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Old 01-16-2023, 02:01 PM   #2
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City: Southport, FL near Panama City
Vessel Name: FROLIC
Vessel Model: Mainship 30 Pilot II since 2015. GB-42 1986-2015. Former Unlimited Tonnage Master
Join Date: Oct 2007
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Let me offer you a comment about wooden hull survival out of the water because I am guessing that storage for months up there in that dry weather will pull the planks apart. I had a Canadian visit my pier in a GB woodie, and he regaled me with tales of being able to drop a nickel between the strakes before relaunch every year and how many pumps it took to dewater the boat while it hung in the slings overnight.

When I brought my GB42 woodie across the desert on a truck from San Diego to Galveston in 1990, I smeared the entire underwater body of the boat with Vaseline to prevent drying of the hull during the ten-day trip, and upon relaunch, while the boat hung overnight in the slings as a precaution, the pencil line I drew at the waterline of a small puddle in the deepest part of the bilge was not even covered.
Rich Gano
FROLIC (2005 MainShip 30 Pilot II)
Panama City area
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