[Public-list] Boat Cover Frame Suggestions
eyewander at prexar.com
Wed Nov 24 08:34:37 PST 2004
Check out using electrical conduit - 3/4" or 1". It may be less
expensive than PVC and works better. There are fittings available from
www.canopymasters.com/index.html . I used a canopy system from them
that worked well in Maine.
On Nov 24, 2004, at 10:15 AM, Bob wrote:
> I have a rickety wooden frame now, that requires a lot of time and
> to assemble.
> I'm in Nova Scotia, lots of snow and very cold winter temperatures.
> for DN ice sailing)
> There are metal frame solutions from various suppliers, (expensive)
> but I'm
> looking for a DIY solution.
> Would a "U" shaped PVC frame work in my area to support a tarp?
> (With closely spaced frames and PVC ridge pole)
> Does PVC have problems cracking in the cold?
> What size PVC pipe?
> Does anyone use this type of frame in cold, heavy snowfall areas?
> Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
> Bob Crinion
> Nova Scotia
> A30 #560
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