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)
(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.