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Old 06-14-2012, 01:41 AM   #1
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It's been a while since I've last posted on here. I bought and installed me a platform. Took her to the lake his weekend and I can honestly say this is one of the best things I have bought for the boat. No more worries about the kids jumping onto the propeller.




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Old 06-14-2012, 02:00 AM   #2
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:31 PM   #3
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Nice job on the platform. I put one on our 2400scr about two months ago and agree it is the best addition we have done to the boat. Enjoy.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
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Hey DJ63, I was looking at getting the same platform for my 08. Afterlooking at it, it doesn't seem that you can raise the trim all the way up for trailering??? Did you have to make any adjustments for that? I'd hate to raise it for trailering and crack the platform.
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:23 PM   #5
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If you cracked the platform raising the drive all the way, then the platform would essentially be underwater most of the time when the boat is at rest. That appears to be an optical illusion. Next time the boat is in the water and sitting idle, raise the drive all the way and look at how much of the drive is actually out of the water.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:40 AM   #6
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lets see the 64 chevy in the garage!
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:03 PM   #7
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The Drive has plenty of clearance for towing. I think it may be the angel of the picture but I haven’t had any issues. The only thing I have to do and when you buy the platform they send you some spacers that don’t allow the drive to go all the way up. Right now I have to pay attention to the drive when lifting it because the platform sits just a bit lower than what the trim fully lifted allows so if I lift it completely I can actually rip the platform off. They sent me some 1.5 spacers that should take care of it but I won’t put them on for a month or so.

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Old 08-21-2012, 02:29 PM   #8
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That's my 63; she’s a work in progress. I've had her for 12 years now, used to drive her daily until I got the idea to restore her. Once I started taking things off I’d find rust, than I’d remove the rust and find more rust under that, lol. Then with deployments and wife/kids work and until this past March I was going to school full time I didn’t have much free time for anything so she’s been sitting torn apart for a couple of years. I did get a chance last night to start working on her again; the goal is to have her done in the next 3 years.

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Old 08-21-2012, 05:50 PM   #9
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Great, thanks for the reply. That answered my question! I like the Chevy, i'm a car guy as well. I have a fully restored 70 Mustang and just sold my 72 Charger. Happy boating!
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One more question, where did you get the plastic piece that covers the original ladder after being removed?
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:42 AM   #11
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It came with the platform. I asked them about the cover because I didn't want it to just be a hole and they said they make them as well and shipped it with the platform. I only have it laying in place just for the picture. I still have to go get a filler piece to go in the groves because I'm a little worried it will crack with all the playing the kids do while in th water.

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:46 AM   #12
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Oh and the install was fairly simple. I used the kids to carry it to the boat and I used 2x4s and the drive hold it up, took me about 3 hours or so to do it and that was taking my time. Just remember when you drill the holes in the gel coat to start the drill in reverse first, if you go forward you'll chip the heck out of it.
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Sounds great, thanks again. One last question, did you have to ask for the 1.5 spacers or did they come with the platform. Any idea how they work?
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I remember bringing up the subject of the drive hitting the platform and he mentioned the spacers. When the platform arrived the trim spacer kit was in the box of hardware. I haven’t put them on yet but it seems somewhat easy, not saying I will do it myself but I understand how they go. The two cylinders that raise and lower the drive have a screw on cap on the top of each one. Those get removed and the spacer goes in and the cap gets reinstalled. The boat shop told me it would take about an hour to install and I figure it’s easier to pay the hour of labor and faster do get done than it is to do it myself. All the spacer does it limit the travel of the cylinder so it does not fully expand.
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Thank you again for answering my questions, i'm gonna order the platform.
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Is that a Swimplatform.com platform?
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:53 PM   #17
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www.swimplatforms.com

with out the s, it will take you to another company

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One last question, did you use screws to attach the supports to the hull at the bottom? There is no access on the inside of the hull to put a backing plate.
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Yup, they supplied them. It's all wood behind the fiberglass on the spot where they are attached to so they set in pretty good.


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Thanks for posting the pics! Thats really helpful.
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