Download it here. The app is searchable in the Google Play Store under Sailboat Owners.
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Weight is important, the heavier the cover the harder it is for the wind to lift it.winter storage: i bought 25 yards of 60 inch wide BoatTop @$10/ yd , a sailrite ultrafeed sewing machine , heavy brass grommets and a grommet setting tool. i fashioned a heavy duty orange cover for our 30 ft boat that fit over the downed mast , then laced at the bow and stern shoelace-style. the cover hung down to the boot stripe on both sides and was laced under the boat with heavy cord thru the grommets. it gave us 20 years of great service and was sold with the boat in 06-- and is still in use w the new owner to this day.
If you have a farm type hardware store and get the silver hay bale tarps. I used one for 5-6 years. I used tarp clips, get the kind that screw through the tarp, grommets are not strong enough.Slightly off topic, but I've been using the 10 mil brown poly tarps for years. This year the grommets and material tore on three of them by the end of winter. I think it was largely due to repeated windstorms (although they were snugged up pretty well). Anyone have a source of reasonably priced but stronger tarps?
I was expecting to see a boat in the water with the bow sticking out of the water!This is so far beyond anything I've ever considered would be a problem with a sailboat, I couldn't immediately recognize what I was looking at and what the problem was. Now I'm thinking my ignorance is pretty funny.
A cubic foot of water contains 7.48 gallons. I used 8 gallons to make the mental math easier.While I agree water is heavy, I think there is a miscalculation somewhere. At 64lbs per cubic foot, many people would not be able to lift a gallon of water with one hand and pour it in a glass. The confusion may be with the buoyancy or displacement. I think the weight of water is closer to 8lbs per gallon which is close enough to a cubic foot to be a usable estimate depending on the task at hand.
Yes it is and does. The one in the back of my truck measures 12x12x10, which is 17% smaller than a cubic foot allowing for rounding errors. Remember that milk jugs have rounded corners, spaces where handles go, and tapered tops. The slightly smaller size and the shapes the cartons probably accounts for the difference.A milk crate is pretty close to a cubic foot yet it holds 4 gallons