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07-27-2011, 02:22 PM #61Banned
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- Clermont, Fl
not all platforms have this issue.
but...presonally speaking, yes. it is worth a hassle to have a nice soft pad on the swim deck.
i bet it would be rare that someone who has experienced a thick seadek pad would remove it to go teak
07-27-2011, 03:36 PM #62
07-27-2011, 04:22 PM #63
Do NOT drop a flat washer in there as you may have a really hard time getting the platform off!
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07-27-2011, 04:25 PM #64
07-27-2011, 07:48 PM #65Senior Member
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- Oct 2007
- Panama City Florida
I will keep my beautiful teak! And not admit that I am old and it might hurt my knees! And the kids don't care!
As far as the problem this issue has been on this board for years! And no one with a teak deck has complained. I believe it is because the teak deck is flat on the bottom without a lip and probably doesn't experience strumming as it passes throught the water or any other water induced vibration that might cause things to loosen up and wear some.
But I will not comment on this anymore as I am happy with what I got and you guy don't mind shimming the stuff.
In other words Teak is now just for us old timers that appreciate the beauty of the wood and just make their kids suffer.
07-28-2011, 08:10 AM #66
Thanks Al that helped!Kraig - 2010 Outback V
07-28-2011, 06:23 PM #6709 21v LAUNCH
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07-29-2011, 02:45 AM #68Al
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08-09-2011, 07:01 PM #69
I like your idea Al. I tried this a few weekends back, and did actually put a flat washer in first. Obviously, that dropped in most of the way, then the top of the bracket got the lock washer. This got ride of the slop, but the flat washer down in the brackets made the swim deck nearly permanent. We had to reef on the thing for a while before we could get it out.
I like the tin shims, , but also worry about removing the platform after a day. Might be another pain.
I also tried the toilet shims this past Friday. Worked GREAT! Until about halfway thru the day, then they fell out somewhere... I didn't break them off at all once jammed into the gap, so that might have been the major issue.
I look forward to any other options that may pop up, and might try that ductwork shim idea...2015 Supra SC400
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08-16-2011, 03:49 PM #70
I spoke with Heidi at Atlanta Marine and had her price out the 2011 Swim Platform brackets; they are surprisingly inexpensive, and I plan to order a set. I don't want to post the price here as I don't know the rules with dealers on that, but I'll say that replacing the bracket on the transom and the platform for both sides should cost less than 10 cases of Miller Lite.2013 Outback V