What are the advantages of dry storing my boat over winter?

All GRP hulls will absorb moisture during prolonged emersion (see our section on osmosis). We have found lifting craft out of the water on a bi-annual basis beneficial as it gives the hull a chance to dry out. Doing this also affords you the opportunity to undertake maintenance such as antifouling, cleaning and polishing. Apart from access for maintenance steel and wooden boats are generally kept afloat.