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    Modified swim platform for kicker-gctid827619



    I own a trophy 2352 and the kicker is swimstep mounted. The problem was the kicker was so far back the tiller was almost useless. The previous owner said he once had the coast guard ask him to return to his vessel because he'd sit backwards on the transom with his feet on the step basically back wards . I've only owned the boat a couple weeks and ever time I looked at it it bothered me. So rather than go to a 3/4 step or drilling more holes in the boat for a transom mount I took matters into my own hands, and yes I did my measurements to make sure kicker and tiller would go lock to lock and not hit.


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    #2
    Nice job, I went to an electric remote to control the kicker.
    Slightly modified 2859 6.5 Diesel Bravo III X drive
    96 Dodge 5.9 5 speed Gear vender OD.

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      #3
      when a person can do that quality of work, there is no reason to change to a 3/4 swimdeck and then have to bolt a motor bracket on to the boat... nice glass work!


      NU LIBERTE'
      Salem, OR

      1989 Bayliner 2556 Convertible
      5.7 OMC Cobra - 15.5x11 prop
      N2K equipped throughout..
      2014 Ram 3500 crew cab, 6.7 Cummins
      2007 M-3705 SLC weekend warrior, 5th wheel
      '04 Polaris Sportsman 700 -- '05 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO
      Heavy Equipment Repair and Specialty Welding

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        #4
        Wow, that looks great! I was thinking of putting a kicker on my 2858... and spotted the 3/4 swim platform option mentioned above in my local marina, on another 2858. But I like yours way better....

        Here's the one I saw... it's still decent as far as I can see...




        Tyson, Ackerley, Sidney & Gene
        Tsawwassen, BC
        1996 2858 Ciera Command Bridge - "Island Passport"
        Mercruiser 7.4L (GEN. V) GM 454 V-8; Engine Serial 0F603347
        BRAVO III retrofit
        Home Marina: Tillicum Bay Marina, Sechelt Inlet, BC

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          #5
          Thanks guys I'll post more pics once the gelcoat finally kicks and I get it mounted.

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            #6
            "spreck" post=827707 wrote:
            Thanks guys I'll post more pics once the gelcoat finally kicks and I get it mounted.
            get a heater on it for a speedy cure. dont let it freeze if its still green.


            NU LIBERTE'
            Salem, OR

            1989 Bayliner 2556 Convertible
            5.7 OMC Cobra - 15.5x11 prop
            N2K equipped throughout..
            2014 Ram 3500 crew cab, 6.7 Cummins
            2007 M-3705 SLC weekend warrior, 5th wheel
            '04 Polaris Sportsman 700 -- '05 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO
            Heavy Equipment Repair and Specialty Welding

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              #7
              Her it is completed and mounted. Could have came back a touch more , but then my predrilled bolt holes would not have lined up....lol. Got it back a foot or so. Plus had a spud added to the new kicker bracket the transfers load to the transom. Oh and I used a heat gun to reshape the rubrail to fit the new curves.


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