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Old 11-03-2010, 04:29 PM   #21
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RE: Wintering in the water

I vow to never bellyache about South Louisiana weather again. Even when its 104 in the shade.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:43 PM   #22
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RE: Wintering in the water

I'm not in SE Alaska, rather B.C. We don't often get much snow but when we do it's sticky and heavy. Shovel time, no brooms. And a plastic shovel so the darn stuff leaves when you toss it. I had it stick too many times to metal shovels including the tfe coated ones as the coating doesn't last all that long..


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There is a fellow in our marina who shrink wraps his boat, lives aboard, but installed a standard exterior door and frame for entry and egress. He and several others reuse the snrink wrap each year for 5-6 yrs. Just that each year it gets taped up more.
He too has been redoing decks each year. (CHB 34)

We don't get as cold or as much snow but it might be worth considering the door and frame.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:10 AM   #23
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*a plastic shovel so the darn stuff leaves when you toss it
Also plastic so you don't*chip the heck out of your gell coat.

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Old 11-04-2010, 01:26 PM   #24
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snow in the aft cockpit must come out of (what amounts to) .. a hole

Different strokes I guess , A few NYC winters aboard a 45 x 24 Wide Tri the snow was happily left on deck. Snow is a really good insulator .

It was interesting the first year aboard* the snow would melt off the deck and the 2x roof beams would show their pattern.

After a winter the overhead was insulated only with 3/4 in sound quieting 2ft by 4 ft insulation trimmed and** placed in between the beams and held in by varnished battens.

Then the beam pattern showed as melted , the rest of the cabin top stayed snow.

On our 90/90 sail ,there is a deck cockpit , between built in deck boxes , but it is at deck level.

No lifting , just a broom did the deed.

Fwd the snow was not touched as it is insulation .

When it melted it ran off.

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Old 11-04-2010, 02:02 PM   #25
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I vow to never bellyache about South Louisiana weather again. Even when its 104 in the shade.
When it is cold and you have to go out you just put on more clothes*or *stay indoors.
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When it is hot you can't take off enough clothes to stay cool.

What do you do. Stay indoors?

I had to crawl into my commercial oven once at about 100 deg.
Thought I was going to die.
How do you boy's in the south survive?

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Old 11-05-2010, 03:37 AM   #26
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How do you boy's in the south survive?

Breeding

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Old 11-05-2010, 11:45 AM   #27
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Swimming pool and Crown & water in the afternoon helps.
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:48 PM   #28
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RE: Wintering in the water

Breeding

That why you've got so many people down there?

All the animals do it.

Who wants to have sex when it's 100 drgrees?

Count me out.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:23 AM   #29
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"That why you've got so many people down there?"

You have to be kidding , when we look off our East porch there are no lights visible.

Sure there is a town 14 miles away , but its too tiny to create a loom.

"Who wants to have sex when it's 100 drgrees?"

Up north folks respond to "whats your sign" with zodiac responses.

"Slippery when WET " is the southern response .


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Up north folks respond to "whats your sign" with zodiac responses.

"Slippery when WET " is the southern response .


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FF, My*man that is a good one. really cracked me up.

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Old 11-08-2010, 03:51 AM   #31
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All is fair in love and war.
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Amen!!!!! I don't know how ya'll do it!!!! I thought we loved boats and water, but ya'll take it to whole another level!!!!!

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