Still waiting on the weather to spray poly, thought it would be today, but it only made it to 58. Tomorrow is supposed to me about the same but Saturday it is suppose to be 70 and getting warmer after that, so it looks like this will be the day.
In the mean time I have been doing some other things, one thing that I have been thinking about is a hinge strut as the trampoline springs are pretty light and any amount of wind will close the hood. I have seen at least one version of a strut on here which was a U shaped wire; while effective not overly ascetic.... Therefore I decided to build one today, basically this is just a cheap aluminum turn buckle I got at a local hardware store, I want to say it is 8", however I needed 8.25 to 8.5 (depending on how high the hood is lifted. A little heat, some bending, a little cutting, some heat shrink, wire and hitch clips and BAM!!!
Since I know how much you guys love pictures, here you are.