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Boat Cover Supports [VIDEO]

 Video Transcription

How's it going everyone and welcome to the Outdoorsman Channel. Today, I'm going to be reviewing a product from the company, The Better Boat. Now I've reviewed a ton of other products for them and so far I've been super impressed with everything they sent me. And here's some of the other videos that I've done and you guys can click some links in my description to look at some of the other products and I'll have links to every product I reviewed also in the description. So if you want to check that out, that would be great.

So the product I'm going to be reviewing today is the support pole system. So how it's going to come in a box is like this, and then you're going to have some pieces. Here's the bottom section, this will sit on your deck. And then it has two top pieces, this is a button top that's going to go into your mooring cover, most mooring covers will have a button that they can snap into. Or you have the mushroom top, which has some slots in it where you can put a string or a strap that can go off in the boat and then help support it that way. So, what I'm going to be doing today is I'm going to show you two different ways that we've been using the support pole system and how well it's been working out for us.



So I'm just going to go ahead and show you how to assemble it first. All you do is, you take the thicker end and your support plate, and you put on the bottom like that, push it in, it's just friction fit. And then you can extend the top, it'll come tight, probably just turn it to the left, it'll pop right out, you can turn it the right, it locks right in. So we're going to use the mushroom top first, all you got to do is plop it on, you're good to go. And then how you take these apart is you just twist them lefty loosey, twist them tight, and they're really, really strong. I've yet to have one of these collapse under any pressure on me, I've actually had some of the cover get messed up with water and we didn't set it right and there was a lot of weight on it, these still held up really well. I'm going to go ahead and show you how we've been using them and how well they've been working out.

Now I'm under the boat cover, I'm going to show you guys how we've been using this product, one of the ways. This is a 600 Denier cover, so it's pretty heavy duty. We use it when we are going to be storing the boat for more than a week or so, because we don't want water to get into it because sometimes the mooring covers get water into it, or just not everything's covered when our boat's parked under trees. So we like to have this cover on when we're going to leave it here for a little bit longer.

This is one of the first ways we've been successfully using the support poles. This is inside our boat and we have some straps up here and they're going through a zip tie up there, which is supporting them in place. And this really hasn't moved at all, as long as those straps get pretty tight. And then we've just got it coming down here and it's just resting on the deck there. This really doesn't move, I can wiggle this pretty hard and it doesn't really move at all. And it's been doing a really good job, if you get water and stuff on it, and it doesn't really do anything to it. So that's one of the first ways we've been using it.

So you can see even with how good this pole is, you still have some areas of the cover where it sags like this, and that's just the nature of boat covers. I mean, the boat has an 8'6" beam and it's 23 and a half feet long so no matter what you do, you're going to get some areas of the boat where there's just going to be water that pools up and everything. So the best way to do that is to just continually support the cover. So what we do is when ... usually we'll have someone in the boat when we're pulling it over, then you escape out this way before you put all the straps on and everything. So when we're doing that, we can just take our cover pole like this, we raise it up a little bit and then we just simply put it right under there like that.

And now you can see this is supported and just the weight of the cover really holds that pretty well. I mean, we've had some pretty gusty wind storms around here, in the 20 to 25 mile per hour range and this really hasn't gone anywhere, it's been doing a good job. And then you can see this steep slope here that keeps the water off of the boat. So this has been one way that the cover poles have been working out really well for us. This supports itself on its own, and it's good that it has a base as opposed to just a pole going down, because if it just had a pole going down, I would then have to support this in a different way. But now, because of that wide base down there, this guy right here, I can just throw it on the deck and I'm good to go.

So now I'm going to show you one more way that we've been using the boat cover support pole system and that's with our mooring cover. So the next thing we're going to do here is we're going to go ahead and remove our mushroom cap and take that off. And then we're going to add our button cap, just pop that on. And then I'll show you how this works with the mooring cover. So I have our front mooring cover just partially on. Here's the button this would go into, and all you got to do is pop that in like that, just pops right in. And then you can adjust the height here, however you see fit, and that's it and then I can just go ahead and pull the rest of the cover over. I'll even put this up a little bit higher, so it'll be nice and stiff, and that's all there is to it.

So now you can see, I got the cover all snapped in. Let me see if I give it a shake test. That's really not going anywhere, so I'd say these covers work pretty dang good and it's so simple to use. You can adjust the height exactly how you need it, and you're good to go, just does exactly what you want it to.

I hope you guys enjoyed this video. This product has definitely saved us a lot of headaches when we're trying to use our boat cover, because boat covers are always a pain in the butt. So if you think it'll help you too, don't forget to click the link in my description and it'll bring you right to where you can purchase it. There's also links for all the other products like I mentioned, just go ahead and check those out and don't forget to check out all my other videos about this. Also, just everything, other video on my channel. If you're into anything in the outdoors, I go hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, all kinds of different stuff. Just look through my playlist and see what you guys like and don't forget to subscribe.

Also, I've been thinking about doing a 2000 subscriber giveaway, because I'm about 150 or so away right now. I've been debating between doing a fishing giveaway or a boat how to give away. I get more views on the boat how to stuff, but I personally liked fishing more, so I'm kind of up in the air. If you guys have any thoughts on it, maybe I'll leave a poll up here and you guys can go ahead and check that out and see what you would like to receive if you want to be part of that giveaway. As always, I really appreciate you guys watching. Don't forget to browse my channel and subscribe and take care and have a great day.

 

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