When it comes to putting the boat to bed for the season, there is such a thing as wrapping the rig up a bit TOO tight. When I was an outdoors columnist in the Florida Keys I did a story on a well-intentioned Snowbird who, to protect it from the wet summer season as it sat idle while he cooled his heels back home up north, had wrapped his recently purchased trailered boat so tightly in plastic tarps and duct tape that no air could circulate within. Six months later, when the gentleman arrived back in the Keys in the fall and unwrapped his prize possession, he found a garden of mold had formed and flourished in the greenhouse he had built. Every vinyl surface was flush with green fur, the carpeting was black with mold, there were mushrooms sprouting from the rotting wood trim and the cuddy cabin smelled like a swamp at low tide. The boat was a complete loss, and all he was able to salvage was the outboard motor and the trailer.