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    We just purchased these two product to add to our new tri-toon. Im wondering if anyone has installed them. Im expecting them in this weekend .

    My intent is to mount the tent cover and inflate the mattress inside to create a cabin on our boat for over night excursions.
    Let me know what you think, if anyone has installed one before , what does the hardware look like.

    http://www.wholesalemarine.com/ponto...ure-78873.html tent

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...wL._SY300_.jpg mattress fits between front bench seats inside tent.
    Last edited by mave234; 06-24-2014 at 03:42 PM.
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    I'd certainly be interested to know what you think about the enclosure once you get it. We didn't get the factory enclosure on our toon when we ordered it, but now I'm wishing we had. My brother has one that zips to his existing bimini. I wondered about some type of tent that could be used instead, and this looks like it would fit the bill.

    My biggest concern with this approach is that our toon has a forward bimini and the description on the website mentioned permanently mounted hardware on your rails. My bimini might interfere with the mounting of this enclosure, and I'm not really keen to the idea of drilling holes in my railing to install something I may or may not like.

    Please let us know what you think of it.
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    The mattress came in yesterday, fits great . The tent hardware mounts to the top outer edge of the fencing rail it should fit directy under the bimini. I will share photos once installed .
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    The enclosure is fantastic. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has the patience to tackle the install. The instructions were very basic and easy to understand. The reviews on the Taylor Made enclosure dont do it justice.
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    Glad you are happy with it.

    Do you have any pictures of your install? I'd be particularly interested in how it mounts to the railing.

    Thanks.
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    I was going to do step by step photos, the install went so quick and easy I forgot to photo document it. It comes with a 3 page photographic instruction sheet that is very detailed . Simply screw 3 brackets to each side of the upper rails that the fiberglass rods sit into and put in a dozen self tapping snaps and your done .
    The material is a light weight canvas similar to a boat cover. I can email the pdf instruction sheet to anyone interested.

    In my opinion this enclosure is nicer than anything the the manufacturer could put on. The ease of set up and tear down eliminates the need for storing extra gear. It all folds up with the mattress small enough to fit inside a medium size tote that came with the mattress.
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    Will send you a PM with my e-mail address in it. Would love to have a copy of the instruction sheet. Thanks.
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    Looks relly cool Mave. Does the matress inflate flush to the seating surfaces?
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    Very nice!
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