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Old 09-12-2011, 07:17   #16
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Any ideas on ice & docks? Specify getting on and off the boat? We just about had a catastrophic event this am w/heavy frost.
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Clearly, you would need to lay some carpet on the deck to keep these off the gelcoat. That said, they are very effective. Even serious hikers and winter climbers swear by them, often using them before they switch to crampons higher on the mountain. Overkill for heavy frost, but very nice for freezing rain and hard packed snow.

I also have a small handle tackle I use to pull the boat closer to the pilings and to hold her steady when loading and unloading.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:47   #18
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Being retired I stay on the boat, it'll melt sooner or later;-)
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Get some sand of the beach and scatter it around your pontoon berth.. add salt if inland...
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Good advice. And to go with it: plan your heavy shopping to take place at high tide.

Wonderblond came down the gangway yesterday on an extreme minus tide with a case of wine, a twelve-pack of beer, a mega-jug of kitty litter and a bagful of whatever she found at the farmers' market.

Sheesh. Nothing like the December full moon.
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Clearly, you would need to lay some carpet on the deck to keep these off the gelcoat. That said, they are very effective. Even serious hikers and winter climbers swear by them, often using them before they switch to crampons higher on the mountain. Overkill for heavy frost, but very nice for freezing rain and hard packed snow.

I also have a small handle tackle I use to pull the boat closer to the pilings and to hold her steady when loading and unloading.
Snow over here is a rare event (a few days or so every few years - anytime from Nov to March).......so causes chaos

Last year used pretty the same things as those Yaktrax - simply snow chains for feet They do make a helluva difference
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Good advice. And to go with it: plan your heavy shopping to take place at high tide.

Wonderblond came down the gangway yesterday on an extreme minus tide with a case of wine, a twelve-pack of beer, a mega-jug of kitty litter and a bagful of whatever she found at the farmers' market.

Sheesh. Nothing like the December full moon.
Our docks are just the opposite. High tide brings our deck like 3 ft above the docks
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Snow over here is a rare event (a few days or so every few years - anytime from Nov to March).......so causes chaos

Last year used pretty the same things as those Yaktrax - simply snow chains for feet They do make a helluva difference
We have them....was lost on how to protect gelcoat / teak. I like the simple carpet idea...any idea on how to keep them on the deck? Tie down??!!
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We have them....was lost on how to protect gelcoat / teak. I like the simple carpet idea...any idea on how to keep them on the deck? Tie down??!!
I bet it would be simple to get some thrift store carpet and burn holes in it a few inches in from the edge. Then lash it to something. I have done this when doing engine work, for similar reasons.
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Christ you were lucky del Este is now the most expensive marina on the coast but still one of the nicest if you can afford it

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I remember a small Marina, just under development, called "Puenta de Mona del Este",
a lovely little port with surprising friendly people. I had just had a starting fire on board and they did not want any payment for the night I stayed there and cleaned up the boat.
One of the very few nice memories of Spain.
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