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    Modifying teak swim deck for Capri 1950-gctid376613

    I took the original swim platform off the transom and am getting ready to set up a used teak deck. the problem is that this teak deck is straight across while the Capri has a slightly angled transom. I have a couple of options the way I see it: mount the deck at the angle and cut the deck to allow a closer but still not flush fit to the transom or mount it right above where the 270 leg goes to the full upright position and there is a flat spot that extends along the midpoint of the transom there. Either way I will still have an angle between the ends of the deck and the transom, one bigger than the other. I can try to post some pictures this evening.

    Has anyone converted one of these decks for the Capri and what worked for you? Pics would be helpful too.

    I have two SS struts and would need to buy 2 more plus the L brackets to install the deck, or buy 4 of the L brackets that have the diagonal supports

    which would be better?

    thanks

    Joe

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    Here are pics of the swim deck. I want to cut out 2.5 in. in the center between the markers in the pic so that the platform will sit closer to the transom due to the wide V angle of the transom. it still won't be flush to the transom due to the angle but it will be closer if I cut it. Any ideas are welcome!

    Joe

    Attached files [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/680296=27112-deck1.jpg[/img] [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/680296=27113-deck2.jpg[/img]

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      #3
      Good thing I mocked up the platform in cardboard and made that cut. I found out that it didn't really make any difference at all in how close the platform sits on the transom. I never was much good at geometry in highschool!

      Now my idea is just to mount it as it is right below the V on the transom. I think I will need to buy two more struts and 4 new L brackets, maybe 8"x4".

      Joe

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        #4
        Any ideas or advice on this project?

        Would love it if someone has a picture of a full swim platform added to a Bayliner Capri.

        Joe

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          #5
          Visited a WestMarine store today and consulted with them. Looks like I will buy their 3 step over the top ladder a decent enough price even with shipping to me. They don't carry the platform brackets but I can find them easy enough online, just they are expensive for what they are!

          Joe

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            #6
            Anybody ever use these L brackets, SS, 12 degree, 6x12 " from DanaMarine Products?

            http://www.danamarineproducts.com/Pr...7-89045cac34d8

            Price is fantastic, about 1/3 of the cost of the AFI manufactured brackets I have seen elsewhere.

            Joe

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              #7
              Waiting for the brackets to come from DanaMarine and the swim ladder from Jamestown Distributors. In the meantime I got the boat all waxed, did my spring commissioning chores, and completed a few minor cosmetic projects rejuvenating some teak onboard. I will post some pics of the finished product with the new swimdeck and ladder.

              Joe

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                #8
                Waiting for the delivery of the brackets from DanaMarine and the ladder from Jamestown Distributors. In the meantime I did the spring commissioning chores, spruced up the interior a bit renewing some teakwood onboard, and gave it a full cleaning/waxing of the hull. Will post some pics of the finished swimplatform and ladder. Joe

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