Arnall's Arch Cover Support System
solution to snow loading
these work great in rain - i discovered snowloads to be a problem so i simply stuck a 2inch pvc upright pipe under the highest point on the arch - i had to drill a little hole thru the arch pipe and top of the upright pipes and cable tied them together, - this is a cheap solution to a heavy problem, the pvc arches are only $2 each and the uprights were under $8, a little hassle but worth the time ! now snow and ice not a problem ;-)
July 2, 2008
Won't work in the snow country
I have a 18' pontoon boat and I used 8 pair of the support brackets to support my cover but to my astonishment the PVC pipe collapsed under the weight of the winters snow. I suggest you build a support to support the PVC pipe the brackets also bent. They are a good idea for warmer climates but too much hassle for the southern Wisconsin weather. A redesign should be made by the manufacturer to beef up the support brackets. back to the 2x4's for the winter.
June 24, 2008
Works for me
Bought this item last spring and have found it works great...I just wish it was easy to remove, as it will get in the way if I don't. I use four sets on a 20ft pontoon boat.
September 24, 2009