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    Where to get or how to make wood arch supports for my vinyl boat cover. One of mine twisted and broke under heavy rain last year. Iíve tried soaking and bending some softwood strapping but didnít work out.


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    My brother made his for a 14' tinny out of some hardwood flooring strips cut to size.
    I'd rather be fishing! Unless you want to go hunting!

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    I used 3/8 plywood a while ago.
    "Camo" is perfectly acceptable as a favorite colour.

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    Plastic pipe,like 1/2 -1 ".With all the fitting options,easy workability ,you can do miracle with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbk View Post
    Plastic pipe,like 1/2 -1 ".With all the fitting options,easy workability ,you can do miracle with it
    That's what I've used for the past 4 seasons to "tent" the cover over the boat when it's parked in the driveway. I also like to use it for draping camo netting over for duck hunting. The stuff works like a charm,easy to handle and very light.
    It's better to walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.

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    I will try the piping. Thanks folks[emoji1303]


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    I just ripped some clear ash to length and width.
    Seems to be holding up well for the past few years.
    They fit into those little steel fixtures that rivet to the gunnels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    That's what I've used for the past 4 seasons to "tent" the cover over the boat when it's parked in the driveway. I also like to use it for draping camo netting over for duck hunting. The stuff works like a charm,easy to handle and very light.
    Do you use it in the winter also ? I used to have a wood frame that I screwed together to make a high “tent” over the boat, strong enough to handle the snow load, but was thinking maybe I’d go with some ABS this year, just haven’t worked out all the fittings
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    Quote Originally Posted by 73hunter View Post
    Do you use it in the winter also ? I used to have a wood frame that I screwed together to make a high “tent” over the boat, strong enough to handle the snow load, but was thinking maybe I’d go with some ABS this year, just haven’t worked out all the fittings
    Sure,but,it won't withstand a lot of heavy snow load. Just don't let the snow get too deep on the cover.
    It's better to walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.

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