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ghostrider_2 07-12-2006 7:00 PM

thinking about doing a small mod to my teak deck. It has no hand grips and I was thinking about cutting small (2x) sections into it, but I didn't want to weaken the deck and I am not woodworker. Has anybody made any kind of mods?

bob 07-13-2006 12:48 AM

Dont forget they can hurt as well as help. My wife was getting off the front of the boat, into the water, once and accidentally got a finger under the cleat............... Same would apply in this case as you go to slide off the swim deck, watch your fingers.

trace 07-13-2006 6:40 AM

As long as you stay well within one slat, it shouldn't weaken the structure appreciably. Post a pic of your platform. I suck with a router, so I'd recommend making a template or guide first. <BR> <BR>Bob - YEEOUCH! That had to hurt. Makes me pucker just thinking about it.

mammoth 07-13-2006 11:02 AM

Kenny, take a look at a Calabria platform if you can. Calabria cuts an oval (in profile) groove that is about 1/4" deep, the entire width of the platfrom in the rearmost plank. The groove is about 3/4" forward of the trailing edge of the platform. It seems to work well enough for climbing in or hanging on while swimming around behind the boat. <BR> <BR>It wouldn't take much woodworking skill to clamp down a straight edge and run a router across the platform.

95sn 07-13-2006 3:57 PM

Did this to my previous and current SN, so...9 years no problems. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/345392.jpg" alt="Upload">

ghostrider_2 07-13-2006 10:28 PM

that is exaclty what I was looking at doing but with 2 slots not 4. I was worried about the last board being weakened

95sn 07-14-2006 10:41 AM

Put one hand over one eye. magic, only 2 slots.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0>

enzosurfer 07-14-2006 10:56 AM

doesn't that promote teak surfin? lol

ghostrider_2 07-14-2006 12:39 PM

nope just easier for little ones to get on the deck from in the water. (including lazy people like me LOL)

luchog 07-14-2006 12:57 PM

never really got very clear what are those other two big "pockets" for, the ones on the platform against the transom. any ideas?

bocephus 07-14-2006 1:00 PM

On a Nautique they give access to the lifting rings.

95sn 07-14-2006 1:46 PM

Damn, i always thought they were for binding soap. j/k.

ghostrider_2 07-14-2006 2:13 PM

whats binding soap? I have the new Murray's<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>

trace 07-14-2006 2:16 PM

Why do they put the cups under those lifting rings? (preventing use of transom tiedowns) I've also noticed a cup only on one side on newer CC's lately - ?

bocephus 07-14-2006 3:12 PM

The "cup holders" on the platform are there to help stop CO from coming up from the exhaust (I don't know how effective this is, and I didn't design it, but that is what they are there for). When strapping down the boat to the trailer you are suppose to use the platform bracket per CC, I asked! Sorry Trace I don't understand the last part of your question.

ghostrider_2 07-14-2006 4:10 PM

Hey I'm doing the teak deck cut out right now...

95sn 07-14-2006 4:28 PM


ghostrider_2 07-14-2006 5:11 PM

<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/345869.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>alright done with that , now its back to Home Depot as I am out of poly...

ghostrider_2 07-14-2006 5:13 PM

actually did it with my new Dremel kit (150+) that I got from Home depot for 29.99, they had the new stand with the wrong price so the manager had to honor it, but only 1 kit even thou I knew it was to good to be true I had 2 in my hands.

95sn 07-17-2006 12:13 PM

Looks great.

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