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    I posted this in the Open Water section but figured I'd get a better answer in a forum where people live in colder climates.
    I have an '82 Eliminator. Up until now I've kept it in a heated garage. The guy I've stored it with has decided to give my spot away to his ward brother. I'm contemplating storing it in my back yard and covering it so the snow doesn't sit on the cover. My only concern in the cold. I can winterize the engine and jet but I'm more afraid of what the cold would do to the wood/fiberglass. It can get below 10*. Would I have a problem with delamination between the fiberglass and the wood in the transom & stringer?

    Anyone else in colder climates store their boat outside?

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    It has more to do with the warm cold cycles, and how much moisture gets trapped under cover. If you can use a good breathable cover, then cover it with a waterproof cover. Inside the boat use a desecent, such as baking soda, or charcoal, to absorb moisture. Mothballs and drier sheets will help deter rodents from visiting. Tape up or cover the exhaust tips, if thru Transom, keeps unwanted visitors out of the motor.

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    My Dad Stored His Fish And Ski Outside For Years. My Uncle Stores His Backup Tfh Hull Outside Also. Wrap It Tight And Dont Let The Wind And Water Get Under It, And You'll Be Fine. I Have Room In The Garage, So That Is Whare Mine Sits. Good Luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    I posted this in the Open Water section but figured I'd get a better answer in a forum where people live in colder climates.
    I have an '82 Eliminator. Up until now I've kept it in a heated garage. The guy I've stored it with has decided to give my spot away to his ward brother. I'm contemplating storing it in my back yard and covering it so the snow doesn't sit on the cover. My only concern in the cold. I can winterize the engine and jet but I'm more afraid of what the cold would do to the wood/fiberglass. It can get below 10*. Would I have a problem with delamination between the fiberglass and the wood in the transom & stringer?

    Anyone else in colder climates store their boat outside?
    A canvas breathable cover works best, elastic tie downs, more wind, outdoor friendly, lets the cover move w the weather changes.......... galon jugs filled w water and hanging from the cover also work, lets everything adjust by itself.....................
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    My boat sits in one of them el cheap o portable garages. Works great. $200.00 out the door12X20. I should have bought the 24 .
    No more Mr. Nice Guy !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigan Daaaaaa View Post
    My boat sits in one of them el cheap o portable garages. Works great. $200.00 out the door12X20. I should have bought the 24 .
    squeeek has a nice setup with his porta garage, I'm going to go get one for mine. where did you say you got it at, tractor supply??

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    yup, tractor supply.
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    I appreciate the replies. Makes me feel a little more comfortable about leaving it in my backyard if I can't find an indoor setup. I'd love to put it in the garage but that's full right now!!!!

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