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Just finished removing everything off boat prior to shrink wrap (already been winterized) . We removed mattresses, lines, pillows, dishes, fenders, life jackets, silverware, cockpit carpet, and more. Lot of stuff we'll have to cart back in the spring. Wondering what others do who store their boat outside for winter.
 

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Add silica packs in there to absorb the extra moisture. also I leave all my doos and hatches open a bit, to let the air circulate.
 

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I bring off anything that'll hold moisture and put it in the basement. I also put moisture absorber all over and make sure there is plenty of ventalation.
 

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After having two compasses break, I have gotten in the habit of removing my compass.
I have heard good and bad stories about doing this.
If it's and older boat I would suggest it.
Older compasses are getting harder to replace.

Just my 2cents.

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I also winter store outside and shrinkwrap.

Removed everything from the boat:
Fenders, Lines, Life Jackets, Tools, Batteries, Can Coozies, all canvas (camper and cockpit), anchors & lines, snap carpet.... etc. It is alot of stuff to haul home and back in the spring.
Also put in a couple de-humidifers purchased at Boat US in there. Left cabin doors open.
 

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We took all silver/plastic ware, plates, cups, coozies, rope, anchors, 3 batteries, electronics (stereo, GPS and radar display), life jackets, fenders, and pillows. We left the canvass hanging from the frames with lots of silicone packs placed in them, left cushions but propped them all up on their ends. Opened the doors, cracked the hatches about an inch, put ventilation strips in the shrinkwrap and put out 6 cups of baking soda through out.

We live in a bi-level and dont have a basement. If we did, the cushions and canvas would be home with us. As it is right now, they would just be stored outside, up in the garage rafters, and would see no difference in temp. from keeping on the boat.
 

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winter time humidity is low i allways thought so anyways. so left almost everything on boat except the stuff i need at home, like liquor . brought gps and electronics in.put in basement. cds tapes .tv. etc. tosed couple packs of moisture absorb in and left doors open for air flow.

in spring will take out sheets and blankets and stuff and wash it all.
 
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I always spread dryer sheets around the cabin and in cupbords and cubbies, and wow......does it smell good in the spring.

See you all in the spring. It's gonna be one hell of a year in 2004.
 

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I used to take everything off, and then put it in my garage, what a pain in the a$$, whats the difference if its cold on the boat or cold in my garage. The humidity over the winter is not a problem, its much worse in the summer with wet feet in the cabin, rain, high humidity. Now I only take the small things or the things that might break if frozen, not much.

I have thought about heated storage, but the cost is prohibitive.
 
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