blue plastic tarps keep off sunshine --bad for wood, and fresh water--bad for teak
loves salt water
, hates fresh. mine has 3 layers of tarping now for rain, sun, and coolness....works well and no one comes over to bother me....just my repairman. i love it.
formosas need caulk regularly. many owners donot caulk their deck
mounted items. when this happens with a boat having essentially wood topsides, you get a need to tarp in temperate zones--leakage happens.
i just yesterday managed to recaulk my main mast
collar--the goo was original equipment
, hecho en taiwan
....the bolts on my stantions are original equipment
and lots of corrosion---these are 2 man jobs, and sometimes folks put these jobs off indefinitely.
it rains, therefore it pours--right on the pillow---therefore tarps in yards and on marina docks and at anchor
....... i found my caprail leaks
into boat also--so i oiled and no more leakage--i like doing rebedding of topsides in rainy season--faster feedback, and gods made tarps for this work.
so far all my leaks
have been straightforward and easy to find and fix with 2 people working. no headiners or other baffles for the leaking spots to hide behind.