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Old 05-13-2013, 10:49 PM
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Hangtyte Cover Support

Anyone used one of these?

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...upport&i=92121

http://vimeo.com/58108837

Seems like something that would work well.

But for $40 + shipping? Not sure its worth that.

Anyone have a Mcguyver on something to this effect?

I was giving it some thought: A 3" PVC cap, Eyebolt, Fender washer or two, some 550 cord, a cheap pulley or self locking ratchet (maybe REI), and a cheapo carabiner.

That adds up to maybe $10-15 in parts tops, depending what you might have lying around your garage / shop.

Ideas? I do know this, poles are a PIA and I hate using them.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:53 PM
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I had a tarp with a similar system, only the pole came through the bracket, then cord lifted the tarp to the top of the pole.

The problem as I saw it was that the tarp was not reinforced sufficiently for the mechanism, and it eventually pulled through. If I was to replicate I agree with your solution, but I'd have a good tarp guy sew a few layers of fabric in the area, and set a nice strong grommet in the area for a stainless eye bolt.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:16 AM
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I have one......it seems awesome. Haven't had it tested during a hard rain but you will be very very shocked at how well it is made.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:22 AM
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I just use a couple of 1x2 pieces of wood cut and bent to fit into the gunwales to prop my cover up. One at the front and one at the back helps support my cover nicely to prevent pooling. Another option would be PVC pipes.

A lot cheaper option, been a year on the same two pieces of wood and still going strong - I also hate the poles, they never worked and my cover almost ripped due to pooling behind the poles.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:42 AM
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I have one......it seems awesome. Haven't had it tested during a hard rain but you will be very very shocked at how well it is made.
Maybe it is worth the $40 then!
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:57 AM
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You could McGuyver the same thing with a garbage can lid, a plywood disk for reinforcement under the lid, and a used ski rope.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:59 AM
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Maybe it is worth the $40 then!
I was going to rig up mine but got lazy and ordered it. To be honest whoever designed this did an A+ job. I don't mind paying 20 extra bucks for a well designed product especially when I'd spend that in a few trips to the big box store buying parts.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:01 PM
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But for $40 + shipping? Not sure its worth that.
Overtons has a sale today until midnight, 20% off and free shipping on orders over
$50.

No, I'm not affiliated with Overtons in any way.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:26 PM
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^read the print. Thought i saw that earlier. Its like 10-15% off orders over 50, 20% comes in at 300 bucks. I was gonna snag a few things up and that deterred me. I tried to get them to knock an additional 20% off a set of old bindings this weekend and they wouldn't do it. Then they rang up my girls 13' vest for 50% off. I was baffled to say the least. 3 weeks ago they rang up my perko flush pro for like 35 bucks and it was on the rack for somewhere around 80. A month before that they rang up a slingshot reflex for 180 (was supposed to be half off of 410). They are screwing up like crazy since gander took over
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:33 PM
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Only thing that I saw that I didn't like was the part where you cut a hole in your cover to install it. I might try rigging up something this summer using a magnet. I get pooling from heavy rain on either side of the rear pole heading back toward the swim platform from the factory MC cover.
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