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Old 14-07-2010, 07:03   #1
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What to Do About StackPack While Away from Boat

Hi, all --

Sheesh, which forum does THIS question fit into?

I need to leave my boat here in Florida, in the water at a marina, for several months right in the heart of hurricane season. Naturally I'll take down the sails, dodger, and bimini and store them below.

But this StackPack thing -- I've never had one before and I'd rather not take down that spider web of bungee and lines if it's not absolutely necessary. Has anyone else come up with a safe, secure to leave it rigged and secure the canvas part so that it won't flog about in the wind and destroy itself?

My previous boat went through a hurricane just fine on a mooring while loads of other boats went up on the beach or crashed into piers. But that didn't have a StackPack (and I even took the whole boom off and put it down on the cabin sole -- not going to do that this time).

What would you do? Just take it down and figure out all those lines later? Or ...?

Any other tips on leaving a boat for months (maybe 6 or so) are also appreciated!


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Old 14-07-2010, 07:22   #2
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Take it down. Gets awful humid in FL . The best bet to stop mildew is hanging a lot of Sun-Pacs in the boat. Used to be able to get them in Walgreens but they're harder to find these days as it's formaldehyde and everyone seems scared to sell it. It'll kill everything in the boat and no mildew forms.
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Many stackpac arrangements have adjustable lazy jacks that would allow you to drop the pack and lazyjacks onto the boom and lash it with light line. There should be little additional windage from doing this.


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