[Alberg30] Winter afloat

Bob Johns rjohns3 at optonline.net
Sat Nov 2 19:11:39 PST 2002

On Saturday, November 2, 2002, at 09:56  PM, James Davis wrote:

> George said
> "A canvas cover will help keep the boat clean, but isn't absolutely
> necessary.  If you don't have a cover and it snows, you'll need to
> shovel the snow out of the cockpit. "
> For shoveling the snow off of a boat let me recommend a Rubbermaid 
> dust pan.  It is heavy enough to move a lot of snow and won't ding the 
> glass or wood.
> Jim Davis
> S/V Isa Lei
> CT 35

We probably get colder weather up here in Long Island than in the 
Chesapeake. The normal procedure here is to cover the boat. One year I 
did not do it and water got into the boat, apparently through stern 
vents. Anyway, there was a significant amount of water in the bilge 
when I checked it and it had frozen solid. I didn't see any way to thaw 
it out. Fortunately when it finally thawed there was no damage, but I 
was visualizing the bilge being pushed apart by the ice.

Bob Johns, Wind Call #397

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