Our Deck Trim is an L. For aftermarket use, the L channel is easier to work with. If you change carpet to the modern “thicker” carpeting, old F channel sometimes won’t fit. The purpose of the Deck Trim is to cover the riser brackets, the L trim does the job without the worry of “fitting” over carpet and decking.
The best way to install deck trim is with a fastener through the deck trim, carpet and decking into a cross channel. Just through the decking will suffice but by catching a cross channel gives you have a super strong installation. Each piece of our 8’ channel comes with 3-self tapping deck screws. If your Pontoon boat is 24' long, you will need 8 total pieces. Three up each side, one for the back and one for the front. These are specifically designed to work with our corner caps on the deck corners, but will work with most others.
Most new boat manufacturers use full length deck trim on new boats. Our deck trim comes to us in 24’ lengths, which we cut to 8’ length for shipping. Unfortunately, it is impossible to transport 24’ lengths. Too big for UPS/Fed Ex and commercial freight lines always seem to damage the 24’ length and truck shipping is cost prohibitive.