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Old 01-04-2006, 06:11 PM
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Looking For Ideas On Getting A Cover For My Boat. Im Interested In The Type That Uses A Metal Pole Frame With A Heavy Fabric Cover.( No Permit/ Portable )prefer Covered Sides. What Do You Use, How Much Was It And Where Did You Get It? Thanks In Advance For Your Responses.
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Billy,


I went on-line and bought a RV Garage from a company called COVER-IT. It was grey and cost $2,500. Worked great until the tropical storm came and took it away.

I built it over a shell floor.



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I searched online and went with Creative shelters out of Oregon. I ordered 1 7/8 fittings for a finished shelter of 12x40x14. I ordered a 24x40 tarp so the sides come down to three feet off the ground on one side and six feet on the other, the side hieght is adjustable. The fittings use glvd fence post. I got mine from U.S. Wholesale pipe in Holiday Fl. I gave them my cut list and they dropped a pile of pipe off in my yard.

A chop saw, end wrench and one day of labor to set up.
Total cost was about 1k. I have overhead lights, water, and a fan. I just took the tarp off during the hurricanes and the wind blew right through the frame.
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Here is the one I bought. $1800.00+......Get the extra roll up door and vent kit!!! I also have added lights and put plastic down as a moisture barrier (also a must!)
http://www.sheltersofamerica.com/productdetails.php
They even let me arrange my own shipping which saved me $130.00
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Thanks For Your Responses Gentlemen! Any More Out There?
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Here is the one I bought. $1800.00+......Get the extra roll up door and vent kit!!! I also have added lights and put plastic down as a moisture barrier (also a must!)
http://www.sheltersofamerica.com/productdetails.php
They even let me arrange my own shipping which saved me $130.00
NICE LOOKING SET UP YOUVE GOT THERE! HOW LONG DO YOU THINK THE COVER WILL LAST?
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NICE LOOKING SET UP YOUVE GOT THERE! HOW LONG DO YOU THINK THE COVER WILL LAST?
My neighbor had one that recently went into the trash. He left it loose so the wind would whip it around and caused it to beat itself up badly. It was 10 years old when it finally started to come apart.
I figure if it only lasts me 10 years then it averaged $200/yr. I'm OK with that!!! For 1/2 the price I could get another canvas cover to put over the frame if this one does finally come apart.
I would have prefered a more permanent structure but my neighborhood doesn't allow these so this thing sits 10 feet behind my property in someone elses field.
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I had one for 12 years in MA. The tarp was very strong, you could even hit it with the weed wacker and it was ok.
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