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    tempest51
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    Are there any tested ideas / tips for storing a composite outside on a trolley? The boat has a good poly-cotton cover. I was thinking of raising the cover clear of the side decks with wooden wedges or similar to keep air circulating. I read somewhere that covering the side decking with bubble wrap was a good idea?

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    Fantasia
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    The most important thing is to keep the plywood dry. If you cannot move it inside allow for plenty of ventilation. I would not use bubblewrap as it is impermeable and likely to trap moisture aginst the ply/varnish. I have a wooden/ply boat and the biggest cause in deterioration of the varnish has been the penetration of moisture from the reverse side of the ply, eg. undersides of decks and inside of rear locker. It is important that these unseen areas are finished with varnish/epoxy or paint to prevent the ingress of moisture.

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