winter storage

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  1. lasersailor173707

    lasersailor173707 New Member

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    ok so a quick question: what is the best way to store my laser for the winter? (it will be inside)
    on the trailer (i have an aluminum trailex trailer)
    on the dolly
    or
    upside down, sitting on wood blocks?
    thanks!
     
  2. TheBoathouse

    TheBoathouse New Member

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    I would leave it on the trailex (assuming its being held up by the rails) but without a strap on it and no extra weight stored on it...
     
  3. lasersailor173707

    lasersailor173707 New Member

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    ok so another quick question as well........should i leave the hull plug in or pull it out? my boat is staying in an enclosed porch during the winter, so the temp in there does fluxuate with the temperature too.
     
  4. TheBoathouse

    TheBoathouse New Member

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    Always store your boat with the plug out (unless its in the water :eek: )..
     
  5. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    That's only a good idea if you can remember to put it back in before sailing! :(

    Merrily
     
  6. archcat

    archcat New Member

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    I was told my my local dealer (laser that is :D ) The best way to winter store the boat is Vertical. I'll try it this winter.

    Cheers
    Mark
     
  7. jackmcpilot

    jackmcpilot New Member

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    Can I store my Laser by stan
    ding it up on the stern? I have a tall garage but I am limited on floor space.
     
  8. 49208

    49208 Tentmaker

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    Sure can, that's how Vanguard stores them in their factory. Make sure it's resting on the stern rail (deck/hull joint) and not the transom/bottom or gudgeons
     
  9. archcat

    archcat New Member

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    What are peoples thoughts about wrapping the boat in plastic while the boat is being stored outdoors during the horrible winter months.

    Cheers
    Mark
     
  10. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    It would have to be perfectly dry, wouldn't it? or you could get blisters in the gel coat.

    Merrily
     
  11. WestCoast

    WestCoast New Member

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    I store Lasers in our warehouse vertically.

    Put a piece of soft foam, like house insulation, down, and then angle the boat. This way the gudgeons crush through the foam, and the boat can sit more vertically, while resting all of it's wait on the transom and not on said gudgeons.
     

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