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Small railings in front of bow mounted fishing seats

carguybillcarguybill USAPosts: 34Member ✭✭

We have a 2016 Sweetwater 2086BF and I am considering a pair of small railings mounted forward of the bow mounted fishing seats. I see this as a safety thing for my grand-kids just to give them something to grab onto if they slip or fall. What I have in mind is a pair of railings about 18-20 inches wide and the standard height.

The forward seats are not, of course, used when the boat is underway. 

Any comments about the advisability or desirability or problems with this idea will be appreciated.

Bill Brown
Sweetwater 2086BF
Home: Coshocton, OH
Boating: Cold Stream Pond, ME


  • CRFCRF Posts: 229Member ✭✭✭
    Well, just a suggestion if you do it, use through bolts instead of screws

    18 ft. Sweetwater Sunrise (F) Pontoon  "Slice of Life" ; 40hp. Yamaha

  • tarheeltarheel Posts: 16Member ✭✭
    I don't see this as preventive, if they do fail in then the fence will become a barrier to helping them.  Just ensure they wear the proper vests and teach them to be careful.
    Our kids grew up on an older pontoon with no front railing and it never was a safety issue.
  • lovetoboatlovetoboat Posts: 23Member ✭✭
    I like the idea espeacily with young kids although i dont know about  the design.CRF has it right-through bolt,and Tarheel also has it right-PFD and education. A whet/slippery deck can put anybody in the drink-it happened to my son. Sounds like to me that u are agood grandpar. happy fishing and watch out for the fishing hooks.
  • BoomerBoomer USAPosts: 311Member ✭✭
    Dale Hollow Lake Byrdstown Tennessee
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