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Re: Mooring out question

In my opinion you are worrying way too much. I never had my SJ23 out of the water for years until I decided the moorage costs were way too much (1600 a year) for a $3,000 boat. So I bought a very used trailer to haul it and drive it home two miles to park for the winter. I really don't think you could sink it if you filled it up with water but not positive of that.
Chuck and Barbara Vande Wetering
"We can't control the wind, but we can adjust the sails."
-------Original Message-------
Date: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 06:45:59
Subject: Mooring out question
I plan on leaving my SJ-23 moored out for most of the
summer. My concern: what happens if she somehow starts
taking on water? This could be from any source.

I thought about putting in some automatic bilge pumps
but realized they would help for about 30 minutes
before killing the battery.

Then I mulled over the whole positive flotation idea
thats been discussed in this forum before. Seems like
a lot of work for something that may or may not work.

What does everyone else do when leaving their boats
moored out for a few days/weeks? Or am I worrying too
much over a $4000 boat? :)

DJ Nestrick
Amarillo - SJ23
Daytona Beach, FL

David J. Nestrick, MBA, CFP
FirsTrust Private Wealth Management Group

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