The most economical method of securing a pontoon is also the lightest duty where the gangway is placed into compression to hold the whole structure and the vessel from the land anchor on the shore. This method is suitable for the berthing of small craft in sheltered conditions such as canal estates or lakes. It is also the easiest to install and remove especially if a temporary installation is desired.
The pontoon is positioned by the gangway placed centrally and pivoted at the rear. The gangway starts from a concrete mass land anchor on the shore. Lateral support is gained by the fitting of stainless steel cables attached to the rear corners of the pontoon and the other end to two abutment blocks on the shore in line with the gangway block.
This design also suffers the same issue as a strut with the foreshore impinged by the wires.
The Elite concrete deck pontoon has premium features in:
- 125mm concrete deck
- Solid concrete filled custom aluminium waler
- Custom cast corners for smooth edges with rod holders.
- Rotomoulded services pedestal