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    We love ours, really adds a lot of functionality to the boat. I had it installed at the yard.

    The wait time increases quickly with spring coming fyi.

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    I've owned platforms from both of the companies based here in Phoenix, and have taken a tour of both facilities. If you're considering one, I'd highly recommend the OTHER company that's not being mentioned in this thread.

    http://swim-platform.com/

    I found their manufacturing details to be better (balsa core, for example, makes it much lighter). I also really like the surface of that one a lot better. It has a "sand" texture while the other has a checker pattern, and the checker pattern is uncomfortable to sit on. Anything on my boat that makes a bikini-clad woman want to put on more clothing is unacceptable!

    So make a careful comparison before you buy.

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  • Guest
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    If I remember right, thats around what I paid for mine last year - worth it for us!

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  • Guest
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    Thanks Madmatt192 for the tips.

    Here is my pricing. http://swimplatforms.com/

    Platform $ 2,195.00

    "P" handles installed $ 274.00 (These are reversible on either side of the ladder) http://easyupswimhandles.com/

    Recessed base on port side $ 50.00 (This is for a stanchion for a grill or whatever)

    Crate $ 125.00

    Freight $ 355.00

    Total $ 2,999.00

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    Gilligan wrote:
    How much does the additional weight affect your ability to get on plane?
    The platform doesn't seem to affect it at all, it only weighs about 100#, the crate is most of the weight. If like me you decide that huge space is good for a 10hp kicker, and a 48 qt cooler full of ice and drinks, camping gear, firewood, and a trampoline, that is where you will notice it a little, and even more when the boat is full of some good sized adults.

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  • Guest
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    About 35 days, including shipping from Arizona to waaay upstate NY

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  • Guest
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    I've been wanting to order one for my 2252 for sometime now. You folks that have already recieved them, how long did it take to come in once you placed your order?

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  • Guest
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    How much does the additional weight affect your ability to get on plane?

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    madmatt192 wrote:
    I installed mine on my 265. heres a few tips. I did mine by myself without any help.

    1. Don't wreck the crate. You will find that the crate stood on edge is almost perfect support for the swimdeck. I only had to shim a fraction here or there, throw a couple cinder blocks or sand bags or something on the edge to help anchor it.

    2. You will need to do just a tiny bit of trimming for a perfect fit. Use a contour marker or a kids drawing compass. Take a little at a time with a rotary file on a cordless drill.

    3. Be sure to use 3M 4200 or 5200 sealant on the strut screws through the hull.

    4. You will have to remove the swim ladder. save the hardware and sell it. The swimplatform deck has a much better ladder, but your old one is better than most boats. Trade it or sell it to someone with a smaller boat, they will appreciate the extra step when climbing out.

    5. When you drill the holes for the through bolts, mark the holes carefully, and spin the drill bit in reverse until you get through the gelcoat. This will keep you from cracking the gelcoat beyond the hole.

    6. Most important, use your eye! You don't need to have your boat exactly level or use any special tools. Eyeball the postiioning against the lines of your boat both ways, if it looks crooked, it is. Adjust it with a jack or wedges until it looks right.

    Good luck, it is not as hard as it sounds, and it's the best thing I ever bought for a boat. Check out Kennedy Products for a slick stainless cooler tie down kit that leaves no hardware on the deck when the cooler is off.
    Thank You, Matt

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  • Guest
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    I installed mine on my 265. heres a few tips. I did mine by myself without any help.

    1. Don't wreck the crate. You will find that the crate stood on edge is almost perfect support for the swimdeck. I only had to shim a fraction here or there, throw a couple cinder blocks or sand bags or something on the edge to help anchor it.

    2. You will need to do just a tiny bit of trimming for a perfect fit. Use a contour marker or a kids drawing compass. Take a little at a time with a rotary file on a cordless drill.

    3. Be sure to use 3M 4200 or 5200 sealant on the strut screws through the hull.

    4. You will have to remove the swim ladder. save the hardware and sell it. The swimplatform deck has a much better ladder, but your old one is better than most boats. Trade it or sell it to someone with a smaller boat, they will appreciate the extra step when climbing out.

    5. When you drill the holes for the through bolts, mark the holes carefully, and spin the drill bit in reverse until you get through the gelcoat. This will keep you from cracking the gelcoat beyond the hole.

    6. Most important, use your eye! You don't need to have your boat exactly level or use any special tools. Eyeball the postiioning against the lines of your boat both ways, if it looks crooked, it is. Adjust it with a jack or wedges until it looks right.

    Good luck, it is not as hard as it sounds, and it's the best thing I ever bought for a boat. Check out Kennedy Products for a slick stainless cooler tie down kit that leaves no hardware on the deck when the cooler is off.

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  • Guest
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    $1778 shipped to NY

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  • Guest
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    Glenncd wrote:
    Just ordered the extended platform and was wondering if anyone had any helpful tips on the install. Thanks in advance.
    What is the rough price for it?

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  • Guest
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    Thanks for the replies and pics. Can't wait. We have talked about the extension for a few years and are excited to be getting it.

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  • Guest
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    I installed one on my 2655 last year. I had my dad and brother help. I used two ladders and some wood shims to get it level. Also the fiberglass that is molded to fit the rear of the boat isnÔÇÖt exact and needs trimmed to fit. Used a dremel to cut it to fit. Test fit is 4 - 5 times for sure, so remove small amounts each test fit. But its not to hard to do, took the 3 of us about 4 hours. Not sure about leaving an inch gap, I left about a quarter inch gap and filled it with calk. Looks really good. I donÔÇÖt get any flex out of mine even with several people standing on it.


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  • Guest
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    I had mine installed by the marina, too, so I don't know too much on how they did it. I did notice that they left the leading edge of the new platform about an inch away from the transom. I wasn't expecting that so I asked them why they did it that way, my concern being that a lot of dirt/debris would collect there. They explained that if they put the leading edge tight against the transom, then it would likely put a lot of stress on the transom (because of flexing and weight as the boat moved through the water) and could start stress crack along the fiberglass. Sounded like a reasonable explanation to me. I have attached a few pictures I took at the time of the leading edge and the support brackets.

    Attached files [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/668734=25852-B-Port Underside.jpg[/img] [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/668734=25851-C-Port Underside 2.jpg[/img] [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/668734=25850-D-Port Top.jpg[/img] [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/668734=25849-E-Midships Top.jpg[/img]

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