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    Posted: 31 August 2018 at 08:02
I bought my Hanse 325 this summer in norden part of Sweden and it has been stored indoor in heated garage all winters. I will have it outside and I'm not sure how I gonna cover it, any good suggestions/Tips?

Full cover? pros and cons
only cockpit cover? pros and cons

if you have any suggestions, please let me know!
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For the last 3 wintersI have had mine shrink-wrapped which cost around 300 euros +VAT at Greifswald.
This year I am in the UK and I am having a tonneau cover made so at least the teak in the cockpit will be protected.

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Thanks for fast answer, which manufacturer do use for the tonneau cover? Do you have any photos?
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Shrink wrap is a good short term answer, but I keep my boats a while.   Over a 5-8 year period, I've found its more cost effective (and better for the boat) to have a permanent cover made.    Its more expensive, but it the best thing for your boat.     Not only does it keep snow and ice off your boat, but a good percentage of the years UV away from your gelcoat and paint.

If you have one made, a few thoughts:

1.  Make sure you have a way to get into the boat for winter projects.  Most will put at least one door in for you.   

2.  Make sure you have good ventilation (Shrink wrap sometimes can trap moisture in).  Clamshell vents are a must.

3.  Make sure chafe protection for the cover as well as your boat is adequate.   

4.  Where will you keep it during the summer?   These are not small.    My canvas guy also has a service for putting it on and taking it off every year which includes summer storage.   I make a call in the spring and a call in the fall and that's it.    If you do it yourself,  make sure the sections are sized so *YOU* and whomever helps you can do the job.   I did it for 25 years and no longer wish to be wrestling with canvas 20 ft above the ground, so...

5.  Think about hanging a solar panel off the steep part during the winter to keep the batteries trickle charged unless you take them off the boat.  You do not want them to freeze in the winter.   Had this happen once when I let them get run down...

Here is the one I had built for our 575 this past year.








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Tonneau is to be made by Adrift Covers at Gosport, UK.  www.adriftcovers.co.uk

It has not yet been delivered so I cannot comment on the quality or fit.

It will use the sprayhood track to hold it at the front and I have asked for it to be designed for cover with the steering wheels removed to avoid low points that might collect water.  It will have buckles to tie the sides to the stanchions, and elastic with hooks to attach it to the transom.
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S&J,  not sure I understand your cover setup...    Is the mast going to be removed?    Most covers will use the boom to create a high point for run-off so why would you need to remove the steering wheels?


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My tonneau will only cover the cockpit, from the sprayhood back to the transom.  My main objective is to protect the teak.  I don't have the full teak deck package.
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Ah... I understand... Many boats do that here as well.

While New England isn't Sweden,  we do get cold weather and severe storms.   Last winter many boats had their batteries freeze and we had meters of snow drop.     Even if you have no teak,  protecting the entire topsides seems important given its  being exposed to 33% more UV on the gelcoat (3 more months),  the snow and ice sitting on the deck,  and moisture working its way into joints and low spots to then expand and damage the gelcoat.   Not to mention the dirt and crud that gets into your boom,  the line tunnels, and the scuppers.  

Any cover is better than no cover,  but if you can,  I'd recommend a full cover with decent pitch. 

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Thanks for the fast response, could you post picture when ready?
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Hello all,

whats your opinion regarding the important extra surface in heavy winds / storm ? I am taking in consideration a cover but have my doubts for bad weather conditions where the wind can destroy the boat ?
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