Winter cover. Broken 470 mast
for a strong back. Three-ply plastic sheeting with a polyester twine scrim from builder's supply 20' x 100' for $180. Shrink wrap tape. Grommets. Zipper door. A days worth of messing about.
Keeps the side decks free so it is easy to tend to the dock
lines. Less windage than one that goes over the lifelines
. Like a greeenhouse on sunny days, quite warm inside.
Last years version stood up to 50kts without worry but was made from an inferior product, got burned buying
something on the internets that wasn't what I thought. Make sure the scrim is an actual fiber as opposed to strips of colored plastic sheeting.
People around here pay about $900 to shrink wrap a forty footer, then in the spring they throw all that money
in the landfill along with their shrink-wrap plastic. I just don't get it. The current
version should last me two to three seasons at least.