Originally Posted by Heath68
Many thanks.. some have already told me that i am too big. Is it not just easier to keep it in the water? What are the problems wity doing that?
You need to be out for anti-fouling
, sail drive servicing (oil and seals), propeller
servicing, anode changes, some saildrive
anodes require the prop to be removed others are split and can be done in the water.
In UK there is some advantages to being stored on the hard, keeps the underwater areas from fouling, maintenance can be done just prior to launch so will last longer. Less of a chance of freezing, water systems can be drained and winterized although this needs to be done even if afloat.
In the tropics it is often kinder to keep the boat in the water as there is possibility of internal damage caused by high temperatures on the hard.