Side rails for pontoon

Discussion in 'Boat Modification Journal' started by cathooked, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. cathooked

    cathooked New Member

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    Im thinking of buying a 20ft pontoon , a buddies mom wants to sell it for $300.00,it has no side railes around it can i use pvc pipe around it for the rails? my banker said i cant spend a ton of money(wife) any help would be great...thanks
     
  2. sarSWAMPFOX

    sarSWAMPFOX New Member

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    Iv'e put rails on pontoons with EMT Conduit.
     

  3. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    i think the emt would be best, or go to a boat salvage & try to find some.Better yet, if u dont put kids on it, dont use rails, less to mess with & better landing fish!!!
     
  4. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    I put galvinized (SP) on the pond boat I built. Took for ever to thread but much better than PVC. If you would lean on a PVC rail you are going to get wet.
    Bill
     
  5. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    If you go to the libary page 5 and look at "pond cat fish boat" you can see how the rails look and how I put them on.
    Bill