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    Swim Platform Extension

    I'm looking into a swim platform extension upgrade for my 2003 Bayliner 245. I've done some research, including existing BOC posts on the subject, and it looks like Swim Platforms Inc. has a good product at a reasonable price. Just curious if anyone has feedback on a swim platform extension and Swim Platforms Inc. or any other sources.

    Here are a few pic's provided by Swim Platforms Inc.
    2003 Bayliner 245
    2007 Sedona F21

    #2
    There are two companies that sound alike.
    Some here have said one brand was good the other not so good. Carlos was one of them. Maybe contact him and see if he remembers.
    http://www.swimplatforms.com/
    http://www.swim-platform.com/
    Boatless at this time

    A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including their life."

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      #3
      Thanks!

      I think I found the Carlos post. He claims the swim-platform.com is a better product.

      I also found a 3rd source http://swimplatformsuperstore.com/ out ofCommerce City CO
      2003 Bayliner 245
      2007 Sedona F21

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        #4
        The one with the dash in the name I thought went belly up. One of the photos has Carlos' boat in it, "weekend office." The non-dash company is alive and well. The owner keeps a 40' Sea Ray at Sunset Aquatic Marina in Huntington Harbor. We've visited with him a few times, and he makes an excellent product. A couple friends, one here in Havasu, have that non-dash product, and they love it. They look great, and you should be able to install it yourself, with a 30 pack and a couple friends.
        Jeff & Tara (And Ginger too)
        Lake Havasu City, AZ
        |
        Current: 2008 Playcraft 2400 MCM 350 Mag B3
        2000 Bayliner 3388 Cummins 4bta 250s (SOLD 2020)
        2000 Bayliner 2858 MCM 7.4 MPI B3 (SOLD 2018)
        2007 Bayliner 305 MCM twin 350 Mag B3s (SOLD 2012)
        2008 Bayliner 289 MCM 350 Mag Sea Core B3 (SOLD 2009)
        And 12 others...
        In memory of Shadow, the best boat dog ever. Rest in peace, girl. 7-2-10

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        • Douggy
          Douggy commented
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          Thanks! I did get a quote from them and it's pretty reasonable.

        #5
        Remove the stock platform and have someone build a custom aluminum platform for you. A good fab shop. I have a 4ft extended platform on my 2859. Got it powdercoated to match the boat.
        Doug
        1995 2859 -extensively rebuilt/restored 2016/17
        496 big block - Bravo ll leg
        The Doghouse
        Prince George BC

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        • Douggy
          Douggy commented
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          Thanks
          The 245 does not have a removable platform. It has a swim step which is part of the hull.

        #6
        Doug
        1995 2859 -extensively rebuilt/restored 2016/17
        496 big block - Bravo ll leg
        The Doghouse
        Prince George BC

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        • builderdude
          builderdude commented
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          Sketch, That's one serious "swim platform", could probably land a massive halibut from it. What'd she cost to powder coat?

        #7
        Originally posted by Jeffw View Post
        The one with the dash in the name I thought went belly up. One of the photos has Carlos' boat in it, "weekend office." The non-dash company is alive and well. The owner keeps a 40' Sea Ray at Sunset Aquatic Marina in Huntington Harbor. We've visited with him a few times, and he makes an excellent product. A couple friends, one here in Havasu, have that non-dash product, and they love it. They look great, and you should be able to install it yourself, with a 30 pack and a couple friends.
        Their site is still up... Weekend Office is Carlos's old boat? Where are all the babes in bikinis?
        Boatless at this time

        A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including their life."

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        • Jeffw
          Jeffw commented
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          Yep, they didn't want naked pics in their ads. Called the numbers, no good.

        #8
        That explains why they didn't return a quote.
        2003 Bayliner 245
        2007 Sedona F21

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          #9
          I bought and did a DIY install on a Swimplatforms inc on my 285 last spring. First class operation and product and money well spent!!!
          2004 Bayliner 285 350 MPI Bravo III
          2007 Bayliner 192 Discovery 3.0 135HP (sold)
          2000 Ciera 2455 sold
          Redmond, Washington
          The one on the Left (Wet) Coast

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          • Douggy
            Douggy commented
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            Thanks! Look's good on a 285

          #10
          Didnt realize that Douggy! Sorry!
          Doug
          1995 2859 -extensively rebuilt/restored 2016/17
          496 big block - Bravo ll leg
          The Doghouse
          Prince George BC

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            #11
            Sorry Dave thats not actually my boat in the pic. Just something to show the custom platform. Here is mine right now. In the spring im going to have the railings and built in cleaning table made alot like the pic i posted. I did have it powder coated for 300 can.
            Doug
            1995 2859 -extensively rebuilt/restored 2016/17
            496 big block - Bravo ll leg
            The Doghouse
            Prince George BC

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              #12
              Sketch, the 245 is totally different than your boat's stern, more similar to my 285 with a molded in swim platform that is not removable.

              Mike
              2004 Bayliner 285 350 MPI Bravo III
              2007 Bayliner 192 Discovery 3.0 135HP (sold)
              2000 Ciera 2455 sold
              Redmond, Washington
              The one on the Left (Wet) Coast

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                #13
                I guess thats good and bad. The molded in platform looks alot nicer but if you want to make a bigger one its not so easy!
                Doug
                1995 2859 -extensively rebuilt/restored 2016/17
                496 big block - Bravo ll leg
                The Doghouse
                Prince George BC

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                  #14
                  It will be the single best thing you have ever done to your boat, and you will wonder why you havent done it already!!! especially on the ciera cruisers, the deck is really small, especially when bbq'ing or relaxing in the sun. i used swimplatforms.com as they have the bayliner deck diamond mould so its looks like its supposed to be there.
                  2005 285SB. Couple mods, large stereo, lots of batteries, extended platform with Staple with BBQ and tender. Underwater LED's, enhanced lighting... penned in Pier21 on airberth.

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                  • Douggy
                    Douggy commented
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                    Look's good! I think I'm going with swimplatforms.com

                  #15
                  When boat builders changed to the swim grid mould as part of the hull they could count that as boat length, the bolt on doesn't count.
                  1994 2859, volvo kad 42 230hp Dawson CK. BC

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