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Title: rain cover for pontoon front deck
Post by: Judy_Boat on July 23, 2016, 11:24:59 AM
I am doing a front rain cover for a pontoon boat. Boat sits bow high so all the rain water drains into the boat.
I have done one before, a wide panel that came off the front by the canvas and down to the edges. But it was a pain drilling and tapping the bumper edges for snaps.
Or could i just wrap the material around the corners and elastic or velcro under the corner?
(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb305/OdysseyBoat/front%20deck.jpg) (http://s204.photobucket.com/user/OdysseyBoat/media/front%20deck.jpg.html)


Or is there an easy way to seal off the bottom edge of that front gate from the rain and avoid a cove completely?
Title: Re: rain cover for pontoon front deck
Post by: Mike on July 23, 2016, 09:53:00 PM
on the aluminum floor frame drill a 9/64" hole and a normal 3/8" # 8 screw stud will screw in or you could rivet snap studs on

people always get me it a BOAT  it cant get WET   lol
Title: Re: rain cover for pontoon front deck
Post by: Darren Henry on July 24, 2016, 08:30:16 AM
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is there an easy way to seal off the bottom edge of that front gate

The carpet still wicks water back into the boat. I converted a '27 into a live aboard for some friends a few years ago with the BBQ/grill on the front railing. They got tired of getting wet feet putting the coffee on and were having issues with algae/mold growing in the carpet. After several attempts to seal the door we opted to build a cover like you are looking at.
Title: Re: rain cover for pontoon front deck
Post by: brmax on July 26, 2016, 06:51:50 PM
Sure is a nice pontoon, must be a 30' looks long. Its a pain for a new owner for sure, It would raise some brows but the truth is always how we start to accept the task needed for a plan.
I would remove the front carpet, and using very close trimming at the rail base, hold on there.
When lifting the carpet with several helpers prior to a final trim apply some sealing adhesive like 3m-4000 apply some under the carpet "and base rail" maybe a bead so it is compressed upon retightening.
Probably 4 through bolts holding that front section to the floor/deck, maybe have to loosen a bit.
Now this front area is ready for a new drain plan!
It "wood" look better in teak.
A custom trench designed drain, Id have to look around a bit it could be discrete maybe.

Good day
Floyd
Title: Re: rain cover for pontoon front deck
Post by: scarab29 on July 27, 2016, 10:31:23 AM
Installed a cover on a toon at a marina the other day . Came with all hardware , had to install some snaps. Studs supplied were the self drilling variety. Worked great and there were a ton left over for my stainless hardware tray .