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It’s a Tarp!

Admiral Ackbar would be pleased… (yes, I am a geek, get over it), for the first time in 2 years Flirt’s deck has seen the light of day. With the approach of Hurricane Jaoquin, I decided to remove the sun-bleached tarp from her deck.

Taking said tarp, I cut a small piece away that had faced north all year, thus it was still blue and not yet sun-damaged. This I wrapped around some plywood to make a temporary companionway hatch. Armed with a full roll of Gorilla tape, I then proceeded to secure it tight and hopefully waterproof. Just to make things even more secure, a can of spray on rubber was used to cover the tarp and tape to keep the sun and rain from destroying it.

Flirt actually begins to look like a boat again. Maybe now the junk people will stop coming by to offer to haul her off.. we know they are just after the trailer and the 1400 pounds of lead in her keel. Tough fellas, Flirt is not for sale, she is certainly not being given away free for you to crush, burn, and throw away for her considerable heft in expensive metals.

Tarpless

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A long time sailor who has been away from the water for too long, I am working hard to bring an old and abused boat back to life. When not working on my boat, I can often be found working as a Stage Hand in Atlantic City or just out and about on my Mountain Bike. I really come off as a quiet and boring person when people first meet me.

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