Winter Lift Out

by Keith
(Cardiff, Wales)

Is there a generally accepted minimum amount of time that a 1960's classic wooden yacht should be lifted out of the water to dry out?

She's berthed in Cardiff Bay, Wales and could be sailed most of the winter.

Wondering if it's better to sail her or lift her out for a period.

Comments for Winter Lift Out

Click here to add your own comments

Lift Out?
by: Mike

Much better to sail her than lift her out, (unless you are expecting icebergs in Cardiff Bay this winter ;-)

If there is a specific reason to lift her out, such as below the waterline repairs or a scrub, then just try to get her back in as soon as you can.

It is just that the longer she is out the more the planks will dry and the longer she will need to take up again when she goes back in.

There is a fair amount of fresh water flowing into the Bay in winter, so it would be a good idea to sprinkle some salt in the bilges, I even know of folk who sprinkle salt on the decks if they think it is going to rain (in South Wales that could be a lot of salt).

I’m not sure how much good it does but salt is cheap enough, so why not.

Using her regularly will be better for her than leaving her wrapped up on the hard.

Keep her well ventilated, open her up regularly and if you do find any mildew spray it with vinegar.

Above all use her and enjoy her.





Click here to add your own comments

Return to Your Comments.

Want to add more photos?

If you are having problems uploading Photos or would like to add more click on this link for the Upload Form.

You can upload as many as you like and there is no need to resize them.

You might like these

  • Readers Tips for Your Wood Boat.

    Readers Tips advice on how to maintain and improve your Wooden Boat and save time and money

  • Project Boats by Proud Wooden Boat Lovers.

    A showcase for Wooden Project Boats that enthusiasts are working on building and restoring.

  • Boats and Bits, Free Advertising.

    The Boats and Bits Exchange is a FREE advertising space for anyone wishing to sell, buy or exchange Wooden Boats, Boat Bits or other items of Chandlery.

  • Wooden Boat Women

    Wooden Boat Women, come on girls, you can do it just as well as the guys, show off your skills, your boats and encourage other environmentally friendly female boat builders.

Recent Articles

  1. Wooden Boats Chugging Into Cd’a This Weekend

    Aug 22, 19 03:20 AM

    Wooden Boats Chugging Into Cd’a This Weekend

    COEUR d’ALENE — Murray Danzig is often asked why he owns so many classic boats. 

    For Danzig, who lives near Kidd Island Bay, the answer is simple. “I love wooden boats,” the 87-year-old says.

    Read more…

    Read More

  2. Classic Lyman boats share limelight at Progressive Cedar Point Boat Show

    Aug 22, 19 03:10 AM

    Classic Lyman boats share limelight at Progressive Cedar Point Boat Show

    The Progressive Cedar Point Boat and Demo Show will make a splash with its lineup of expensive yachts and sailboats, but the classic Lyman wooden boats once made in Sandusky, will also be in the spotl…

    Read More

  3. Just a boat

    Aug 21, 19 03:18 AM

    About done

    Read More