Glossary of Terms

Below are a list of frequently used terms in the marine industry. If you have any questions relating to terms used throughout the site that are not listed here, please contact us for more information.


AFT CANOPY BOOT
The boot is used to cover the nested pontoon canopy top for protection and enhanced appearance, when the top is folded into the collapsed or radar arch positions.

AFT CANOPY TOP
The fabric portion of the pontoon aft canopy top used to provide shade and protection from the elements when deployed.

AFT CANOPY TOP WITH BOOT
The fabric portion of the pontoon aft canopy top, used to provide shade and protedtion from the elements when deployed, and including its storage cover.

AFT CANOPY TOP WITH BOOT/FRAME/HARDWARE
All components of the pontoon aft canopy top that can be used to provide shade and protection from the elements while cruising on your boat. Includes top, its storage cover, support frame and mounting hardware.

AFT CANOPY TOP WITH FRONT ZIPPERS
The fabric portion of the pontoon aft canopy top used to provide shade and protection from the elements when deployed, top includes zippers at the front to allow it to be joined to a bow canopy and provide coverage over most of the pontoon

AFT CANOPY TOP WITH ZIPPERS
The fabric portion of the pontoon aft canopy top used to provide shade and protection from the elements when deployed, top includes zippers around its perimeter to allow side curtains to be attached providing an enclosed shelter.

AFT CURTAIN
A single curtain that is attached to an aft canopy top and extends across the back of a pontoon.

AFT CURTAIN PORT
The curtain that is attached to the aft canopy top and extends across the port side of the back of the pontoon.

AFT CURTAIN STARBOARD
The curtain that is attached to the aft canopy top and extends across the starboard side of the back of the pontoon.

AFT SIDE CURTAIN PORT
The curtain that is attached to the aft canopy top and extends across the rear (aft) port side of the pontoon.

AFT SIDE CURTAIN STARBOARD
The curtain that is attached to the aft canopy top and extends across the rear (aft) starboard side of the pontoon.

BIMINI CURTAIN KIT
All or some of the side, aft, and front curtains, as well as the walk-thru curtain and bow cover, on boats with walk-thru windshield only and a Bimini top.

BIMINI TOP
The fabric portion of a freestanding boat top, supported by a frame that provides shade and protection from the elements.

BIMINI TOP AFT CURTAIN
A single curtain that is attached to a Bimini top and extends across the back of a boat.

BIMINI TOP BOOT
The boot is used to cover the nested bimini top for protection and enhanced appearance, when the top is folded into the collapsed or radar arch positions.

BIMINI TOP FRONT CURTAIN
Bow curtain on Bimini tops that attaches to the walk-thru windshield and acts as a windbreak.

BIMINI TOP FULL CURTAIN SET
All of the side, aft, and front curtains, as well as the walk-thru curtain and bow cover, on boats with walk-thru windshield only and a Bimini top. Use of this curtain set provides shelter from the elements on the boat.

BIMINI TOP SIDE CURTAIN SET
Port and starboard curtains only for a Bimini top.

BIMINI TOP W/BOOT
The fabric portion of a freestanding canopy, supported only by a frame, including the boot.

BIMINI TOP/BOOT/FRAME HARDWARE/FULL
All components needed for a complete Bimini Top that will provide shade and protection from the elements, including mounting hardware.

BIMINI TOP/BOOT/FRAME/HARDWARE/FRONT CTN/WALK THRU CTN
All components needed for a complete Bimini Top that will provide shade and protection from the elements, including mounting hardware, front curtain connecting the top to the windshield and the curtain for the walk through aisle.

BOAT COVER
Cover made to protect boats from rain, snow, dust, birds, animals and other intrusions, while moored or trailered. Secured with snaps or straps and a rope.

BOW BOOT
The boot is used to cover the nested bow canopy top for protection and enhanced appearance, when the top is folded into the collapsed or radar arch positions.

BOW CANOPY TOP
The fabric portion of the pontoon bow canopy top used to provide shade and protection from the elements to the front portion of a pontoon boat when deployed.

BOW CANOPY TOP WITH BOOT
The fabric portion of the pontoon aft canopy top, used to provide shade and protedtion from the elements when deployed, and including its storage cover.

BOW CANOPY TOP/BOOT/FRAME/HARDWARE
All components of the pontoon bow canopy top that can be used to provide shade and protection from the elements to the front portion of the pontoon while cruising on your boat. Includes top, its storage cover, support frame and mounting hardware.

BOW COVER
Protects the bow seating area of your boat from the windshield to the bow; only for boats with a walk-thru windshield.

BOW CURTAIN
A single curtain that is attached to a bow canopy top and extends across the front of a pontoon.

BOW CURTAIN PORT
The curtain that is attached to the bow canopy top and extends across the port side of the front of the pontoon.

BOW CURTAIN STARBOARD
The curtain that is attached to the bow canopy top and extends across the starboard side of the front of the pontoon.

BOW SIDE CURTAIN PORT
The curtain that is attached to the bow canopy top and extends across the front port side of the pontoon.

BOW SIDE CURTAIN STARBOARD
The curtain that is attached to the bow canopy top and extends across the front starboard side of the pontoon.

BOW/AFT CANOPIES TOP/BOOT/FRAME/HARDWARE
All components needed for a Bow & Aft Canopies, including hardware.

COCKPIT COVER
Protects the cockpit seating area of your boat from the windshield to the transom; only for boats with a walk-thru windshield.

CONSOLE COVER
Protective cover for the console of single console boats.

CONVERTIBLE AFT CURTAIN
A single curtain that is attached to a convertible top and extends across the back of a boat.

