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Winter storage 1Mon 25 Nov 2013 18:00:12
liam liam Tue 19 Nov 2013 15:07:24 Hi all,

after enjoying a few months on the water with my new manta Ive hauled her out for the winter.
Im just hoping to pick your brains on anything particular I should look to do before leaving her outside for 6 months? I have a full top cover on her. Does anyone coat the hull with any protective coating etc?

Thanks for your advice


Mekicevica Mekicevica Mon 25 Nov 2013 18:00:12 I usually take home everything that I can. Sails, upholstery, curtains, and that sort of thing will get mouldy if left in the boat.
A cover is a good idea, but make sure it is not going to be ripped by winter gales, or even worse, make the boat topple over in a blow.
My experience is that whatever I do there will be bird crap and algae everywhere and will have to do a good clean-up. I regularly get to the boat to do small jobs and ventilate a bit in dry days.
Apart from any repair jobs, it is just a matter of counting down the days till spring...

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