A Reminder about Bottom Work and Wind

big wind and not enough pads can work out badly

big wind and not enough pads can work out badly

Many of us will no doubt be doing bottom work this coming spring and this picture is a reminder that although it is tempting to move the stand yourself, it might be better to ask the yard guys for a hand.

The story behind this shot from Sailing Anarchy is that a stand was moved to paint an area of the bottom that had been covered by a stand pad, the wind came up, the boat came down.  The Sydney 32 and the Alden in the picture took a beating, too.

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