Storage tent/canopy ideas

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I am a building contractor and have built them in the past for boats but this one has a keel and sits so high that I am thinking of different ideas.

Will probably use scaffolding since I have it and some old planks to make something but wondering if anyone has any ideas.

Need a tent that is about 30 x 12 (though 16 would be nice) x 15' tall. Seen some kits of fittings for EMT (steel electrical conduit) that I am exploring and whole tents for RV's but they are more than $2k which is too much.

Fitting kits- interesting idea at least. Canopy and Tent Kits: Tarps, bungees, fittings, foot pads

Cheaper to get some old lumber and bang something together I think but I will be pricing the emt. Anyone have any ideas?
 

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How about a bow roof shed? Built with stuff you probably have lying around: 1x3 strapping & 2x4's. Can be scaled up to almost any size, I imagine. Made up of a series of bowed trusses. Thinking of a small one myself for a boat I'm building so I can continue over the winter.

$20 gets you the plans from: Stimson Marine - Bow-Roof Shed

Sorry about the blow boat in the picture, but you get the idea...



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I have a "Quonset hut" set up on my boat, 2x6 ridgepole with holes drilled about every 18" for 1" pvc pipe to go thru the ridge, on the gunnel tops i used a 16'2x4 with partial holes drilled into it for the ends of the pvc to plug into, i run a drywall screw into the pipe to hold it in the 2x4. Cover it all with cheap blue tarp and cover the tarp with the bag out of a salmon seine to hold it all down when its blowin' 80 around here, snow slides off nicely.This is the second boat the quonset has been on. I'll get some better pics tomorrow.
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couple pictures of the low cost way that I went. Held up for the two years that I needed for completion.

The only suggestion I have is to create a double barrier on the shrink wrap if you plan on heating due to the condensation factor.

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Keep in mind, If you buy a quality shelter, You will be able to recover some of the cost if you resell once your project is completed.

This was one of the best $3500 expenditures I have made!
Holy crap that thing is awesome . Did you form the concrete ?
 

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Awesome indeed (Gurry and Ronnie) but there is no way I am spending that $ on something that will most likely be for one winter (wife will castrate me if I keep the boat in yard everywinter). Nice to have all that space and no worries when storms come to town I am sure.

Actually made up a sample rib using the bow tent idea from Stinkpot above and just looking around the net (like here- The bow roof shed made of white pine and greenhouse plastic) and it looks like this is the way I am going to go. Thanks Stinkpot!

Total cost of wood and tarp is going to be about $550 and I think I have a friend who wants it when I am done. I also have to build it after the boat is in place since it will be in my back yard which means I will have to disassemble it before the boat can go.

I drove 4 stakes in my grass and bent 2 pieces of 1x3 spruce between them and screwed some 8" 2x4 blocks between them at 2' o.c.. It only sprang back about 2" when it came out of the mold and took about 5 mins to make so looks like an easy solution and when its done a 40x60 tarp will just about cover the whole thing. Great ideas here though- thanks for the ideas. This thing is going to be about 18' tall, 33' long and 15' wide. Neighbors are going really love it haha.
 

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Rib #1. So easy.

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