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Watch: Returning To A Sailboat After A Year Away

by Ingrid Hale
Watch: Returning to a boat after a year away

Have you ever wondered what happens to a boat left on the hard for a year? Or maybe you’ve experienced this exact thing?

The Wynns packed up their boat, Curiosity and left her on the hard in Tonga to spend time with family, planning to be away for just a few months. But on their return to Tonga, Covid hit! They were caught in Fiji, thinking that they would only have to stay there for a few weeks. But weeks turned into months……

Luckily they had a boat yard representative to check on their boat weekly, and to wipe down the boat. They kept many systems running during their time away to prevent parts from perishing. This decision seemed to help quite a lot.

They return to their ‘home’ to find some surprises – some good and some bad.

Watch their video below as they share some very helpful tips on how to stow a boat for a lengthy period of time – and they share what they could have done better.

See their story on helping terminally ill Mark Paarman get the expensive, prescription drugs he needed to get home to his wife.

[Watch: Returning to a boat after a year]

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