Yacht Winter Storage

Danny_Labrador

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Well its one option.....

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I can see why it was done, trestles / supports become expensive and a bit of an engineering project as boat size increases, but is it a great idea to have the keel sitting in fresh water most of the winter ?

A serious bilge pump may be required in the trench for any maintenance work, and things like painting ( more, if that's a lift keel ) may not be possible, it will be too wet in the usual spring weather.

As I say I can see why, but storage above ground level would have been prefrable; also the higher the boat, the more deterrent to casual thieves.

The only real advantage I can see is if it's a particularly windy place, I see the other boats do the same, and it isn't UK...
 

Blueboatman

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Is that Florida? Seen it done and rather like the idea in a hurricane scenario.

I like the slightly more generous spacing of the boats too, for the same reason.
 
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