When you want to add style and elegance to your houseboat you can get a party top for it. Once you have it installed in your boat it is guaranteed that you can enjoy your deck to the fullest. A deck that is bare will hardly be any fun when the sun is too hot or when it starts raining a little bit. You need to start running for cover right away. When you have a party top however you need not worry about any of that because it will cover your deck. You can have it ordered to cover the whole of our top deck. Once you have a party top on your boat you will see some dimensions to it that you never knew would be possible.
Here are some of the qualities of the best houseboat party tops:
1. It should be made of the highest quality canvas possible. Since the party top would be exposed to the elements the canvas that it’s made of should be of the highest quality so it can last and be used for a long time. You do not want something that tear away with a strong wind or would deteriorate right away.
2. The frame that you have for your top should be strong and sturdy. Not only should it be able to hold up the weight of the canvas covering but it should be able to withstand winds and rains buffeting it.
3. It should have a frame that would be easy to assemble and should have no complicated parts to use. You should be able to put it up and then to take it down with out any problems.That should be one of the leading qualities that you ought to look for in a party top.
One problem that some houseboat owners have encountered with their canvas party tops is that it can be a little too hot when the sun is shining down on it. Although direct sunlight is being shielded off the heat under the cover can rise making it a little uncomfortable under the cover. Also water from rain might leak from the cover if the downpour is really heavy. Here is a solution to this problem. You can use a white tarp to take care of the heat and the leak. All you have to do is to place the tarp to overlap the entire length of the underside fabric. It would go beautifully with your fabric top since the tarp is all white. You just have to secure the tarp to make sure that it would not get blown away and that it covers the entire length.
There are some websites that offer to customize a party top for you without seeing your boat. All you have to do is to send them some information about your vessel. You just have to tell the following:
1. The brand or make of your boat.
2. Whether your boat is a wide body or does it have a walkway.
3. The width of your houseboat in feet.