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#4733524 - 04/14/10 06:51 AM What's your homemade boat cover support system?
Timmy P Offline
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Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 145
Loc: Austin
OK, everybody I know who owns a boat has the water puddle problem, including myself. Solutions range from 2x4, ropes, 5gallon buckets, PVC pipes, etc...

What's your solution?



Edited by tim1198 (04/14/10 06:52 AM)
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#4733551 - 04/14/10 07:09 AM Re: What's your homemade boat cover support system? [Re: Timmy P]
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Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 1937
Loc: cypress tx
Milk crates. I stack 2 or 3 on top of each other

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#4734267 - 04/14/10 10:15 AM Re: What's your homemade boat cover support system? [Re: Cypress Legend]
BUTTERBEAN Offline
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Registered: 10/16/09
Posts: 40
Loc: Mesquite, TX
I use the pedestals from my butt seats to support the cover. One in front and one in back. I took two tennis balls and cut slits in them so I can slip them over the ends of the pedestals so it distributes the weight of the cover a little better. Works great for water, but when you get a 12" freak snowfall, not so much. Had to buy a new cover after that since the weight of the snow forced the poles throught the cover. Stoopid snow.

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#4734343 - 04/14/10 10:30 AM Re: What's your homemade boat cover support system? [Re: BUTTERBEAN]
manny_G_77 Offline
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Registered: 05/06/08
Posts: 686
Loc: Plano, Texas
two arched pvc pipes. One going down the boat from just behind my seats towards the front. The other pvc pipe on the back deck across the boat. They have t capes at each end with about 10" of pvc pipe for stabilizing. Easy, cheap, durable and it works. I can take pics soon if you'd like. It's not complicated you will have to play with the sizes and find the best spots to hold the pipes.


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#4734952 - 04/14/10 12:56 PM Re: What's your homemade boat cover support system? [Re: manny_G_77]
Boog Offline
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Registered: 03/28/09
Posts: 1810
Loc: Amarillo,TX
PVC on seat pedestals
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#4735916 - 04/14/10 04:21 PM Re: What's your homemade boat cover support system? [Re: Cypress Legend]
Timmy P Offline
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Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 145
Loc: Austin
These are very creative. I'd love to see pictures of these solutions.


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#4735928 - 04/14/10 04:24 PM Re: What's your homemade boat cover support system? [Re: BUTTERBEAN]
whnigt Offline
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Registered: 04/01/04
Posts: 895
Loc: Troy, Tx.
Originally Posted By: BUTTERBEAN
I use the pedestals from my butt seats to support the cover. One in front and one in back. I took two tennis balls and cut slits in them so I can slip them over the ends of the pedestals so it distributes the weight of the cover a little better. Works great for water, but when you get a 12" freak snowfall, not so much. Had to buy a new cover after that since the weight of the snow forced the poles throught the cover. Stoopid snow.


Mine was close to this. 2in pvc pipe from back to front. supports at the seat positions (no seats in boat used) had one support between the windshields. Put tennis balls over trolling motor prop to protect the cover. It was eqsy out easy in thow on cover and done, less than 5 minutes. It would look like an a framed house so the water would not pool on cover.

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#4735930 - 04/14/10 04:24 PM Re: What's your homemade boat cover support system? [Re: manny_G_77]
Timmy P Offline
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Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 145
Loc: Austin
Hi Manny:
Please post pictures, I think it will help others with some ideas.

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#4736509 - 04/14/10 06:42 PM Re: What's your homemade boat cover support system? [Re: Timmy P]
sandjohnny Offline
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If you buy a nolan's cover you don't have those problems.
Johnny
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#4737805 - 04/15/10 05:05 AM Re: What's your homemade boat cover support system? [Re: sandjohnny]
Timmy P Offline
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Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 145
Loc: Austin
Originally Posted By: sandjohnny
If you buy a nolan's cover you don't have those problems.
Johnny


Hi Johhny:
I'm not familiar with Nolan's covers. Is this the company in which you're referring (http://nolanstops.com/)? There's not a lot of information on the website. Please share how Nolan's cover prevent water pooling problems, etc...
Tim

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#4737897 - 04/15/10 06:50 AM Re: What's your homemade boat cover support system? [Re: Timmy P]
sandjohnny Offline
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Registered: 01/22/06
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Loc: Azle,Tx
They fit perfectly and are tight.On my Lund they installed a pole with a snap on the cover. I have owned 5 boxed covers and all of them are junk they all become swimming pools. The guy comes to your house and in about two hours has it made.When it rains no pooling of water and super quality material.Mine has no protection sits in drive .
Johnny
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#4740021 - 04/15/10 03:48 PM Re: What's your homemade boat cover support system? [Re: Timmy P]
manny_G_77 Offline
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Registered: 05/06/08
Posts: 686
Loc: Plano, Texas
Originally Posted By: tim1198
Hi Manny:
Please post pictures, I think it will help others with some ideas.

I'll do that tonight.

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#4740850 - 04/15/10 07:16 PM Re: What's your homemade boat cover support system? [Re: Timmy P]
kevin Offline
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Registered: 12/12/01
Posts: 790
Loc: Fort Worth ,Texas,USA
bowed a 3/4 pvc pipe with foam on it

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#4742755 - 04/16/10 09:50 AM Re: What's your homemade boat cover support system? [Re: sandjohnny]
Timmy P Offline
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Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 145
Loc: Austin
Originally Posted By: sandjohnny
They fit perfectly and are tight.On my Lund they installed a pole with a snap on the cover. I have owned 5 boxed covers and all of them are junk they all become swimming pools. The guy comes to your house and in about two hours has it made.When it rains no pooling of water and super quality material.Mine has no protection sits in drive .
Johnny


Ah, it's a custom cover. Thanks for the info.
Tim
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#4746198 - 04/17/10 08:38 AM Re: What's your homemade boat cover support system? [Re: Timmy P]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: N.Richland Hills
plastic lawn chairs...

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