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Stormy autumn

Postby Antti_DD » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:52 pm

There has been quite many storms battering Northern Europe this autumn. It feels that perhaps the storms are getting stronger and more common? Hope that everyone's boat is ok and undamaged after all these storms. Here are a couple of photos of our local boatyard, where one sail boat toppled over in the latest storm a few days ago.

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Broken mast
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Torn winter cover
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Re: Stormy autumn

Postby Nunui » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:01 pm

Antti- I hope Dolphin Dance is all right ¡¡¡

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Re: Stormy autumn

Postby Antti_DD » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:31 am

Thanks, yes DD is ok. Even the winter cover had stayed in place.
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Re: Stormy autumn

Postby Martijn » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:13 pm

Antti, When I look at pictures (while feeling sad for the owners) I notice that a lot of people use the same way of constructing the winter cover as yours. Is this a common thing in Finland/the Nordics? We don't see these kind of 'boat chalets' at all in Holland.

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Re: Stormy autumn

Postby Antti_DD » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:41 pm

Martijin, yes these chalets are quite common here and I guess that it has to do with snow. During a 'normal' winter, it is typical to have 20-50 cm of snow in February. However, in the Southern Finland the temperature often zigzags around the freezing point. Of course the snow is not a big problem as long as the temperature stays well below zero, but it comes very heavy when it melts. I have learned my lesson in this, and try to build the cover stand so that it has enough support planks for the tarpaulin, so that water cannot start pooling when the snow melts. However, our winter cover is more like a shack compared to some of the boat houses in our boat yard.
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Re: Stormy autumn

Postby Martijn » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:31 pm

As you like the standing mast cover I put over my boat I like the idea to develop a shack for my boat, useful for rudder refurbishment and polishing the gelcoat. What amount of time did you spend to build it? Guess materials can be bought at DIY?

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Re: Stormy autumn

Postby Antti_DD » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:01 pm

I built the 'shack' together with my father. The first time that we built it two years ago, it took probably around 6-7 hours to complete since we needed to buy all the materials, to saw the planks to a correct length etc.

This year we only needed to assemble the shack, so it took about 3 hours.

The materials needed for the shack are timber, screws, hinges and some thin wire. So nothing special and quite inexpensive also. Especially compared to the commercial options.
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Re: Stormy autumn

Postby Martijn » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:50 pm

Ok super and you told already that it is holding well in a storm, I'll take it in consideration and give my dad a call ;)

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