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Flying Finn

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I bought my first fiberglass boat recently, and it has a flawless Alexseal paint job. Would you shrink wrap or frame and tarp it to the waterline?
 

Blitzen

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If the hull is painted I would not bring anything down below the toerail. Any fine sand or dirt caught between the cover and hull will cause problems. Also if the top is too tight to the hull and moisture gets in there you could have blistering issues.

If you go with the shrink just tape it to the toe rail all the way around. Been doing painted boats like this for years.
 

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Thanks for the tip. I think the tape used with that stuff might br strong enough to hold it if wrapped around the rub rail. The idea of tucking the material around the "belly-band" so tight on the hull just bothers me a little.
 

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Flying Finn

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have a pole shed that housed the 32' family built cruiser. Last year the boat went to RI with new owners who are rebuilding her from the deck up. the boat was my grandfather's and was hard to let go but became too much to keep up with. Now, the shed has 3 small boats and our forklift in it, who knew?
 


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