Boat Lift Canopy Installation Instructions
A) Stretching and removing bungee cords requires strength and proper balance. DO NOT let go of bungee cords when under tension; an eye injury or other types of bodily injury could occur. ALWAYS wear safety glasses and proper protective clothing.
B) A canopy cover is a hazard if exposed to the high wind! DO NOT attach the canopy to canopy frame if wind affects your ability to safely fasten. DO NOT leave canopy unattended on the frame when attaching.
C) Unroll the canopy over the hoops of the frame. Make sure the fabric is straight on the frame with equal amounts of overhang on each side. The canopy is attached to the frame using any one of the following methods, depending on the style of canopy frame:
OPTION 1 – Take the bungee loop and insert it through the
D-ring on the canopy attachment. Then, loop the hook back through the bungee loop, pull it up and hook it on the
cross member of the canopy frame. See Views A & B.
OPTION 2 – Canopies that utilize two bungee attachment methods.
a) On the sides, take the looped end of the bungee and run
it through the D-ring on the canopy attachment, around the back of the hoop, and hook it around the ball on the end of the bungee. See View C.
b) On the ends, take the bungee loop and insert it through
the D-ring on the canopy attachment. Then, loop the hook back through the bungee loop, pull it up and hook it on the washer that is welded to the canopy frame.
See Views B & D.
OPTION 3 – Attach the canopy in the same manner as
Option 2a in View C. Attach the canopy to the end of the
frame by wrapping the Velcro around the end frame member. See View E.
OPTION 4 – For canopies that have buckles, the male buckle wraps around the bottom of the canopy frame while the female buckle wraps around the top of the canopy frame. Then fasten. See View F.
OPTION 5 – For canopies that have grommets; customer supplied straps or zip ties are used. The zip ties are slipped through the grommets and wrapped around the canopy frame and fastened. See View G.
OPTION 6 – For canopies that have stretch cords, the following method may be used to attach and terminate the cords.
a) Create a loop with a knot on each end of the stretch cord. See View J.
b) To start the stretch cord, slip one of the looped ends over a hook or round puck as shown in View H. Feed the stretch cord through the side and/or end straps. Then terminate by slipping the looped end over a hook or round puck.
(NOTE: If the stretch cord is too long, one end may be knotted to
shorten overall length)
c) To tighten the stretch cord on sides and ends, pull the stretch
cord through pockets on the side and/or end straps, and stretch over the hook or round puck as shown in View H. Note View H illustrates the S-hook option.
OPTION 7 – If rope slips or PVC pockets are provided on the canopy cover, they must be used or warranty for wind whip is void. Rope may be attached to the frame, frame upright, dock or what is convenient. The rope is not provided. See View K.
D) Severe or strong winds can pick up a boat, lift and canopy. This would cause damage to equipment and injury to anyone
in its path. Position your boat up within the canopy frame to provide protection and reduce the chance of severe winds circulating inside the frame.
E) DO NOT leave canopies on canopy frame unless the boat lift is firmly in place. Sink lift leg pads into the lake bottom. Settling is helped by leaving the boat on the lift for several days and covering lift leg pads with the lake bottom soil. These steps provide a suction effect.