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Swim Platform

Postby Randy » Thu May 26, 2011 11:46 pm

I am looking for an extended swim platform for a 232 Interceptor
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Postby buyfire » Fri May 27, 2011 10:55 am

me too.

www.swimplatforms.com

i'm not willing to spend $1400 though. i'm considering making one using taco marine plywood but am a little scared it won't turn out as well as i'd like. :roll:
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Postby osuinco » Fri May 27, 2011 11:36 am

Personally, I do not get the whole draw of the swim platform, but I am sure that is just me. My 232 has about a 20 inch deep "seat" all the way across that suits me just fine. If I want to lay down, I get an air mattress and jump in the lake. Would rather do that than haul an extra 50-100 lbs. all day.

But anyway, in regard to the marine plywood comment. Why use marine plywood? There are dozens of places on the internet that will sell you honeycombed fiberglass, honeycombed kevlar, or solid sheets of fiberglass, all in varying thicknesses. If you are willing to tackle this type of job and have the skill to do it with plywood, might as well get a wet-use product from the start.
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Postby Dshow » Fri May 27, 2011 12:20 pm

Unless you can make it look very nice, it might look like a piece of plywood someone has bolted to the back of their nice looking boat... If you ever try to sell your boat, I don't see that as something that would enhance the value.

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Postby m_snow » Fri May 27, 2011 7:56 pm

I LOVE my swim platform. And, I just bought a piece of Hydroturf to dress it up. If my boat didn't have one, I'd make one, or buy one aftermarket, (or call Caravelle to sell me one?)

Forever more, my boats will have a swim platform, and the bigger the better.

It's like a patio on your house. Or, a house without a patio.
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Postby AndrewT » Fri May 27, 2011 11:59 pm

m_snow wrote:I LOVE my swim platform. And, I just bought a piece of Hydroturf to dress it up. If my boat didn't have one, I'd make one, or buy one aftermarket, (or call Caravelle to sell me one?)

Forever more, my boats will have a swim platform, and the bigger the better.

It's like a patio on your house. Or, a house without a patio.

M_Snow agree with you 100% it makes it a bigger boat mine is only a 212,
and we really appreciate the extra space , especially when wakeboarding :D
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Postby Dshow » Sat May 28, 2011 8:13 am

I agree, I have a 212 and I sure would like the extra space. The only thing holding me back is having to buy a new cover as well...
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Postby buyfire » Sat May 28, 2011 10:21 am

OK guys, i'm not THAT cheap. :lol: if you look it up, you'll see it's not a wood product. it's PVC sheet material. the same stuff our seat bases are made from. i'd use 3/4" sheet & double up & router the edges.

http://www.tacomarine.com/cat--Marine-L ... umber.html
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Postby m_snow » Sat May 28, 2011 12:45 pm

Thats good stuff. Then stick on a traction mat to make it look GOOD.

http://hydroturf.com/products/Surf_Trac ... Hydro-Turf

And a drop down ladder too?
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Postby Kimmel » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:33 pm

Main buying points on the used Caravelle we bought: for me, swim platform. For wife, snap out carpets.

This is our first boat and we really enjoy the swim platform.
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Postby pogosrsf » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:56 am

I could've went with or without one when we bought ours, but I don't get to make those decisions. My wife said we had to have one with a platform, so that's what I bought. :D
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Postby dancaravelle267 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:24 am

We have a huge molded platform and love it!! We hang out back there all the time!
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Postby bwgoodwin » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:40 am

i am envious of swim platforms, i would love one. when hanging out off the back, by the time you put a cooler back there and one person there is not anymore room

went to the boat show friday and the new montereys' have huge beautiful built in swim platforms
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Re: Swim Platform

Postby brightFish81 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:14 pm

I'm looking at possibly getting a swim platform for my 04 176. The only thing I've seen online that looks decent is from swimplatforms.com, but it'd cost me $1500 after shipping.

Anyone else find one cheaper?
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Re: Swim Platform

Postby buyfire » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:46 am

brightFish81 wrote:I'm looking at possibly getting a swim platform for my 04 176. The only thing I've seen online that looks decent is from swimplatforms.com, but it'd cost me $1500 after shipping.

Anyone else find one cheaper?



They make a great looking platform. You may find one a couple hundred cheaper, but would you be happy with what you end up with?
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