CONVERTIBLE TOP BOOT
The boot is used to cover the nested convertible top for protection and enhanced appearance, when the top is folded into the collapsed or radar arch positions.

CONVERTIBLE TOP FULL CURTAIN SET
All of the side, aft, and front curtains, as well as the walk-thru curtain and bow cover, on boats with walk-thru windshield only and a convertible top. Use of this curtain set provides shelter from the elements on the boat.

CONVERTIBLE TOP PORT SIDE CURTAIN
Port side curtain that attaches to a convertible top.

CONVERTIBLE TOP SIDE CURTAIN SET
Port and starboard curtains that attaches to a convertible top.

CONVERTIBLE TOP STARBOARD SIDE CURTAIN
Starboard side curtain that attaches to a convertible top.

CONVERTIBLE TOP W/BOOT
The fabric portion of a boat top canopy, supported only by a frame, that attaches to the boat walk-thru windshield, including the boot.

CONVERTIBLE TOP/BOOT/FRAME/HARDWARE
All components needed for a complete convertible top that will provide shade and protection from the elements, including mounting hardware.

DECKBOAT COVER
Cover made to protect the deck of a deckboat while moored. Secured with snaps, and is not meant for trailering.

DOUBLE CANOPY COVER
A mooring cover to protect the interior of a pontoon boat with cutouts for bow and aft top mounting brackets. For boats that utilize a double canopy top.

DOUBLE CANOPY UNIT
Consists of a Aft Canopy with zippers, Bow Canopy with zippers, and Bow Frame. They are joined in the center and provides shade and protection to most of the pontoon seating area.

DROP CURTAIN PORT
A curtain that is zippered to the port side at the top to an aft canopy. Used for windbreak enclosures.

DROP CURTAIN SET
Both the port and starboard drop curtains that are zippered at the top to the aft canopy, commonly for a windbreak enclosure.

DROP CURTAIN STARBOARD
A curtain that is zippered to the starboard at the top to an aft canopy. Used for windbreak enclosures.

FISHING ENCLOSURE
An enclosure for a pontoon that provides protection from the elements, with the aft portion of the playpen exposed to allow unobstructed access to the rear fishing deck, the rear fishing chair, and the aft entry platform.

FLAP CLOSURE
An extension of fabric off of the edge of the cover with ½� seam allowance added.

FRONT ENCLOSURE
Only works with a windbreak or as part of a full enclosure, and with no drop curtains.

FULL ENCLOSURE
A pontoon full enclosure encapsules the complete pontoon seating area and provides full protection from the elements, turning the boat into a "camper" on the water. Includes all curtains, tops, frames and hardware required.

FULL ENCLOSURE/AFT CANOPY
All material for a full enclosure without the bow canopy.

FULL ENCLOSURE/AFT CANOPY W/O BOW CANOPY
All material for a full enclosure without the bow canopy.

MOORING COVER
A boat cover that is secured with snaps and supported with poles that provides the cockpit of the boat with protection from weather, dirt, dust and unwanted intrusion, and is not trailerable.

PONTOON COVER
A cover made to protect a pontoon from weather, dirt, dust and other unwanted intrusions, while moored, stored or on the trailer. Secured with snaps and supported with poles and is not trailerable.

PRIVACY ENCLOSURE
Curtain enclosure that forms a small changing room on a pontoon.

ROPE RATCHET COVER
A protective mooring, trailering and storage boat cover that utilizes DOWCO's exclusive rope ratchet fastening system to secure the cover to the boat, eliminating the need for snaps or excessive straps to the trailer.

SITDOWN CONVERTIBLE TOP
Low profile boat top that provides shade and protection to the cockpit of the boat and is attached to the windshield of the boat.

SLANT BOW CURTAIN PORT
Slanted Port curtain of a slant enclosure.

SLANT BOW CURTAIN STARBOARD
Slanted Starboard curtain of a slant enclosure.

SLANT ENCLOSURE
A pontoon full enclosure encapsules the complete pontoon seating area and provides full protection from the elements, turning the boat into a "camper" on the water. The "slant" refers to the slooping front curtains. Includes all curtains, tops, frames and hardware required.

STANDUP CONVERTIBLE TOP
High profile boat top that provides shade and protection to the cockpit of the boat and is attached to the windshield of the boat.

SUNSHADE
Mesh curtain that attaches to the port/starboard of a bimini or canopy top, providing shade to the seating area of the pontoon.

TOP/BOOT/FRAME BIMINI
All material need for a Bimini top less the hardware. (Note: Same as BIMINI TOP/BOOT/FRAME/HARDWARE above)

TRAILERABLE MOORING COVER
Protective boat cover that can be used both while the boat is moored and while the boat is being trailered. Cover is attached to the boat with the use of snaps and/or the rope ratchet system.

WALK THRU CURTAIN
Attaches to the bottom of the walk-thru windshield’s doorway and on the sides to the consoles. Attaches to the deck. Provides closure for the cockpit of the boat.

WINDBREAK ENCLOSURE
A pontoon half enclosure encapsules the aft pontoon seating area and provides full protection from the elements, turning the boat into a "camper" on the water with an open front seating area. Includes all curtains, tops, frames and hardware required.

FRAME UPPR DK
Attaches to the top of the cabin on the sundeck. Has quick release for easy setup and take down.

UPPER CANOPY W/BOOT/FRAME/HARDWARE
Canopy for upper deck of pontoon boat.

PASS THRU CURTAIN
Curtain is mounted on the front of the cabin on a Tracker Party Hut 30. The zippered curtain allows you to walk through to the bow of the boat, but can be closed for privacy and shelter. Includes screen mesh, clear vinyl and fabric panels.

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