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mattgettel 02-12-2010 9:03 AM

I have a 1990 Supra Sunsetter and the back of the boat angles toward the back of the boat. This combined with the fact that the swim platform is relatively short makes it a pain to get out of the water. The platform now has what I am going to call "quick disconnect" brackets on it. I am thinking about making my own platform out of some sort of material and making it a little longer. Any ideas?

polarbill 02-12-2010 9:18 AM

What about making it out of a couple pieces of 3/4 or 1/2 inch OSB or other plywood glued/screwed together? Then have it linexed. You could make it pretty much any shape or size you wanted then. You would also be able to use your current bracket.

bcail 02-12-2010 9:53 AM

I made one out of teak, that I got off of ebay.

benjaminp 02-12-2010 10:16 AM

There have been a couple good threads on this, try a search.

ajholt7 02-12-2010 10:28 AM

Check wake9.com

nick_in_ssp 02-12-2010 5:20 PM

I did one early last spring out of regular plywood. I first put on a couple coats of fiberglass resin then put on the cheap bed liner in a can that you put on with a roller. After one season not a single problem, just as good and solid as any other one I have been on. The only thing I need to do is touch up some spots on the back edge where you slide off the platform with your board. I did a write up on this before also. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/774834.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/774835.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/774836.jpg" alt="Upload">

nick_in_ssp 02-12-2010 5:24 PM

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02-13-2010 7:10 AM

Dang, nice work Nick. That platform looks great.

maxx_wake 02-13-2010 2:24 PM

I made a platform for my 91 SunSport. I used a single sheet of 1-1/8 plywood and covered it with several coats of epoxy resin. Then I painted it and added gator grip to the top. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by maxx_wake on February 13, 2010)

maxx_wake 02-13-2010 2:32 PM

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maxx_wake 02-13-2010 2:34 PM

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nick_in_ssp 02-13-2010 5:53 PM

That looks very good also. Where did you get the 1 1/8" plywood?

wakemikey 02-13-2010 6:18 PM

What up Chris sure that lady sure has been lookin nice for you lately you must be treating her right!

mattgettel 02-14-2010 1:27 PM

great input guys. I appreciate all the help!

maxx_wake 02-14-2010 3:34 PM

My dad had a big stack of the stuff that was left over from one of his construction jobs. It was tongue and groove so I think they were using it for some kind of sub floor. <BR> <BR>Unfortunately I think the old 91 SunSport probably isnt as nice now as it looks in those pictures. I sold it about a year and a half ago to a couple of guys and last I heard they ran it aground and needed a crane to get it out. Anyways, I am now on SunSport number three. She is a 97 with fuel injection and no wood construction which were the main reasons I upgraded. Of course I had to add the obligatory upgrades like tower, ballast system and perfect pass. :P <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/775009.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by maxx_wake on February 14, 2010)

snowboardcorey 02-15-2010 6:24 AM

I built one out of cedar for my old Nautique. I don't have any photos but it was pretty solid, the cedar held up well in the water.

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