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Old 01-04-2014, 01:03 AM
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shrink wrap

I've got a move coming up in February, going from east coast to west coast via I40. I'm planning on shrink wrapping the boat for the trip. My question is should I have the boat shrink wrapped with the teak swim platform attached or detached?
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:09 AM
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I would take the deck off and place in boat...
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:25 AM
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I agree with Mike. Take the platform off and secure it in the boat.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:13 AM
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Anything to decrease the length is a good idea. But if you have a pickup and room I'd put the deck in the truck so it doesn't move around or rub the interior somehow.
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:01 AM
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Be sure you secure it properly. I,m sure you'll have to stand it on end, so put a small rug unser the edge to prevent chaffing.
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:46 AM
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I'd leave it on the boat. I don't see any harm with it. I've done a few 2K mile round trips with mine. Once in the winter through a snowstorm.
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:04 PM
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Be sure you secure it properly. I,m sure you'll have to stand it on end, so put a small rug unser the edge to prevent chaffing.
I hate chaffing...
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:22 PM
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