Some boats need additional structure to prevent shrink wrap material from sagging. 2 x 4s offer great support that is easy to cut to length, but they create sharp edges that can tear through the shrink wrap material or damage the deck. Dr. Shrink support pole caps are a solution that not only prevents lumber from poking through, but makes installation easier. These plastic end caps have an approximately 7" diameter and are designed specifically for the top or bottom of a 2 x 4 board. The bottom cap features five non-skid coins to grip, but  not damage decking material. The top cap is smooth to allow shrink wrap to contract as heat is applied. Channels are cut into the caps to allow post to be secured with strapping cord that can be stapled through the end cap and into the 2 x 4.

Key Features

  • Decreases unsupported spans in shrink wrap to increases strength and durability
  • Specific top and bottom caps help to stabilize bottom and allow shrink wrap to move freely on top as heat is applied
  • Flexible to eliminate hard edges that can protrude through shrink wrap
  • Installs in seconds and doesn’t require additional labor of cutting plywood squares.
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Will there be hands on demonstration?

Absolutely. We will have a boat in the shop to work on. We typically focus on the hull sides. All the Starke products, pads and machines will be on display and available for use.

Will there be classroom work?

Yes. We like to sit down and go over some over the basics. We will have a presentation and slideshow. We start by introducing everyone. We like to ask why each person came and what they wanted to gain from this experience. Once we figure that out we can then dial in the message to focus on where everyone needs the most information.

Is this an accreditation course?

Yes. Sign up for this course to become a Starke Certified Installer and be listed on our site and receive special discounts on Starke products.

If I am a DIYer, can I attend this course.

Absolutely. This class is for the professional or the enthusiast. The techniques we will be teaching work across the board.