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Old 08-29-2012
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Re: Winter under a tarp

I am in Vermont, we get 10' of snow a year. Most people have tarps.

The basic difference is that that shrinkwrap is better. Its so slippery that the snow slides off. Tarps need a much stepper pitch.

Seems round here, all the boats 32' + have shrinkwrap, those smaller have tarps. There might be a moolah connection

Having said all that, tarps are fine IF you frame it well. Its very easy to have the tarp "puddle", end up with a 400 lb block of ice that buggers your deck hardware.

Make a ridge with timber (~ 6' high for snow pitch), then make a frame from 1" black water pipe to make a series of "ribs" down the boat. Water/milk jugs are best, and the golfball trick (I use tennis balls).
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