Reuse shrink wrap?

Discussion in 'Winterizing' started by LUnaCY, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. kvduff

    kvduff Active Member

    239
    Jun 22, 2011
    1998 450 Sundancer
    Caterpillar 3126 -420hp
    After dropping $1200 this season to wrap my 450 I am inspired! Nice work!
     
  2. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Time for a winter cover and ditch the shrink. If you plan in keeping the boat launch enough it will pay for itself. Your probably gonna break even in the 4-5 year range.

    -Kevin
     
  3. Soulshine

    Soulshine Active Member

    404
    Sep 25, 2016
    Seneca Lake, NY
    '83 SRV 360 Express
    Twin Merc. 454
    When I bought my 36 the PO gave me the framework and old wrap.

    It was an immense and unwieldy pile of crinkled crap. I threw it out.

    I covered with a tarp for two years and that always works well, but weather and timing has had me shrink wrap the past 2 seasons.

    I labor over this decision every fall and folding, storage and convenience are big factors in the decision.
     
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  4. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Back in the 1980’s when I first got in to boating, assembling frames and covering with tarps was pretty standard.
    Assembling, disassembling and storing the framework was a PIA. So was adjusting and re-securing the tarp over the winter.
    I think that there was more air circulating under the tarps, which was a good thing, and it was certainly cheaper than shrinkwrap.
    In the end though, despite having to fight the extra moisture, paying for the shrinkwrap every year is way easier to deal with and well worth it to me.
     
  5. Soulshine

    Soulshine Active Member

    404
    Sep 25, 2016
    Seneca Lake, NY
    '83 SRV 360 Express
    Twin Merc. 454
    Agreed. I never had moisture or mildew problems when covering with a tarp, but have had minor issues under shrink wrap.

    It’s a decision I labor over every year now with convenience a winner.
     

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