View Full Version : Swim platform

08-06-2007, 04:38 PM
I have an 05 outback, my buddy hit my swim platform and cracked the gel coat. How much does this cost to fix? also thinking about getting a different one, maybe even teak. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

08-08-2007, 05:10 PM
I was backing up in my driveway with my wife guiding me to how close I was to the garage - she forgot to tell me to stop. I crunch my platform. I replaced it with teak and love it. Teak cost less than a replacement glass platform.

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08-10-2007, 08:13 PM
i had a crack too. i patched it, then used the touch up paint to paint it. its not perfect but it works and was alot cheaper than buying a new platform.

08-13-2007, 05:28 PM
Is it a big deal to have cracked gelcoat on the platform. Somebody jumped on my platform with their board on and there are some spider cracks on its edge. I assumed that came with the territory?

08-14-2007, 03:01 AM
The gelcoat acts as a barrier, preventing water intrusion.
If you've hit the platform hard enough to cause cracks, I'd be concerned with the condition of the mounts or screws that hold it to the boat.
Hope this helps