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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:56 pm 
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it's getting cold out here. Im planning to put my fx one for a winter storage. I will leave it outside, but I'm planning to take the tramp away and put some individual covers for the hulls. Now I'm wondering if i should leave the mast on too. I take the boom and spinnaker pole + rudders away, but rest I could leave if the boat will be ok... That's the question, will it? During the coldest times it might get under -30 deg. of celsius (-22F) and there is the wind and snow factor too. Please help me out here...


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:44 am 
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I wouldn't leave it up. Wind pushing things around all winter can't be all that good for things.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:11 am 
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Leaving the mast up over the winter just adds wear and tear to the standing rigging. When I bought my boat in 2002 it was 2 years old and looked like it had the mast up 24/7 the whole time. I had to replace both shrouds, forestay, tang and connecting shackle due to excessive wear. :wink:


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