Quote Originally Posted by stevep33 View Post
Al, thanks for your input. That lock-washer looks like a good option ... and easy to get out.

Another option ... how 'bout I use my router and rout some "slots" in the platform ... say 3/4" like you get with a teak platform? then I gel-coat the exposed center. Shouldn't get stubbed toes with that.
I think that's a better option than the swiss cheese one

How about just removing the platform and putting it in the boat when the boat is moored? I know it's a bit of a pain but most of us have a longer list of things to do before and after boating.

Quote Originally Posted by beat taco View Post
Do you guys have Allen head pinch bolts at the top of your brackets?
Mine does not. Some guys have added it, worked out for some, not so much for others.