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Old 06-13-2016, 09:46 PM
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DIY solution to water pooling on boat cover

So I had water pooling on my boat's cover and then leaking into the cabin. That's obviously not good but it's especially not good in this case because I leave the boat hooked up to 110V power to keep the batteries charged. The water leaking in was getting uncomfortably close to that connection so I needed a fix. Don't want to wait for a new top or drop hundreds $$ on one. So....

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Device (dollar store frisbee and some simple hardware). Used frisbee to distribute the force of the bungees lifting the top in the hope this will prevent ripping.


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Made a very small hole in the top and threaded the device through. Used bungee cords to attach device to the tower.

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Thunder storms are forecast for tonight/tomorrow so we'll see how well it works out. Fingers crossed

Hope this is helpful to others.

FYI Boat came with some kind of system that looks like poles for achieving this same effect but they were all tangled and didn't come with instructions.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:48 PM
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Sorry, after pic link again...


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Old 06-13-2016, 11:34 PM
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Not a bad idea!
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Old 06-14-2016, 01:07 AM
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You need to patent that . . . before a thousand other people try to! Call it the "Official Cover Holder-Upper"
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Old 06-14-2016, 01:58 AM
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You need to patent that . . . before a thousand other people try to! Call it the "Official Cover Holder-Upper"
It's already out there:

https://www.boatcoversdirect.com/pro...ension-system/
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:13 AM
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malibu and axis come with this same system that hangs from the tower. back to the drawing board for the next million dollar idea. lol
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:29 PM
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I kind of undermined the market for an "Official Cover Holder-Upper" by explaining here how you can do it yourself for about $10. However if anyone wants me to make them one it's $1000 plus shipping and handling
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Old 06-14-2016, 05:48 PM
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Great idea - I was planning the same thing, but was going to get a fabric loop stitched onto the cover - your's is a much better solution
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:23 PM
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Great Job, I've also used a 5 gallon bucket under the engine cover holding it up, might have to calibrate.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:34 PM
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I kind of undermined the market for an "Official Cover Holder-Upper" by explaining here how you can do it yourself for about $10. However if anyone wants me to make them one it's $1000 plus shipping and handling
Nice and simple solution! And I think I will go with the $10 version!!
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