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Soon2BV

Houseboat "fold out" awnings?

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Soon2BV

We were on a houseboat this week, and every night i covered the Bu to keep the dew and any rains from soaking it. It wasn't that hard, but still took some time each night and morning, and then i had to deal with a damp cover.

Then i started thinking about RV's and the fold out awnings on their sides and something like this made for a houseboat? If it folded out 10 - 12 feet it could provide awning protection for a ski or fishing boat - keeping off the sun or the rain.

Obviously not good while underway, but in a quiet cove.

Anyone ever seen something like this for a houseboat?

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jk13

Don't see why not. Mounted across the top and vertical supports on the face of the wall. No supports down to the ground to speak of.

Make it happen Cap'n. That's what customizing is all about. Someone has to be first.

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wakebrdr94

Just make sure it is tough enough for the wind. I've had them snap like toothpicks before on our RV. Mike be harder to get to on the side of a houseboat

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LS-One

I had one on the back deck of my houseboat that cranked out. The wind was a huge issue, it would come up underneath it when extended. I always had to tie the extended end down to the deck.

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Levi900RR

I want a houseboat...

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Joeprunc

You could definitely install one, however they are really pricey (from what I've heard in the RV world). And any sign of wind you would want to bring it in.

Though I do like LS-one's setup, quite a bit more affordable. You could probably even tie it off to your tower some how.

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Soon2BV

I wonder about if the top was flapped, like the way they make some outdoor signs. Wind could go from under, up and thru, but the flaps would prevent water coming thru?

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Ceesub

I had one on the back deck of my houseboat that cranked out. The wind was a huge issue, it would come up underneath it when extended. I always had to tie the extended end down to the deck.

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that looks like a mighty fine party!

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