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smallboatlover 12-25-2011 10:18 AM

What can i get done in the winter?
So i have a 16' sailboat. right now it has 3 holes in it. i sailed it all last season. i grinded down these 3 holes. to patch them so they don't leak a drop. Also the trailer needs work. im just wondering what can i get done in this cold weather.

Lake Superior Sailor 12-25-2011 11:06 AM

Could start out by cleaning sails,Then some sewing repairs. anything that comes off can be done inside, Varnish or paint, Build small add on projects, & then there is always Dreaming!--Dale

smallboatlover 12-25-2011 11:10 AM

good idea how would i clean the sails?

Lake Superior Sailor 12-25-2011 11:36 AM

I used woolite the bath tub and a scub brush--Dale

zz4gta 12-25-2011 12:15 PM

All the work on the trailer. Anything with paint or epoxy will be temperature dependant. All splicing and or mounting new hardware can be done in the winter.

smallboatlover 12-25-2011 12:42 PM

i think working on the trailer would be my best bet

Lake Superior Sailor 12-25-2011 12:43 PM

This is a great time to rework lines with seizing ect.or and fancy Knot work to your tiller- Dale

garyguss 12-25-2011 04:48 PM


Originally Posted by smallboatlover (Post 810316)
good idea how would i clean the sails?

Pro-tip Don't use the washing machine, it will make your wife mad and the wind gods wont like it much either

Siamese 12-25-2011 05:08 PM

I don't think his wife will mind.

JedNeck 12-25-2011 06:03 PM

It's always a bad idea to let your wife know you know how to use the wash machine.

I'm doing alot of reading and dreaming this winter. My boat is still in the water but we have had an unusual high sitting on us killing the wind.

I plan on some interior fixes/upgrades after I haul her. Wood work for now but paint and epxoy in the spring after it warms up.

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