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Old 07-09-2014, 10:02 AM   #1
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Swim platform on grand banks 42

Two questions re: Swim Platform on '84 Grand Banks 42:

1. Where to get replacement teak deck slats? (I have one closest to transom deteriorate and fall apart)

2. I'd like to upgrade ladder and platform to allow a scuba diver to exit the water onto boat. Any suggestions on sturdy telescoping ladder (mfr?) and/or design to strengthen platform? new decking material?
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:25 PM   #2
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The slats you have made.

As to the ladder and stronger platform, I extended my platform by a few slats and that made it much more diver friendly. I used a 4 step, wide, fold down style ladder that worked fine as a dive ladder. We just took off and clipped off our rigs to lines hanging off the platform before climbing out.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for reply Capt Bill.
Can you tell me the ladder mfr and model?
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It was the original heavy duty SS ladder that came with the boat. Very sturdy, I believe GB made them. Now that I think about it, it was three steps.

You can see a picture of it here: http://tinyurl.com/n4o8man
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@ shops here in Sarasota that will do the slats and or rebuild it for you let me know if you need information on them
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You shouldn't have to send it out of state to get repaired, extended or even replaced. It's all pretty basic wood work. In fact it's a DIY project for anyone with some fairly basic wood working skills and tools.
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If you have or can make a pattern, any cabinet shop should be capable of making a properly-shaped board.
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