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Lack of H2O shrinking hull of my Nantucket?
|Author||Topic: Lack of H2O shrinking hull of my Nantucket?|
posted 02-06-2005 05:36 PM ET (US)
This year was the first time I had the boat stored in my driveway under shrink wrap. After walking around the boat several times, once each week, I am convinced that removal from the water has been making my boat shrink in size. It looks so small on the blocks. I initially thought it might be temperature-related, but I have ruled that out with multi-day observations. God this boat was gigantic to me in her slip and on the water. Can anyone else shed some light? What should I do about it?
|BOB KEMMLER JR||
posted 02-06-2005 09:59 PM ET (US)
move somewhere warmer and get out on the water!!! the hull should go back to original size after being launched and if not,try a few rum and cokes(as long as your not driving).I have confidence all will be well after that.
posted 02-07-2005 03:03 PM ET (US)
Move down here Sal! We'd love to have you. Mild winters, and summers that have temps that approach the flash point of gelcoat!
posted 02-07-2005 03:27 PM ET (US)
I have exactly the opposite problem. When my boat is home in Idaho it's huge, but in the summer, on the coast, it's a little boat, especially when I'm in Campbell River with the 120 footers
posted 02-07-2005 03:45 PM ET (US)
I envy you guys.
posted 02-07-2005 09:20 PM ET (US)
Sal, obviously it's the shrink wrap that's making your boat look small.
All will be well at recommissioning time, I assure you.
|BOB KEMMLER JR||
posted 02-07-2005 10:06 PM ET (US)
don't forget,things shrink in the cold too,just ask george Castanza ;o)
posted 02-08-2005 07:22 AM ET (US)
Maybe it's because your new engine is bigger than the other one, making your boat look smaller...besides that, Bob also makes a very true statement.
posted 02-08-2005 10:02 AM ET (US)
Oy Vahs Mere! This winter has srunk everything!!! I need warmth, sun, water, My Nantucket!! Have her stored at the Marina, can't bare to look at her all covered up...but I'm planning on being in the water 1 April Or Die!!!Sal, bring her down here for the Chestertowne Event, youl be glad you did:))
posted 02-08-2005 12:42 PM ET (US)
I'll check that event out Henry....hope all well with you amigo.
posted 02-08-2005 09:30 PM ET (US)
Add a little VIAGRA to that OLD hull. Makes thinks look big ALL OVER again...I am not speaking from experience. Just what I have heard. Is the inside of your hull blue like the pill?
Hope this small bit if advise helps
witsendfl Jim K
posted 02-09-2005 07:30 AM ET (US)
Sal, go to MapQuest. Look up Longboat Key, FL. Print the directions. Start driving....you'll be glad you did. Maybe we will see you on the 19th.
posted 02-09-2005 08:07 AM ET (US)
Sal, I hate to tell but here in Central Florida, yesterday and what looks to be the same today, was one of the pretiest days I have ever seen. No wind on the lake, temp about 73 and humidity just right. Many boats catching Crappie and a few bass in front of my house. Unfortuantly my boat is in for service :(......
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