This weekend I made a run up to Katz’s Marina to pick up Suzy after her refresh of 8 coats of stunning smooth varnish, and repair of my blunders last fall.. The repairs are amazing and to be honest I can’t find them to photograph them.. invisible… poof gone!!! And they were awful! Had all types of blunders, scratch, scrape, chunk and dent.. GONE! So.. as I was about to leave on to a 4 hour drive back, which turned into a 7 hour hell drive.. Thank god for Woody Gal, who made the hale mary trip with me, she saved the day, we laughed all the way.. While I was leaving we had to decide.. Covered or uncovered for the journey.. It turned into an interesting conversation.. OK.. wait, only to people that like talking about classic boats, to any outsider it’s like talking about which paint dries faster… So.. Wayne Moxfeild was there as well…. and if Sir Wayne the Knight of all that is classic boats says so.. it’s so.. He says, tow in open, no cover.. Don’t risk the potential scratching.. So we did.. Now, in the end, he is right, and depending on the whether.. that was the question.. No rain predicted.. So we left al fresco… But… As we were trapped in the 2 hr back up in Delaware, it started to snow… ON SUZYS 100% ORIGINAL INTERIOR… AHHHHHHHHH, jesus, not only did I feel every bump in the road with 8 fresh coats of beautiful Katz finish, but now I was counting snow flakes.. The cover would have helped.. At least my blood pressure. SO, is there a solution.. Scratch or rain? Well, I don’t know, I like towing in the nude. I like the boat to breath, also on an ego note, my truck has Woody Boater all over it, it’s nice to tow a giant ad behind me, heck, more people see it on the road than any show.. So, thanks to Don Jr. and DonSr, who found and saved Suzy.. They had made a flannel inner cover and Sunbrella cover .. Two covers.. Obsessive.. not if you tow your boat all over the place.. Here is how it works for me….. Whats your opinion?
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