Fourth of July is upon us! This year, America’s birthday is on a Friday. The absolute perfect excuse to take your pontoon boat out on the lake and watch the fireworks.
And when you do take your pontoon boat out, you’ll notice so has everyone else:
Invest in a do it yourself upper deck kit by J's Upper Deck and it'll get you up! Adding an upper level to your pontoon boat will give you the height you need to see over any crowd or boat. Also, getting rid of the bimini canopy and replacing it with an upper deck will save you time. You won't have to worry about closing down your sunshade for the night. The upper deck will give you shade until the sun goes down, then create the perfect place to have your fourth of July picnic on. It's a win-win solution.
Oh, and with an upper deck,
Buy a do it yourself upper deck kit for pontoon boats today as a birthday present for America, and have fun. After all, that's the American spirit.
The soft top bimini canopy is very popular. When you are out on the lake, having sun cover is ideal. But J’s Upper decks are not just a canopy substitutes or a sun shade---they are actual platforms. The hard top advantage for an upper deck, is that you are not just getting a cover but a second level.
What does that mean exactly?
More space for extra gear:
If you are an avid fishing man and just brought in a slew of fish and a few found objects for your artist friends, where are you going to put it on the pontoon boat? With an upper deck, there is a whole lot more seat room and foot room! Fishing gear, ice chests, or fishy fish can ride up on top and you can still lounge out on the seats.
Sunbathing hot spot:
If you are looking to catch that perfect tan, or perhaps your girlfriend is, the upper deck is a great place to lounge out and sunbathe. No more half body tans, or farmers tans, for your passengers!
For your mother’s new retirement hobby of bird watching, take her out on the upper platform and she will have an aerial view of the whole lake. The view makes it easier to check out waterfowl in the distance and see the birds on the shore.
Plein-air painting studio:
Your sister’s husband’s brother’s neighbor’s niece is an artist? Great! Take her out on the boat! The upper deck makes for the perfect plein-air studio. Having a 360 view of the scenery will inspire her to find the perfect composition. And with all the available space the upper deck provides, she could bring her easel and paints, and go wild!
Romance under the stars:
Need a creative date night idea? How about laying out on an upper deck and watching the stars with your loved one. An upper deck platform enhances the romance in any relationship.
The walk on platform of an upper deck makes for a great place to jump off from and into very deep water. We are not advocating this dangerous activity, but we know it has crossed your mind. Alternatively, attach a slide on the side of the upper deck and you have your own water park out on the lake!
Safety from sharks:
Or alligators… or the Loch Ness monster. An upper deck is a convenient second story that can keep you out of harm’s way. You never know what is lurking in the water!
These are just a couple advantages of getting a hard top instead of a soft canopy. A canopy and a upper platform will do the same thing, keep the sun off your back. However, as you can see, a hard top or more specifically, an upper deck is the way to go.
What is a canopy?
An enclosure? A Pontoon Gazebo? A Pontoon Boat cover? A Taylor Made Anchor Shade? A Portable Privacy Partition for Pontoons? A Bimini? A Blue Vortex Pontoon cover? A Canvas top for Pontoons?
Yeah, we aren't sure either.
There are a lot of names out there for a sunshade or canopy made exclusively for Pontoon boats. Some of these canopies are designed to prevent weather damage, others look like they are suited for the 1980s.
But no matter what, every one needs some kind of canopy cover for their pontoon boat to keep the heat and sun off their backs.
We’ve got a better solution…
Instead of buying a fabric made cover that seems to conveniently need to be replaced every season, buy a sun deck—or better yet, buy a J’s Upper deck for your pontoon boat. Our Upper Decks are made specifically for Pontoon boats, designed to prevent weather damage and you only need one.
No more buying a new canopy, enclosure, pontoon gazebo boat cover every summer because last summer destroyed your old one. When you get a light weight pure aluminum upper deck, you know it’s strong enough to last, looks great, keeps the sun off and adds extra room to your boat!
A canopy has many cons--- they are made of fabric, they fall apart, they don’t’ last, etc… we could go on, and we probably will one day. However, an upper deck has no cons… at least not that we have found..
so far our pro list is rapidly increasing:
See all pros! No cons--- so do yourself a favor, stop looking for the perfect pontoon canopy, pontoon gazebo or pontoon anchor shade---and get a custom made upper deck made in America by J’s Upper Decks.
Jay Fender owns and operates J's Upper Decks in Clarkdale, Arizona.