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Old 10-08-2009, 08:02 PM
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Shrink wrap ?

Hey guys do to current economic times "no job no house" I have to store my boats outside Has anyone tried the shrink wrap method before ? any pro's and or cons to it ? I live in nor cali so I am not to much worried about temp just moisture and or mold condition. I do not have the newest or nicest boat but it is clean and good shape for it's age and I work hard to keep it that way. I just don't want to have it shrink wrap and pull it off to find a inside full of mold. Any feed back or info is greatly appreciated thank you
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:35 PM
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It's discussed in the recent thread, http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=32906
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:38 PM
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Hey guys do to current economic times "no job no house" I have to store my boats outside Has anyone tried the shrink wrap method before ? any pro's and or cons to it ? I live in nor cali so I am not to much worried about temp just moisture and or mold condition. I do not have the newest or nicest boat but it is clean and good shape for it's age and I work hard to keep it that way. I just don't want to have it shrink wrap and pull it off to find a inside full of mold. Any feed back or info is greatly appreciated thank you
Let it breathe to some degree. Personally I'd not do it. Find a cover then find a tarp to protect the cover / trailer / etc,still allowing air circulation. Even a carport over that would be a reasonable solution.

( http://www.carolinacarportsinc.com/Gallery/Gallery.html )

They do get wrapped / shipped and set in storage for various reasons but I wouldn't care to do it on a boat.

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Old 10-08-2009, 08:54 PM
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I used to have our old boat shrink wrapped for outdoor storage and they inserted a plastic vent into the plastic that allowed it to breathe.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:39 PM
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Gotta have vents, preferably active ventilation. If the air inside the boat hits the dew point, you'll get condensation. If you get condensation, you'll get mold. And lots of it.
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:34 AM
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I do remember some horror stories over the years of people uncovering their boats that were put away spotless in the fall....
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