Now that most most of the boats have been hauled out... Here are the numbers.The math geek in me cannot get past the "The 99% of the 50+ boats in our marina are stored mast up."
Did the 1% of the 50+ boats drop the main mast or the mizzen?
I used the tarp that is sold by Kover klamp. You can have them built to any size you need. The tarp held up very well last winter and I intend to use it again. Kover klamps claims that some owners have gotten ten years out of their covers. As far as tie downs there is a perimeter frame that is made from conduit and secured to stanchions. Since I left the boat in the water I also ran several ties under the hull but most of the load is taken up by the perimeter frame. Look up Kover klamps they have a pretty extensive tutorial on building the frame and installing the cover.That seems really cheap. What did you use for the cover and how well has it held up?
Also, how do you hold the cover down while in the water? I tie mine to the cradle, seems like that would work very well in the water
You don't have Spring and Fall? Day and night? Your snow/ice evaporate without ever melting?