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Old 08-18-2022, 01:47 PM   #1
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Swim Platform Replacement

Need to replace the original swim platform on my 2004 Mainship 400. Any suggestions on where to get one would be helpful. Also would like a longer ladder. Maybe 4 or 5 steps rather than the usual 3 steps. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-18-2022, 02:29 PM   #2
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I recommend Butler Marine Products:
https://butlermarine.com/


He did a fantastic job on a new platform for my boat, and I couldn't be more pleased.
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We had a swim platform extension made for our Formula. It is 63Ē fore and aft. Really nice. Donít know if they make one for your boat or not. Swimplatforms.com
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Old 08-18-2022, 07:41 PM   #4
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Here's a source for replacement swim platforms I had investigated. Wound up selling the boat before I got around to replacing the platform so can't attest to the actual final product. But they were helpful working on a design and cost estimate.

https://beachfiber.com/
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Need to replace the original swim platform on my 2004 Mainship 400. Any suggestions on where to get one would be helpful. Also would like a longer ladder. Maybe 4 or 5 steps rather than the usual 3 steps. Attachment 131281

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Curious what you ended up doing. I am needing to do same on MS 430.
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Curious what you ended up doing. I am needing to do same on MS 430.


Will be replacing within a platform made by Beacomber.

https://beachfiber.com/
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Will be replacing within a platform made by Beacomber.

https://beachfiber.com/
If you donít mind sharing, what was the cost for the Beachcomber swim platform for this particular boat and did that include new supports, or are you able to use the original supports? I repaired my swim platform, but Iím not entirely happy with how it turned out.
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Will be replacing within a platform made by Beacomber.

https://beachfiber.com/


Thx. I sent a quote request to them
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Old 09-18-2022, 10:16 AM   #9
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Can't help you with swim step replacement... I'm confident you will resolve that issue.

However... you can build your own large swim ladder that fastenens onto swim step.

Best Luck!
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If you donít mind sharing, what was the cost for the Beachcomber swim platform for this particular boat and did that include new supports, or are you able to use the original supports? I repaired my swim platform, but Iím not entirely happy with how it turned out.


I believe the cost is $8,000 to me through my Yard. That includes the 4 stainless steel brackets and a 4-step stainless ladder.
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Here is an update on the photo of Black Dog with the black dog on the new swim platform.
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Here is an update on the photo of Black Dog with the black dog on the new swim platform.
Your speedy newer boar come with that swim step? If not what is the general cost to add that big of a fun flat area aon transom?
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It came with a fairly large builtin platform but we wanted the larger one. The new one is 63Ē fore and aft. It cost about $4,800 with shipping from Phoenix to Michigan. My wife and I installed it so there wasnít any labor costs. Radar loves his new platformÖ
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It came with a fairly large builtin platform but we wanted the larger one. The new one is 63” fore and aft. It cost about $4,800 with shipping from Phoenix to Michigan. My wife and I installed it so there wasn’t any labor costs. Radar loves his new platform…
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That seems a very understandable cost for that good of a looking product, and with shipping too. Did you need to have plans drawn to have it built... or... was that boat already on their computer program, you simply needed to chose its dimensions?

You surely knocked off a big extra cost by having your wife install it for you - jus kidden! Sorta... lol
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That seems a very understandable cost for that good of a looking product, and with shipping too. Did you need to have plans drawn to have it built... or... was that boat already on their computer program, you simply needed to chose its dimensions?

You surely knocked off a big extra cost by having your wife install it for you - jus kidden! Sorta... lol
They had a mold for our boat. We had to do a bit of minor grinding on it to get it fitting just right but overall very nice product. She is pretty helpful when I am working on the boatÖ
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I believe the cost is $8,000 to me through my Yard. That includes the 4 stainless steel brackets and a 4-step stainless ladder.

Thank you. Good to know. I think Iíll try to like mine for a little while longer. LOL. Iím pulling all the coolers and servicing them, together with hoses, gaskets, seals, etc. this year while Iím still in the hurricane storage....and a rack adjustment. Maybe Iíll do the platform in a couple more years.
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I believe the cost is $8,000 to me through my Yard. That includes the 4 stainless steel brackets and a 4-step stainless ladder.

Forgot to mention, please post photos if you can of the install and finished job. Iíd like to see Beachcomers SS brackets for that platform. Thanks.
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Dave did you install railing across the outer aft of the swim platform??

General question about swim platform: Why are they installed so they drag through the water when underway??
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Looking at photo on post # 11.

Is the large swim step layered over the orig swim step? Have you photos of the support structure and fastening agenda for that large a platform?
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General question about swim platform: Why are they installed so they drag through the water when underway??

Many aren't, but on some of the more partying / hang-out oriented boats with large platforms, the designers would rather have the platform low to the water than have it never drag. My platform never hits the water, but it's only 20 inches long and the lowest part of it is 6" above the fully loaded waterline.
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