Thursday, January 17, 2008

Photo of the Day

Winter in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Its amazing how many boats are still in the water.

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At Tuesday, January 29, 2008 2:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to wonder why I haul my sailboat out every summer.
Does anyone have any comments about any experiences with leaving your boats in the water here?


At Tuesday, January 29, 2008 2:36:00 PM, Blogger Brooklyn Salt said...

While your editor doesn't leave his boat in the water during the winter, we do know lots of folks who do leave their vessels in the water during the winter months.

Typically, these folks will perform a short haul before (or after) the winter season to clean the bottom so the anti fouling works.

The thing people need to worry about is the boat sinking. For boats with self-bailing cockpits, be sure that the thru-hulls are new and secure. You If the thruhull breaks, your boat will be down with Davey Jones. Ice buildup can cause a thruhull to break, so its a good idea to check out your boat every few weeks.

For those without self bailing cockpits, like a Pearson Ensign, its a good idea to ensure that the cover is very tight. And its a good idea to go pump out your boat ever two weeks to preven it from being waterlogged.


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