Dallas Manufacturing Boat Cover Support Pole
I harbor my boat all summer and rain water used to pool on my canvas cover. Bought this product on a lark. It worked and stayed put during heavy rain and wind storms. Easily stores in sections if you want to store it.
October 2, 2014
Save your money. As the others have stated, the plastic is so thin, breakage is very likely. Mine broke while tightening down the cover the first time. Save your money, spend 20 bucks on 1" Schedule 40 PVC Pipe and some fittings and construct an elongated Frame (A's in front/rear, long piece along top, center support)... holds my cover PERFECT on 17ft bass boat with no pooling. And you can customize to fit your scene. Made a smaller version for my pond stored aluminum and that also remains dry.
April 29, 2014
simple and works
Cheap quality but simple to use and effective. I have a few. They are prone to break at the base.
April 3, 2014
Plastic shattered in MN cold
Bummer! Had high hopes, even with need to duct tape the multiple plastic pieces together to stabilize. I liked the wide base and the wide smooth top plate, thinking that this would minimize strain along cover contact points. I placed two poles securely, however both toppled and shattered to smitherines in moderate wind and moderate/typical Minnesota winter temperatures with absolutely no movement of the boat trailer.
I had even placed rubberized shelving sheets under the base plate/floor carpet and top plate/cover sites to decrease slippage at these locations, but the polls were unable to withstand even the most minimal wind movement. Very disappointed, and out $50 + to boot!
December 9, 2013