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Initially Posted - 11/02/2020 :  21:03:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just acquired a 1983 Catalina 25 Project, It has been on the Hard for 9 years under a couple of very large trees. After digging through about 10" of compost and twigs I was able to reach the deck and Cockpit. I have it all cleaned out and I am starting to get things going in the right direction. I live in a Big Snow area in upstate NY. and With winter quickly upon me, I have to get a winter cover on soon. I am thinking about leaving the Mast up and supporting the Aft End of the Boom and using it as a ridge for my Tent. And going forward from the Mast to the Deck of the Bow with a 2X4 wrapped in a carpet. The problem I see is the number of cuts required to get my canvass around the Bases of the Shrouds and Stanchions and be able to secure the many ends to hold it tight to fight the winds. I have not developed what I think will be a working strategy. I am sure some of you have addressed this problem, and I am hoping to get your input How you have solved this problem. For the Long Haul, I intend to get a winter cover made But I don't have the time to get it this year before Late January. Any input on Design and Materials or strategy would be greatly appreciated.


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Response Posted - 11/03/2020 :  07:47:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Sam! I would copy and post this in the C-25 forum. This "First things First" forum isn't something most members follow, except by noticing "active topics".

Dave Bristle
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PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, USCG "sixpack" (expired),
Now on Eastern 27 $+!nkp*+ Sarge
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