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Storage question

Postby rondackr » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:50 pm

Can shrink wrapping be used to store a Glen L boat during the winter in the northeast? I"ve read conflicting opinions on this subject.

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Re: Storage question

Postby JoeM » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:58 am

I am clueless on this subject and living in Southern California I probably will never need to winterize my boat. That being said, I am interested in the answer to this topic.

What were the reasons people said to not wrap the boat? Humidity being trapped?
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Re: Storage question

Postby Bluesman » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:16 am

I don't have first hand experience shrink wrapping a wooden boat but I don't see why it would be a problem. The important thing is to install a vent in the wrap at a high point so any potential humidity can escape.

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I used to have my Manitou shrink wrapped every winter and it would cost ~ $400, then each spring you park it by the dumpster and throw away $400... Would drive me crazy to do that! I purchased a heavy winter cover for $300 and I've used it twice now so I'm $500 ahead! I'd never go back.
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Re: Storage question

Postby JimmY » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:14 pm

Check on craigslist, I found an indoor storage place for $250 for the season. No shrinkwrap, no snow, no rain.
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