Swelling Wood Prior to Launching
(Forked River NJ)
New wood boat owner here.
I am restoring a 1960 Shoup Princess.
I don't have a boat slip available so I would like to remove the boat from the water after each use.
I am also not comfortable with having the boat sit in salt water all season.
I am really worried about the challenges involving wood swelling and the amount of water I will be taking in after each launch.
Has anyone ever tried wrapping the hull in a waterproof tarp and surrounding the hull with small amount of water by filling the inside of the tarp, and letting the boat sit for a week prior to launching.
Sounds like a crazy idea but perhaps this would help to avoid taking in excessive amounts of water every time I use the boat.
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