Regretfully! I must put my boat away for the winter. It will have to be outside and we do get our share of snow. My plan is to store it upsidedown on a padded custom built cradle with the support points shaped to match the contact points of the boat, carpet will be the padding material. How do I plan to get it on the cradle upside down? manpower! I've seen the way the youngsters at the local sailing clubs handle their 420 Albacores, they toss them around quite easily and they're slightly bigger than the 14.2 .....so no problems anticipated! For coverage I will be covering the centreboard slot with a strip of carpet then stretch a tarp over top of the entire hull. This is the first year for this method of storage and I don't know of anyone else using it. ....Just makes sense to me. If this is a bad idea, please let me know! Thanks!