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Old 01-04-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
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winter covers?

i have a metal frame and then had it shrunk wraped and added a plywood door for my first winter aboard. i was wondering what you all do in the colder states for a cover if anything? a large reason for my cover was so i could remove my decks over the winter. post photos and tell me what you do. im thinking after my decks and glassed and boiler is complete i wont cover her next year.

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Old 01-04-2010, 04:38 PM   #2
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RE: winter covers?

Jakob,You could head south for the winter!!! Seriously, we came home yesterday after 3 days on the boat. It was 29-30 at night, 45 or so during the day. The reverse air heated the boat well- but it was not too comfortable because of being hot higher up and cooler lower down. We ran a couple of fans on low to mix it up which helped. Condensation on the windows, etc. kept things feeling damp also. I guess wintering in Belize would help
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RE: winter covers?

Glassing with most resins requires some minimum temperature to be on the substrate , and maintained for a while.

Epoxy might be formulated to cute really cold , but its E$pensive.

A heater setup would be required that did not add moisture to the air.

Best guess is rip & strip under cover , patch with epoxy and heat lamps the deck , and do the GRP in the spring.
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