One fine morning, we walked out to the boat shop to find the tarp on the ground on one side -- a huge split had opened up and down it came. Repairs were contemplated. Duct tape was priced. A new tarp was purchased.
Tarp 2.0 is white, and not quite as big as the old grey one. It's laced to a row of nails along the bottom of the shop. Tarp 1.0 was laced on one side, but rolled around a 2x4 and nailed to the base of the shop on the other side. Smaller in this case seems better.
|Without the tarp, you can see the boat (nice!) and the stuff against the wall of the shop (less!)|
-- but mostly, it's just way too hot to work inside when it's sunny.Trevor and Russ survey the task.
|Robbie tied cord to the tarp, threw the ball of cord over the shop then cut the pulling ropes to length. |
(Good arm! Jays take note!) No photo of actual pulling of tarp available, since the photographer
had a rope to pull too. A certain amount of straightening and tugging had to happen up top too -- lots of friction.
|And here it is, in place and lashed on.|