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.