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    Place to keep airboat out of weather

    i.ve been using a tarp to cover mine up and what a pain. expecially if you use it a lot. well i saw these car canopys at walmart for 88 bucks shipped to your house. problem was they are not tall enough for an airboat to fit. fixed that by adding a 3 ft section of pipe to legs. same size as top rail pipe for chain link fencing and home depot has the connectrs to join it together. i added a screw to each joint to hold it together. 3 ft is too tall and i think 1 ft would plenty to add. nice to back your boat under the tarp and not have to mess with tying a tarp over it.

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    Re: Place to keep airboat out of weather

    Caution.
    I used one for about 1 season
    About.
    I used it to cover my 20" jet boat.
    Same here I made it 2 feet taller.
    I hade concrete pillar blocks Attached
    to each leg 8 of them, AND extra cinder
    Blocks lashed to the corners...
    A BIG wind came up one fall day.
    The cover, pipes and concrete ended
    Up on my neighbors garage roof.
    One of the pillar blocks went through the roof.
    Just saying...
    I now have a two boat carport!

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    Re: Place to keep airboat out of weather

    anything can happen with weather. i bought one for my x wife and kept her car under it for 5 or 6 years with only 5 gallon buckets of concrete holding it down. she took it with her when she left and still using it.

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    Re: Place to keep airboat out of weather

    I was thinking about using a canopy also...I've had them for various vehicles over the years and as stated the wind can have it's way if it wants to...Some of the bigger canopies have screw in anchor rods to tie off and I've seen them get ripped right out of the ground...So we tried 5 gallon pails of concrete AND those anchors...And the wind threw them around......So I've been contemplating just how to anchor a canopy without the fear of it flying off to Kansas with Dorothy and Toto...
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    teledyne 4A084-4 engine
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    Ready for the water !!

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