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Old 10-01-2011, 11:27   #1
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On the Hard or in a Slip?

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Quick question for all you salties.......My question is should I leave my vessel on the hard, or keep her in the water while I am away working, (aprox 6 months)? The cost will be the same as far as slipping fees go. I won't be able to use her until July. Someone said once to me that the anti-fouling paint would be jepordizes if she were hard standed?

But I imagine there would be less growth attacking my hull, plus she would be able to dry out, and also I would have more peace of mind knowing she is high and dry. Also I was told that the stuffing will need to be replaced after being out of the water so long...............All advice will be appriciated. BTW she is in a tropical local, so no worried of frost etc........
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Hi Dingo,
I suspect if you leave her sitting in warm water for 6 months with zip movement then the hull growth will be substantial enough to need to lift her for a clean when you get back.
If it were me I'd lift her now and leave her ahore for the time you are away.
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Lift her... as stated you'd have to lift her most likely when you get back so....
Peace of mind at no extra cost.... What a Bargain..

PS... Give the hull a good hose down and a light wet sanding when you get back before you go in..
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