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|12-24-2010 10:05 AM|
Originally Posted by jaschrumpf View Post
|12-23-2010 02:53 PM|
Originally Posted by midlifesailor View Post
Of course, I've never seen a cat blown off its blocks, sideways, only crushed and over charged.
|12-23-2010 02:01 PM|
I've left my 1975 Newport 28 in my slip at White Rocks since I bought her in 2007, only pulling out for a powerwash and general inspection in the spring.
Last winter when we got 30" of snow I nearly panicked, and drove my Honda Civic into the wilds of Pasadena down Fort Smallwood road to get to her and shovel her off. When I got there I couldn't even see where she was even an inch deeper in the water -- and my cockpit was full to the gun'ls.
Now I realize what a load she can handle, and if we get big snows again I know I can wait a couple of days for the plows to get around before heading over to shovel her out.
|12-23-2010 12:50 PM|
Originally Posted by pdqaltair View Post
Actually, this is the first time we've had to worry much about snow in or out of the water. Deltaville, just didn't get the accumulation you see around here. Even with the big storms last year they only got a few inches.
|12-23-2010 09:38 AM|
Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
Perhaps I would'nt feel so strongly if I could not check on my boat every few weeks. But I like to sail all year, so in the water works best, even if I do freeze in for a few weeks.
I do respect that folks much further north in real cold have different issues.
|12-23-2010 08:42 AM|
I've been so busy with getting ready for the holidays I haven't had time to update, but the guys at HHN have Palmetto Moon hauled cleaned and blocked. I can't imagine how bad it must have been powerwashing the bottom in that cold, but they did it and below the waterline looks great.
I got a chance to take a closer look at the spot where I rubbed the dock on our Sept cruise and think I may be able to sand it before polishing and waxing and not have to try a gelcoat repair but that will have to wait for warmer weather. The bottom paint still looks pretty darn good so we'll just plan to do some touch up on that.
I still need to get the dodger down and put up tarps, but its gonna have to wait and it looks like we'll get more snow before I get around to it, but I'll get it done eventually.
BTW, We're stacked one row behind the beautiful Virgina Dare.
|12-14-2010 01:39 PM|
|SVCarolena||Oh, and just to add, here is to one mroe week before the days start getting longer, and three months before we start boating season 2011!|
|12-14-2010 01:38 PM|
|SVCarolena||We are just off the Potomac and we stay in all winter. We winterize the head, pressure water and engine, but also use a bilge heater to keep the inside just above heating (one of the Extreme heaters designed for this). We also pull all the canvas, which this year is on its way to Sail Care. We do make a point of visiting her at least once a week to make sure bilge pump is working and the batteries are topped up. And because winterizing our engine is such a snap, we look forward to a relatively warm day in Dec/Jan/Feb to get out for a quick trip, even if just under power. Sadly, last year that day didn't come until spring. Over the past four years, I've only seen a thin coat of ice in our marina two times, and both times there was open water right around the hull. We are pretty much fresh water this far up river, but a regular current seems to keep things from freezing. Acutally, Occoquan bay is listed as an ice hole on the charts. anyway, would love to have it out this year for some projects, but for us the reall problem isn't financial, it is a lack of facilities on this part of the river that have the equipement, draft and space to pull and store a sailboat.|
|12-14-2010 08:17 AM|
When I was sailing out of Salem and Marblehead some boats came out but most stayed in the water. Many had bubblers some did not. Only occasionally do I remember the salt water freezing and that was in the areas where there was not much water movement like small inlets and canals.
Every boat in the water was covered. Too much snow possible to risk not covering.
|12-14-2010 07:55 AM|
|Ajax_MD||LOL, Dog you guys get a "special" kind of cold. I wonder if even a bubbler could keep your dock ice-free. Not just a haul-out, but storage in a boat house!|
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