First I installed 1" flexible tubing from the port side to starboard side on each stanchion.  Each piece of tubing was cut to length and  each end tie-wrapped to the stanchion:

(looking towards the bow)


(looking towards the stern)

(ends tie-wrapped)

(the entire boat)

Finally, I covered the boat with a 20'x30' tarpaulin and wrapped the exterior with 1/4" Poli-Twine.  These pictures were taken in the Spring of 2002 after having endured high winds during the winter.