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Old 08-24-2011, 06:52 AM   #1
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Swim Platform Replacement

Is there a company out there that makes* "off the shelf" swim platforms? What I mean by that is ,a company that you can order a replacement for a particular year and type of trawler without having it having to be custom made. Being down here I would have to have one shipped to me. Im getting ready to put the MISS on the hard before I head to the Rio Dulce and Im collecting all the pieces for the bottom job. I would like to put the under water lights on her as well. I told my Wife they are to attract fish but I think they just look very cool. Any one have an opinion on any brand? I was leaning towards the platform mounted ones just because I hate putting more holes in her bottom. Thanks BB
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:38 AM   #2
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Is there a company out there that makes* "off the shelf" swim platforms? Yes...Google Swim Steps and Swim Platforms.

What I mean by that is ,a company that you can order a replacement for a particular year and type of trawler without having it having to be custom made.

Not that I know of and I spent considerable time looking for one.*

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Since I had to have a custom made, I really shopped. Prices in San Diego ranged from $3.9K-$9.5K mounted. The yard that did my work bought one (to my template) in Wilksbarre, PA and it is beautiful! (Mounted price $4K and they would not tell me what they paid.)
You might try these guys:* Butler Marine Systems - Catalog










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RE: Swim Platform Replacement

That is a beautiful thing. I wonder if my old company,Teak Decking Systems built it? BB
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I just ammended my previous post after googling Wilksbarre, Teak.

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Thanks Ill look at it.BB
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:22 AM   #6
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Hello BB. I am new to the forum & have read your request with interest. Not sure if it's of help but I purchased a Marine Trader 39 in 2009 & the swimming platform was in need of repair. I approached a specialist Fibre Glass manufacturer in the Costa del Sol Spain, & between us we designed a GRP platform.

Unfortunately I haven,t worked out how to download pictures to the forum as yet, but have a look at my website www.tripsailor.com/Carlina & some pictures on there show you what we acheived. Incidently anybody able to help with how I can download pictures. Sorry a bit new to this computer lark.




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