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Old 06-02-2005, 02:17 PM
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Do you think $1700.00 is to much money for the tubular swim platforms like extreme marine sells? My wife want me to get one, but I think the price is a little much. How much would you pay for one? Is there anyone else out there making these?

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Old 06-02-2005, 02:23 PM
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That price is just about right....ones and a while i see them used for 1k
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Old 06-05-2005, 09:32 PM
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I got danas on my eliminator and it will be last dana product I buy.
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:42 PM
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I could not justify $1600 for the platform then shipping and extra $ for a ladder. I decided to design my own and have an old friend weld it up for me. He has a small machine shop business and is an excellent TIG welder. I did not want to add any holes below the waterline so I made some plates to mount to the trim tab mounting harware. It came out really nice. I bought a stainless telescoping ladder to mount underneath. The only thing left to do is have it powdercoated. I can't post pictures on this site, but if anyone is interested I can email you some pictures.

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Old 06-06-2005, 01:15 PM
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I could not justify $1600 for the platform then shipping and extra $ for a ladder. I decided to design my own and have an old friend weld it up for me. He has a small machine shop business and is an excellent TIG welder. I did not want to add any holes below the waterline so I made some plates to mount to the trim tab mounting harware. It came out really nice. I bought a stainless telescoping ladder to mount underneath. The only thing left to do is have it powdercoated. I can't post pictures on this site, but if anyone is interested I can email you some pictures.

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Old 06-06-2005, 02:46 PM
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I can help.. e-mail me @ [email protected]... tried to P/M you but it won't take...
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Old 06-06-2005, 10:51 PM
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Please email me pics at [email protected] I need one also
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Old 06-07-2005, 06:06 AM
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I had Extreme Marine build me one for my 28' Checkmate. The tubes are too close together. I cant get my fingers with a towel inbetween to clean the rungs. I also have to be very careful when walking on it, if I have shoes on. The powder coat is not a very tough surface. My friend has the plastic one.. sure doesnt look as nice, but sure does work much better than mine. I would reconsider if function is high on the list.. Sometimes plastic is the ticket..
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Old 06-07-2005, 06:20 AM
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Here's a swim platform I made using Starboard for my SR357 Formula--I like the look and the placement at waterline versus up by ob rubrail.
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Old 06-07-2005, 08:54 AM
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Mr Gadgets,

I am considering having the top surface of mine coated with the stuff they spray bedliners with. I think they make it in different colors now. The other option is the 3M grip tape. Scrab3dmc used the bedliner like material on his and it looks really nice.

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