even water-side, the planks tended to dry out and shrink. Accordingly, every spring when relaunched, they would weap/leak through the seams until the planking had absorbed enough water to swell and close the seams.
Dickersons are exceptional yachts. One of the best boats built in the US. You might contact the Company but I doubt you'd have much difficulty. The cold might be another matter unless you thoroughly winterize the yacht.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."