Before my boat was taken out of the water
last week I was advised that I should put it back in the water
soon after the anti-fouling
is complete and dried. The reasoning was that if it is left to dry too long it might crack.
Now I'm stick with a dilema... I ordered a new prop which I thought was due to arrive at the marina today, so the anti-fouling
is been finished off this morning. I have now noticed that the UPS tracking site says the prop will arrive Tuesday 26th and not today (I must have looked at only the Tuesday part).
So now I have a €450 question, should I put the boat back in the water and get it hauled out again and when the prop arrives, or should I leave it on the hard
for the week and risk cracking?
If the cracking makes it more likely that at the end of the season the hull
needs to be re-sanded and anti-fouled (after 8 weeks sailing) as opposed just a hose down.... then I think it will be worth dipping it back in whist waiting for the prop.
Any thoughts about what problems may be caused letting it dry for a week?