Andy, do you ever have issues with the tarp being non-breathable? Seems to me to put it away wet, might leave it too wet. Perhaps even staining of my pretty yellow boat? That's one thing I like about car covers (breathability), but those stupid things just tear so easy. I just bought an upgraded car cover, about $60, and it seems quite a bit more beefy, especially in the elastic. But I was disappointed that there are no grommets, and my home grommet system causes the metal to split and I don't want that near my boat. Time to look for another grommet system. Great idea on the cans for oar towers, but I think I'll try big pop bottles, even smoother on the more delicate car cover fabric. I might even cut holes in it and sew in tower sleeves, maybe. I like the color I got, tan, not too ugly, and not too nice.
I am a river, babe - I've got plenty of time, I don't know where I'm going, I'm just following the lines..... - "We are water" by Shaye