Thread: Swim Platform
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Old 06-14-2016, 05:57 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Daddyo View Post
I built a new bigger one for our boat a couple of years ago. I used Ipe, screws and epoxy. The stuff looks like teak, is much stronger and much cheaper. It's hell to bend however.
I agree with the others. Nice job on that swim step. Looks great. I love the appearance of what to me is the classic teak swim step. I have always liked them since I was a kid. However, I would never want to maintain one because mine would be weathered out to that pale gray instead of the lovely varnished teak look of those classic, boathouse kept, "cabin cruisers" of my youth.

You got the best of both worlds!

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