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Old 11-04-2007
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Shrink wrap vs. Tarp

OK... wonderful Northeast - we have to cover our boat to keep the snow off of it. I need to cover the entire thing due to the teak decks plus the work we're doing on it. Covering the boat is not a choice (I know it's not good for it, but we have to).

My wife and I are trying to decide on buying a big tarp or two (and tying it down heavily) or getting the boat shrinkwrapped. We already committed to partnering with some boat buddies on shrinkwrapping it, but I believe they may be out of product by the time we get to my boat.

Anyway, is there anything wrong with using a very large tarp or two? I have some concerns, but I figured I'd let people voice their opinions before I put down some of my own. Would shrinkwrapping be better?

On a slightly different but related topic, how much would i expect to pay for a professional shrinkwrap job (if we've already built a frame).

If people think tarps are good, any suggestions on best practices?

Thanks!
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