Topside deck mounts are mounted through the deck, showing an E-Z mounting plate that is visible topside, whereas the Universal underside mount that comes with each solution kit is completely hidden from sight.
Be aware that ALL pontoon anchoring solution kits (Retractable and Hinged) comes with the Universal Deck Mount already. This is an alternative mounting option that must be ordered in addition to the kit.
E-Z Anchor Puller Manufacturing Company has identified the growing desire of pontoon boat owners to have an automated anchoring solution much like a windlass but pontoon boats all have the same common problem of no chain fall distance into a rope locker.
A drum anchor winch is the only viable alternative, but existing above deck mounted drum anchor winch solutions are cheap, plastic, unsightly tripping hazards with the anchor line & bow roller and they prevent the boater from un-obstructed use of the deck. They can be in the way when trailering or moving with a forklift and they don’t offer integration with the boat’s helm controls.
E-Z Anchor Puller has designed The HERO drum anchor winch pontoon anchoring system, a below deck solution available for any brand and any length pontoon boat, it simply and quickly mounts to the underside of the deck out of the way.