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PostPosted: 05 Jul 2016, 11:39 
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Interested for sure. That looks like a good option.



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PostPosted: 22 Jul 2016, 18:48 
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Looks like the tent poles were a home run - thank you dad!! I still need to add the snaps to the cover and the hull but I'm really liking what I'm seeing in the pole bows. They took a while to trim to size, I only cut the poles that met the gunwales, taking half the overage from each to keep them even and leave the longest poles to do the flexing. I need to order a fifth for the very front (currently there is a road cone under there on the front bench port side) but the areas supported by the bows are nice and taught with a near vertical drop along the gunwales so pooling should not be an issue. I will need to either make a strap to mount to the bow and transom with loops for the poles or sew loops into the underside of the cover to keep the poles from shifting forwards and backwards, the material I had wasn't long enough.

They certainly fold up and will fit in my yet-to-be finished side compartment with the cover so I will be able to moor this behind the house.

Some progress pictures:

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PostPosted: 22 Jul 2016, 19:59 
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Lookin' good!

What keeps the bent poles from falling backwards or forwards, please?? Are they tabbed into the cover? Are they put into sockets on the gunnels??

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PostPosted: 23 Jul 2016, 09:28 
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I drilled holes in the tops of the gunwales, if you see in the pictures of the poles they have nipple ferrules so that made keeping their bases situated easy, but I need to make up a nylon strap with loops to keep the tops position correctly because right now they can shift anywhere from about a 10:30 position to a 1:30 position and that concerns me that a heavy rain could apply torque to the gunwales.



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PostPosted: 23 Jul 2016, 12:58 
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Looks great! I like the idea of webbing w/ a loop to hold each in position.

Looks similar to the frame work for "winter covers" I've made using heat-bendable PVC pipe as the frame. There too I learned you needed to somehow support the frame staying in its up-right position.



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Well, one night and I learned my lesson...that was too much flex going straight from one side to the other. Three of the rod sections broke at the center ferrules the wind kicked up today. Fortunately it was before I set the snaps and before the broken poles could penetrate the cover. So, version 2.0 involves crisscrossing the poles and provides a convenient point to join them with a tarp canopy bungee. Hopefully the picture depicts it well enough to see.

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Unfortunately this spans a wider area and requires yet another bag of poles...so they're adding up. However, it should eliminate the cost of the webbed nylon strap so that should help.



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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2016, 09:43 
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Criss crossing the poles worked perfectly - we had a nasty thunderstorm with heavy rain & wind & everything was dry underneath & no pooling!!!! Time to attach the snaps & FINALLY MOOR THE BOAT BEHIND THE HOUSE!!

NO MORE 30 minute drives to the lake, with another 30 minutes lost loading/launching/trailering/cleaning & packing up the boat.



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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2016, 11:49 
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This is brilliant man, I may steal this idea for just covering my boat at home!



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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2016, 11:58 
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If you do these are the 9mm tent poles I ordered that come with the nipple ferrules for easy insertion into a drilled hole.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001A ... UTF8&psc=1

or I just found these suppliers that you can buy individual components

http://tentpoletechnologies.com/?page_id=865
http://www.questoutfitters.com/tent_poles.htm
https://goodwinds.com/connectors/ferrules.html



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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2016, 12:21 
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I like it when projects are finalized and WORK....

Some good ideas here.

Now, if I could just figure out how to put a cover on my G3 which is moored on a dock. But, the dock is only on one side. Can't see how I could drop the cover on it easily enough. I don't want a 30 minute job every time I stop fishing. I try to fish three and four times a week.

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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2016, 12:50 
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HA!!! To have a dock...I have a pile of 2 pallets held in place by some rocks and the silt & gravel that have accumulated in them.

In my town in CT it involves over $1,000 worth of permits between the concrete block on the shoreline to attach a dock & for the dock itself - forget the building material costs! All on an unnatural pooled stretch of river behind a power generating dam on a river contaminated with PCB's and other industrial waste from a GE plant upstream in MA...not exactly a justifiable target of heavy-handed conservation!

So I started making use of material I found in the river anyway.


Prior to this boat I had a 12' sea nymph out there with a cover on it that kept the leaves & debris out. This boat will likely only have the poles setup when it's going to rain to make covering it on the water easier. I still will need the cover as it's moored under the trees overhanging the bank & will be full of junk overnight if i left it.



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