It was a wet wet weekend here. It rained all Saturday and Sunday. Regardless I felt I needed to get the cover on. The leaves here are beginning to fall at and accelerated rate. I don't want them all over the deck and plugging the scuppers up so out in the rain I go.
Step 1 Ribbing I use PVC pipe's to create a rib cage on the mast. Here on the west coast of Lake Michigan we have been know to wake up to 4+ ft of snow, so the ribbing helps keep the snow from crushing down onto the deck. While not a perfect system it helps.
Step 2 cover with plastic. I like the clear plastic you find in the paint section of most big box hardware stores $14.00
Step 3 Bunch up the plastic in a ball and tie it down to the trailer.
The final product a tented boat prepped for winter.