Here is a good placw to order materials:
Shrinkwrap comes in thicknesses measured in mil. (Typically 6 ~ 10). The heavier the snow/ice load, the heavier the mil. Use heavier mil for long term, multi-year storage as well. I believe I use a 7 mil. and store my boat in CT.
These are for the tops of the 2 x 4's. I recommend these over rags, bottle bottoms, etc because they will work better with the 'woven cord strapping' and more easily make a strong support sytem.
Woven Cord Strapping:
This is used for several purposes. It acts like 'stays' on a sailboat mast to hold the 2 x 4 supports upright. It is also run along the tops of the 2 x 4's to make a 'ridge beam' to support the shrink wrap itself. It is also used as the 'belly strap' for the perimeter along the hull and to hold the belly strap up and level, as well as underneath the hull to hold the belly strap and bottom of the shrink wrap from pulling up and flapping.
(All of this will make more sense when I start posting pics.
Shrink Wrap Tape:
This is used to tape up holes, the zipper door, and seal any folded seams which might catch water. DO NOT confuse shrinkwrap tape with shrinkwrap. Shrinkwrap tape should be used once the heat shrinking is completed. Shrinkwrap tape does not shrink. In fact if you tape first, then shrink the tape will tear the shrink wrap.
NOTE: Preservation Tape is shrinkwrap tape that can be stuck onto fiberglass. It does not leave an adhesive behind. In most cases you will only need shrinkwrap tape. If for any reason you need to afix tape directly to the fiberglass, then use preservation tape instead. This can be used to tape rags, towels, carpet etc to the boat to cover sharp corners or edges which might otherwise tear the shrinkwrap due to wear over time.
RAGS, Carpet, etc:
You will have many sharp points on the boat which need chaffe protection to keep from tearing through the shrink wrap. the corners of windshields, snaps on the radar arch, etc. Anything that can potentially punch a hole in the shrinkwrap, will. The wrap can touch fiberglass, hand rails, etc, but if anything has a sharp edge or point, it needs to be covered before the shrinkwrap goes on.
Box Cutter/Shrink Wrap Knife:
Needed to cut woven cord strapping, shrink wrap and shrink wrap tape. Also good for cutting carpet, rags, and the box the materials come in.
This goes without saying.
You'll need the 15-20 lb tank. More than likely won't need all of it.
These allow air flow, they are NECESSARY
You need a way to get on and off the boat. All I can say here is get the largest door available. the bigger the better. No matter how large it will still feel like you're crawling into a dog house. Tip: I hang my door upside-down. That is to say, I hang my door so that when the door is unzipped, it is hanging from the top. When you hang it right side up, the door flops down when it is unzipped and you will be constantly stepping on it and it will generaly be in the way. (I'll send pics so this makes more sense).
2 x 4's:
5ea. 2 x 4 x 8. I'll take pics of how I made mine.
These will be used to cover the base of the 2 x 4 stands to protect the deck.