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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Winter: One of the Four Best Seasons to Have Boat Repairs Done

Photos by Salt Water New England


  1. Looks more like a yacht.

    1. It does seem a bit more posh than our gaff rigged Cornish Crabber, doesn't it. Still is a labor of love, I'm sure.

  2. My memories of winter boat care run more to sanding marine plywood, preparing a classic Moth for paint and varnish. Raw red knuckles, wood dust on snow, not enough action to stay truly warm, but my she looked smart in the spring!

  3. Absolute perfection! Thank you so very much!

  4. Before shrink-wrapping we washed everything down with fresh inside and out after removing things to be stored dray and safe. We'll be varnishing all sections of the cabin sole and installing a deck prism in the forward hatch this winter... indoors in our new heated shop! Along the way I got a great tip for draining all water in the bilge to keep the pumps from freezing and cracking: a turkey baster to suck up every last drop, then sponging after.

  5. Beautiful vessel! I will have to agree with the first post (Yacht).


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