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Old 08-20-2015, 04:14 PM
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Cold Weather Storage?

I love in Colorado Springs and with the cool weather this week I've started to plan for my winterization and winter storage.

With regards to storage, I'm looking for something indoors to keep my 'new to me' baby out of the elements, but wanted to get opinions on other alternatives--shrink wraps? covered storage? I'll obviously do the thorough winterization of everything, but most concerned about the extreme cold/winds impact on fiberglass and upholstery if I were to just wrap it and leave her outside. Can't be good.

The weather here is too brutal to keep outdoors, but all the indoors stuff is pretty pricey!

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Old 08-20-2015, 04:22 PM
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If you condition the vinyl and wrap the boat, you won't have any issues with the harsh winters. Use Boat Bling Condition Sauce on the vinyl, and you can use regular shrink wrap that is used to wrap pallets around the hull and tower.

http://boatbling.net/?wpsc-product=condition-sauce
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:51 AM
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I store mine in a unheated shed in MN where it gets to -30F or some god awful number... JUST DON'T sit, stand, step on the vinyl while it is cold...

+1 with what Scott023 said with the only caution is to make sure your boat is completely dry before you wrap it...and add some moisture absorbing packs....and/or make sure it has some venting....

I just put my cover loosely over mine... ... I use 303 but same method...
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:54 AM
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these threads are not allowed in the northern hemisphere till mid december..
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:22 AM
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I know. It seems wrong to be discussing it this early, but this'll be my first year so I want to have it planned out. Thanks all!
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:30 AM
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I think we are going to have a cold early winter...
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:36 AM
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I think we are going to have a cold early winter...
darn u curver! we already had 2.. in a row and 2 short summers.. I know people in MN curver.. if you know what I mean
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Old 08-21-2015, 03:44 PM
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Winters in Colorado Springs are balmy compared to the arctic tundra here in SD. I know people in Bismarck ND who waterski in January.

If you dry out your boat and cover it with a ventilated cover you'll be fine.
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:43 PM
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I would find inside un-heated storage, I could not sit at home and watch it snow on my new toy.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:02 AM
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darn u curver! we already had 2.. in a row and 2 short summers.. I know people in MN curver.. if you know what I mean
well sent them up with pitchforks and torches.. at least that will keep us warmer!!!!

today was the worst.. 50 with a STRONG wind out of the north made it feel like 45 or so... it was down right cold....
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