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Old 09-30-2021, 09:34 PM
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Any members made their cover support pole before that can give me some ideas ? I am hoping for one that has a bigger base and bigger top. I need one that’s fixed height so telescopic not needed.

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Old 09-30-2021, 10:35 PM
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Just take a piece of 2 inch pvc pipe. Cut it to length, put a cap on each end and you will be set.
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Old 09-30-2021, 11:23 PM
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Just take a piece of 2 inch pvc pipe. Cut it to length, put a cap on each end and you will be set.
I want the “cap” to have a bigger surface area, 10” diameter maybe?
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Old 10-01-2021, 05:52 AM
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I want the “cap” to have a bigger surface area, 10” diameter maybe?
Can you glue a frisbee on top?

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Old 10-01-2021, 10:05 AM
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San,
Particularly, where the cover will be an all season cover, many folks create a cover support from lumber or pvc pipe, which is created by running a long supporting member from the bow to the stern to create an upside down "keel" to support the cover. Then, if using pvc pipe, T's are inserted into the top spine of the support with a down leg to maintain the height of the cover for the full length of the supporting "spine" that will support the cover.

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Also, here is a tarp support system that meets the specification of your particular support needs:

https://www.amazon.com/boat-cover-su...+support+poles

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Also, If you have a windshield type boat, you can take a 2x4 or equivalent and start from the bow and take one board and have it run from the bow to the windshield. Then, another board to run from the windshield to the top of the motor. Use appropriate padding to prevent marring and rub spots and straps to hold the boards positions on the boat - prior to putting the cover over the boards. For most boats, the single ridge pole along the top center line of the boat takes care of any supporting issues and prevents water or snow pooling on top of the cover.

One idea:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EXSfuuSXYo

A pvc pipe boat cover system:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nomWXVogSVg
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Old 10-01-2021, 12:58 PM
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Just need one Spot to be pushed up between the troller and and my side console (closer to troller). Water seems to collect there a little. Frisbee is a good idea.
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Also, If you have a windshield type boat, you can take a 2x4 or equivalent and start from the bow and take one board and have it run from the bow to the windshield. Then, another board to run from the windshield to the top of the motor.
Note to anyone considering this advice; Be very cautious of supporting any "snow load" with your windshield as the support. Better to go from the floor up.

A heavy wet snow can come overnight when you least expect it.
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Thank you ALL, I know about the snow LoL , it’s for summer rainy days.
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Hi ALL,
Any members made their cover support pole before that can give me some ideas ? I am hoping for one that has a bigger base and bigger top. I need one that’s fixed height so telescopic not needed.

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I have a support that looks like those, what I did was to install the bottom of that support to a 3 ft X2 ft. piece of plywood, it sits on the floor between the consoles and keeps the support from moving. My support is adjustable and I have it so that it clears the top of the consoles (with the windshields removed). Works great and use rubber bungie cords to hold the cover on. Once in the garage I take the cover off
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I have a support that looks like those, what I did was to install the bottom of that support to a 3 ft X2 ft. piece of plywood, it sits on the floor between the consoles and keeps the support from moving. My support is adjustable and I have it so that it clears the top of the consoles (with the windshields removed). Works great and use rubber bungie cords to hold the cover on. Once in the garage I take the cover off
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