Boat Covers

On my tarped 250 EC I wrapped an old anchor line around the boat just above the rear tie downs and the front eye. Get it good and tight with a smaller line over the top tied to it to keep it level. Had no critters in the boat last year.
 
The upsidedown 5 gallon bucket on the bow makes sure the strapping can't break between the windshield and the bow rail. Also it won't sag
 
The upsidedown 5 gallon bucket on the bow makes sure the strapping can't break between the windshield and the bow rail. Also it won't sag
A pic of that setup next spring would be interesting. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed with this new canvas cover. Pretty taught but these lake effect snow can be bad.
 
How long you had your 215? I feel like it’s the perfect boat for us. Don’ t mind maintaining an older boat if it’s just right for what you want to do. Only wish I’d found it 10 years ago.
 
I love my 215 weekender it's an EC I believe the weekend is a heavier boat
 
Scott, does your bucket get the rope off of the windshield enough that the weight of the snow isn't going to pile up between the bucket and the support you have in the cockpit? Supports that come with regular covers (as opposed to a true winter cover) typically aren't high enough (and sometimes not strong enough) for snow load. It would take a lot, but there is the risk of the snow weight breaking a windshield. If needed, 2x4's and that flat, nylon strapping (like around a newspaper bundle) would be better.
I love my 215 weekender it's an EC I believe the weekend is a heavier boat
When the 215EC was redesigned around 2002, SR eventually came out with two models - the 215 Weekender and 225 Weekender. Both used the exact same hull - but the 225 came with more features as standard, such as the extended platform... which accounts for the weight difference. Both of these new models were roughly (if memory serves) about 1,000lbs heavier than the 215EC that was replaced.
 
When looking for these I noted there seemed to be gap between these models of 2002 and 2003, with 2001 being last year for ECs and 2004 first for WEs - could be wrong. Yes 1000# heavier.
 
When looking for these I noted there seemed to be gap between these models of 2002 and 2003, with 2001 being last year for ECs and 2004 first for WEs - could be wrong. Yes 1000# heavier.
The new model definitely came out in 2002 - but it could be that the "two versions" didn't surface till a couple years later. Honestly, I don't recall... and not important enough to spend time researching! :)
 
Strapping runs front to back
Then on old bow line from bow rail left to right
Put a towel on the bow and bucket upsidedown, I should be a tight fit under the strapping then the boat cover
 
The new model definitely came out in 2002 - but it could be that the "two versions" didn't surface till a couple years later. Honestly, I don't recall... and not important enough to spend time researching! :)

dismissive​


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Other forms: dismissively
To be dismissive is to be indifferent and a little rude. Being dismissive is a sign of disrespect.
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    showing indifference or disregard
    “a dismissive shrug”
 

dismissive​


/dəˈsmɪsɪv/​


/dɪsˈmɪsɪv/​

Other forms: dismissively
To be dismissive is to be indifferent and a little rude. Being dismissive is a sign of disrespect.
If you're dismissive, you show little consideration for others. If a teacher laughs at a student's earnest answer to a question, that's dismissive. An employer throwing a resume in the trash without reading it? Dismissive. People are dismissive to others they think are beneath them. You can also be dismissive to ideas and suggestions. It's like waving someone or something away and saying, "whatever."
Definitions of dismissive
  1. adjective
    showing indifference or disregard
    “a dismissive shrug”
Seriously? I've taken my own time to try and help give you guys as much pertinent information about your models that I know... and becasue I don't want to spend an hour researching a very minor thing that really has no impact on you guys, anyways... I get this?
 

dismissive​


/dəˈsmɪsɪv/​


/dɪsˈmɪsɪv/​

Other forms: dismissively
To be dismissive is to be indifferent and a little rude. Being dismissive is a sign of disrespect.
If you're dismissive, you show little consideration for others. If a teacher laughs at a student's earnest answer to a question, that's dismissive. An employer throwing a resume in the trash without reading it? Dismissive. People are dismissive to others they think are beneath them. You can also be dismissive to ideas and suggestions. It's like waving someone or something away and saying, "whatever."
Definitions of dismissive
  1. adjective
    showing indifference or disregard
    “a dismissive shrug”
Seriously? I've taken my own time to try and help give you guys as much pertinent information about your models that I know... and becasue I don't want to spend an hour researching a very minor thing that really has no impact on you guys, anyways... I get this?
Yea, WTF!
 

dismissive​


/dəˈsmɪsɪv/​


/dɪsˈmɪsɪv/​

Other forms: dismissively
To be dismissive is to be indifferent and a little rude. Being dismissive is a sign of disrespect.
If you're dismissive, you show little consideration for others. If a teacher laughs at a student's earnest answer to a question, that's dismissive. An employer throwing a resume in the trash without reading it? Dismissive. People are dismissive to others they think are beneath them. You can also be dismissive to ideas and suggestions. It's like waving someone or something away and saying, "whatever."
Definitions of dismissive
  1. adjective
    showing indifference or disregard
    “a dismissive shrug”
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Exactly wtf. I don't get it
 
So I generally ignore people with superior, condescending, and dismissive attitudes and remarks, but when you butt into a conversation that doesn’t involve you or your model boat and tell people their discussion or interest on their model of boat or whatever is not worth spending any more time on, it’s time push back a little bit and create a learning moment for knuckleheads that likely don’t even realize what they are doing because they’ve gotten away with such stuff for a very long time. Someone can have a lot of knowledge on any given topic but if they can’t convey it without disrespecting people they got nothing.
 
So I generally ignore people with superior, condescending, and dismissive attitudes and remarks, but when you butt into a conversation that doesn’t involve you or your model boat and tell people their discussion or interest on their model of boat or whatever is not worth spending any more time on, it’s time push back a little bit and create a learning moment for knuckleheads that likely don’t even realize what they are doing because they’ve gotten away with such stuff for a very long time. Someone can have a lot of knowledge on any given topic but if they can’t convey it without disrespecting people they got nothing.
OK
 
Ok back to your seats every one
 
I'm sorry, but I can't sit here and not respond. Not that @Lazy Daze needs any assistance but he's a longstanding member who in his 18000+ posts includes a ton of helpful information.
You @Dxdave join a forum, ask some questions, get an answer I guess you found less than helpful and crap all over the person trying to help. WTF.
Maybe just say thanks and drive along... or nothing at all.
 

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