Join Date: May 2015
Location: Ontario Canada
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Re: remove stanchions when winterizing boat (tarp)?
I remove mine as well as the bow and stern rail.
Made up an A frame contraption over the cockpit out of 1.5" ABS pipe.
If you are using tarps you will need to do lots of creative cross tying and what not to make sure the tarps don't billow and flap in the wind.
Done right I find tarps to be a great alternative to a fitted cover. My boat stays bone dry, I use black tarps so solar energy keeps the snow melted. They are tight enough that water runs off, doesn't pool anywhere.
My boat is maybe 40 feet from the shore of Lake Ontario. Never had any wind issues.
On my 3rd season with the current tarps. I use 2, stern one goes on first, bow one next overlapping.
Also make sure my bow faces the prevailing wind.
That is a horse head in the box. Not an alien!
Last edited by Tanski; 11-19-2017 at 09:45 AM.