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Old 11-05-2007
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In the long run, going with a cover frame and tarps makes more sense, and is probably far less damaging to the boat. Valiente has good info, as does TB, who posted about the frame system he made for his boat in several other threads.

Since you are in Vermont, you will definitely want to make the frame steep enough to shed snow, or the frame work will likely collapse under the weight eventually. You also want to make sure the overlap point is well secured so that snow/wind/ice/rain doesn't find it way through there.
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