How to Measure for and Fit a Pontoon Boat Top
|Measure the width of the fence. Measure the area you want to shade.
Most older pontoon boats are 8’ wide, (96”) and the fence varies from 88” to about 94".
|To mount any of our pontoon boat tops, you’ll need about 72”-74” of top rail length.
|The most important consideration is that there are no gates in this span. You’ll want to attach mounting hardware to a straight piece of pontoon fence. The space for the strap or support arm is not critical, it can extend further out from the frame V, the sizes above are a minimum.
Most pontoons have at least a 72” stern area, but you should measure if you have a 16’ or 18’ pontoon.
|OLDER PONTOON BOATS
|Some older pontoon boats have an unusually small stern area, often only 6’ from the back to the side gates. For these installations you can still use the Deluxe 8’ package. Instead of mounting the front support arms on the fence rail, you can mount them by moving the front adjustable strut from the front to in between the two main supports (the V of the Bimini frame).