Taking the Boat out of the Water
by Steve Baker
My insurance company say that the wooden folkboat, that I'm about to buy should be taken out of the water from the beginning of November to the end of March, but my surveyor says that it should not be out for so long.
Can anyone tell me what is best for the boat.
She is Mahogany on oak frames Edge nailed carvel construction with no caulking between the planks.
She has been out of the water for most of the summer and the planks have opened up here and there but the surveyor says she should take up within 48 hours, if that works out then I will buy the boat but don't want it to happen again if she is lifted out over winter.
Any help would be appreciated.