Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Closing up in the Rain






It was a wet wet weekend here.  It rained all Saturday and Sunday.  Regardless I felt I needed to get the cover on.  The leaves here are beginning to fall at and accelerated rate.  I don't want them all over the deck and plugging the scuppers up so out in the rain I go.

 Step 1 Ribbing  I use PVC pipe's to create a rib cage on the mast.  Here on the west coast of Lake Michigan we have been know to wake up to 4+ ft of snow, so the ribbing helps keep the snow from crushing down onto the deck.  While not a perfect system it helps.


 Step 2 cover with plastic.  I like the clear plastic you find in the paint section of most big box hardware stores $14.00  




Step 3  Bunch up the plastic in a ball and tie it down to the trailer. 



The final product a tented boat prepped for winter. 




2 comments:

  1. A bit sad to see her put away for the year. However, you are in good time to avoid the inevitable terrible weather of winter. BaggyWrinkles will be sailing throughout the winter in the south on behalf of all those northern sailors.

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  2. William don't worry about us Northerners we sail in all seasons up here. Just We go a bit faster during the winter. =-)

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