So I purchased a portable carport, 10’x20′ to use as a workshop space to build the driftboat in. I bought it back in August of 2020 and not once but twice the wind picked the sucker up and flipped it. The second time, the frame and top were destroyed.
Luckily the manufacturer agreed to send me a brand new one that I will be securing in a completely different way to make sure that it stays put. Adding to my frustration, I had to package up the old tent and send it back to the manufacturer but I got it done and they’ll pick it up tomorrow.
Once we get a day that is calm, I’ll put the new one up but I’m going to secure it with straps over top of it, a guy line coming off the peak in the predominant wind direction and add 2″x5″ pressure treated lumber in an “L” shape that I’ll put the feet on and screw them to it. On the upright of the “L” I will be putting grommets in the bottom skirt of the tent and using screws and washers to attach them to the wood so that wind can’t get up underneath the sides.
I figure between the 8 80lb buckets of concrete and the 2′ long stakes as well as the additional bracing I’m going to apply, I should be OK. I’ll include pics and a video tour once all of this is done, but if this sucker blows away again, I’m done!
Anyway, it’s been a few days and although there’s not a lot of news in this one, I wanted to make a post for you.
As always, tight lines and God Bless,