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Sal A posted 02-06-2005 05:36 PM ET (US)   Profile for Sal A   Send Email to Sal A  
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)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
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.
TexasWhaler posted 02-07-2005 03:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for TexasWhaler  Send Email to TexasWhaler     
Move down here Sal! We'd love to have you. Mild winters, and summers that have temps that approach the flash point of gelcoat!
kglinz posted 02-07-2005 03:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for kglinz  Send Email to kglinz     
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
Sal A posted 02-07-2005 03:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
I envy you guys.
Sheila posted 02-07-2005 09:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
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)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
don't forget,things shrink in the cold too,just ask george Castanza ;o)
erik selis posted 02-08-2005 07:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Hey Sal,

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.


Yiddil posted 02-08-2005 10:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
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:))
Sal A posted 02-08-2005 12:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
I'll check that event out Henry....hope all well with you amigo.
witsendfl posted 02-08-2005 09:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for witsendfl  Send Email to witsendfl     
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

fno posted 02-09-2005 07:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
Sal, go to MapQuest. Look up Longboat Key, FL. Print the directions. Start'll be glad you did. Maybe we will see you on the 19th.
lakeman posted 02-09-2005 08:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for lakeman  Send Email to lakeman     
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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