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Molly and the rain

 Got back from morris last night around 11pm to discover that the high winds had started removing the tarpaulin we'd tied over Molly.  (She's on the trailer on our drive at present)

So I retied the ropes and added more, getting my skirt thoroughly wet in the process.

That held until morning. Fortunately it was dry and sunny today, so we took off the tarpaulin, bailed her out and gave her a good airing.  

I've discovered that rain gets into the bow compartment, owing the the trailer being on a slope, so I dried that out with a sponge.

Some bits are still a little bit damp (that handles of the oars, as they aren't varnished, and part of the bow compartment), but most is fine.

Wrapped her up again as tomorrow is likely to be just as bad.

For long term storage, she'll be upsidedown, but we need to get a proper cover for her first.


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vjezkova
Sep. 22nd, 2018 06:54 pm (UTC)
Well, it seems that you will need a really good cover immediately.I don´t know the weather conditions at your place now but here we are receiving remnants from that US hurricane - they have issued a very serious warning because an extremely strong wind is going to hit the whole country.
Do you also have any fenders?
watervole
Sep. 23rd, 2018 09:06 am (UTC)
She's on the trailer on our drive at present, so don't need to worry about fenders. (I realise my post wasn't very clear)

We're getting loads of rain from the tail of the hurricane. Winds bad, but not too bad where we are.

We're bailing water out of the tarpaulin covering her. Having to do that several times a day at present.
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