Originally Posted by tommays
1500 dollar shrink wrap
I see yard people building many frames to support the shrink wrap this has to be a huge cost compared to giving them a boat ready to warp
Not much cost really. Use the boom across the center of the boat, run a line down from the gooseneck to the bow pulpit as a ridge line and run a line down from the end of the boom to the stern as another ridgeline. No need for a big frame. If the boat is big, sometimes a vertical pole or two is used up at the bow for supporting the forward ridgeline. More line is ran from the ridgeline to the rails. All this line is cheap non stretch.
For me, I ran my whisker pole from the mast to the bow pulpit so I have a pole over 3/4 of the boat.
Frames are needed for tarps that weigh much more than shrinkwrap. As long as the slope is good, snow will not build up, weighing down the cover. Shrinkwrap is more slick than tarps and sheds the snow easier.