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Ironic innit

Post by Michael4 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:55 am

It is coming to the end of October, my little clinker dinghy has been flapping its way around the harbour since late February and now it does not leak. Following seasonal habit I will bring it home in a couple of weeks and store it in a dry, warm, well ventilated garage.

Come next February or March I will launch the little thing and remind myself of the joys of pumping.

Why do I bother?
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Re: Ironic innit

Post by JimC » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:45 am

Michael4 wrote:Why do I bother?
Because you're well aware of the destruction that frost and ice will wreak on a boat?
I suppose there must be a way you could control the climate in your garage to an extent to minimise the excess drying out - provided that won't compromise everything else in there.

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Re: Ironic innit

Post by Michael Brigg » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:34 pm

JimC wrote:
Michael4 wrote:Why do I bother?
Because you're well aware of the destruction that frost and ice will wreak on a boat?
I suppose there must be a way you could control the climate in your garage to an extent to minimise the excess drying out - provided that won't compromise everything else in there.
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Re: Ironic innit

Post by Rupert » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:50 pm

Not sure about that - she was in one piece when she went in there!
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Re: Ironic innit

Post by Rupert » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:51 pm

The answer to the original problem is surely to simply keep on sailing south?
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Re: Ironic innit

Post by ent228 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:19 pm

Does it have to be warm? Maybe just frost free?

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Re: Ironic innit

Post by jpa_wfsc » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:43 pm

Lovely book - by Mike Peyton - includes the timeless advice - to avoid laying up and re-commisioning costs / effort - just don't. Keep on Sailing!
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Re: Ironic innit

Post by Michael4 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:37 pm

I had thought of turning it over (on the trolley for plenty of air under), then covering it with a tarpaulin held away from the boat's hull by strategically placed small lumps of sponge to allow air circulation all over...then I thought the idea bonkers.

Keeping sailing is the the thing to do but my tweeds get very musty in December.

As an aside I have recently taken on a Tideway that has spent all its life (40 plus years) on a mooring or whip in Emsworth. It may be scarred and battered with the occasional broken rib but I have found no rot and allegedly it still floats...
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Re: Ironic innit

Post by ent228 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:20 pm

My neighbour has taken to keeping his 27 ft yacht afloat all the time apart from routine maintenance. The reason is that the water around the hull moderated the internal temp and it gets far less condensation inside that when it was stuck up on jacks at the local yard. Money was not the reason. So maybe just get it out for a bit of TLc and put it back in?

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Re: Ironic innit

Post by Alan P. » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:41 pm

[quote="Rupert"]The answer to the original problem is surely to simply keep on sailing south?[/quote]

Yep, I'd say this is the best option!
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Re: Ironic innit

Post by SoggyBadger » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:25 pm

Alan P. wrote:
Rupert wrote:The answer to the original problem is surely to simply keep on sailing south?
Yep, I'd say this is the best option!
But what do you do once you've crossed the Equator? Keep heading for Antarctica or head back North?
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Re: Ironic innit

Post by trebor » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:07 pm

Turn right and follow the sunset.
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Re: Ironic innit

Post by Michael4 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:32 pm

'Sail south until the butter melts and then turn right'

(With apologies to whoever it was)
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