Originally Posted by montanan
So did you get this bad boy hooked up to your frame yet!?
Sorry for late response. Yep got it mounted and used it for 7 days on the San juan beginning of June. It worked great, definitely appreciated it more than I thought I would. Was great for couple of rain/hail squalls too. Mounted it on 3 foot tracks from river sombrero. While not completely necessary I liked having the extra adjustment and made stowing easier. Worth the $30/40 bucks imo. Noticeable difference in cooler performance with added shade. Came with support poles instead of back straps. Rigged it with two straps coming from top to single spring loaded clasp that attaches to perimeter line center of stern. Seemed plenty sturdy in high winds, made loading unloading gear pile easier. Won t use the support poles but they do have the end pieces I ll use as spares. Came with an Integrated zippered bag so it can t get lost. The bag hangs down on back edge of the top 8" or so and provided a little extra shade for rowers
I debated 6 or 8 foot for my 14, really glad I went with 8'. Would definately recommend going with the 54" height. Friend has 48 and it seemed little low. Won t be without one from now on!