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    My wife is putting on the pressure for me to install one of the small Swim Platforms with the little one step ladder. Wondering what some experiences are regarding these as well as what is considered a good brand?
    Bill Moore[br]Eden, North Carolina[br]\'81 Mako 21 Center Console

  • #2
    These guys have a descent price on a stainless/starboard platform:

    http://www.fpmarine.com/

    Look under platforms.
    Artie Sutherland[br]Rude Attitude -\'76 Mako 25 CC. - SOLD[br]1976 Mako 21[br]2002 Yellowfin 31 - 300 hp Suzukis[br]Gulf Coast, Mississippi[br]

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    • #3
      I would avoid the swim platforms with starboard -- when wet it's slick as all he--. In stead, get one with a teak platform -- it'll have traction even when wet. I just clean mine twice a year with 2-part cleaner and don't worry about it the rest of the year.

      Prop Blast
      Prop Blast[br]Mako 224, F225[br]Tampa, FL

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      • #4
        The fpmarine has the style I'm looking for. The only question is can the handrail that loops up to the transome be reversed from what is pictured? It needs to be a left hand rail to mount on that side of the boat. Nothing for it to mount to on the right because of the splashwell.
        Bill Moore[br]Eden, North Carolina[br]\'81 Mako 21 Center Console

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        • #5
          I have a port side Teak & Stainless unit. I'll sell it for $35 + shipping.

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          • #6
            Warthog, if he doesn't take it I will as long as it will fit my 224. Don
            Don Flowers[br]Port Lavaca, Tx.[br]Mako 224 1985 \"Godspeed\"[br]Yamaha 175

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            • #7
              OK let me know.

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              • #8
                If Shag and Don don't want it I'll buy it and make it fit.
                \'81 21\' CC Mako[br]Beaufort, NC

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                • #9
                  Shagndj I'm waiting on word from you.

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                  • #10
                    wart, how hard are those things to install? Should I avoid putting anything over the cover to my trim tab cartridges?
                    [br]1992 Mako 241[br]2000 Yamaha 150 HPDI\'s[br]Holden Beach, NC

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                    • #11
                      There not bad, but I go the extra mile to overbore the core of the transom and fill it. Then redrill the hole. This keep's water away from the wood core. I thru bolt with a backing plate. These thing's can get a lot of weight hanging on them.

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                      • #12
                        Warthog, You're on! What's the next move?
                        Bill Moore[br]Eden, North Carolina[br]\'81 Mako 21 Center Console

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                        • #13
                          Explain what you mean by over-boring the core and filling. I Think I follow you, but what do you fill with and how much do you overbore?
                          Bill Moore[br]Eden, North Carolina[br]\'81 Mako 21 Center Console

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                          • #14
                            quote:


                            Originally posted by Shagndj


                            Explain what you mean by over-boring the core and filling. I Think I follow you, but what do you fill with and how much do you overbore?



                            I knew if I didn't go into the exact detail's, someone would ask. HeHe

                            The best way to install something like this is to follow these instruction's. Use epoxy/cabisol as your glue.

                            http://bertram31.com/proj/tips/sleeving.htm

                            I use it no matter if it's a composite core or wood core. It keep's water away from the wood core and keep's from crushing a composite core.

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                            • #15
                              Good Information. Thanks Warthog5! And Thanks to the Bertram 31 site as well.
                              Bill Moore[br]Eden, North Carolina[br]\'81 Mako 21 Center Console

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