Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:37 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:22 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 12:03 am
Posts: 8
Location: Finland
Hi,

since I live in freezing Finland and the winter is coming I need to ask... If I store my Hobie FX outside will that cause some damage/problem for the hulls etc. How am I going to do it in the right way?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:07 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:31 pm
Posts: 239
Location: Central Maine
Make sure there is no water in the hulls, or other areas (is your mast watertight?) and cover the hulls at the very least. The freezing temps alone should not hurt the boat, as long as it is dry. The other thing to consider is snow load. Even if you cover it, that could create a problem w/ snow load on the boat and or tramp. You may want to remove the tramp, and wrap the hulls individually. That way the weight of the snow won't really be a factor. Allow it fall right in between the hulls/crossbars.
I don't know what is involved in removing a tramp from an FX, but this is my suggestion anyway. Just keep the snow load off the tramp whatever you do.
I have also seen people drape big heavy tarps over the mast (as on trailer), creating sort of a 'tent' like structure, but I don't know if this will work in areas of really heavy snow and wind. The winter we had last year in New England would have been way too much snow for such an arrangement.

_________________
Jim

2007 Hobie Wave


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:17 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 12:03 am
Posts: 8
Location: Finland
Thank you for the tips! Removing the tramp is actually pretty easy, so I will do it.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group