How to protect pontoon from discoloration from the sun?

brkncly

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What do you guys use to protect your pontoons from the harmful UV rays from the sun. Anything that will help the discoloration or condition the pontoon so it doesn't dry up and start cracking? Any suggestions or advice would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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From my reading and experience, 303 is my choice of protectant. You can get it at most marinas and boat dealers.
(Orvis used to supply a wet-wipe packet of it with their fly lines at one time.)
 

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I never did anything to mine but I also stored them out of the sun. They saw sun while in use but not during the in-betweens. Still have my FishCat Cougar but the toons are hanging in my shop indoors.
 

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I only use mine on cloudy days.

All kidding aside, I lived in Central Oregon for over 20 years, so my pontoon has seen a lot of sun. I store mine inside, and I have noticed no issues with drying or cracking, although the color has certainly faded.
 
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