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Old    David D (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       06-09-2003, 1:29 PM Reply   
My platform is loose on my MC.
It seems as if the hinges have gotten somewhat bent/worn and I don't throw partys on the platform. It's only got 200 hrs on it and when I have it weighted the exhaust causes the platform to vibrate.
Anyone else's MC have loose platform syndrome?
Old    jpoppa            06-09-2003, 6:52 PM Reply   
Every mastercraft platform I have seen including mine, moves. If we're sitting still the waves will make it move up and down a little bit. I think it's normal though to have a little play in it. Mine's been that way since new so I wouldn't worry about it, just check to make sure your removable pins are in place. My platform was moving a little too much one time and it was because one of the pins had fallen out somehow.
Old    David D (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       06-10-2003, 5:40 AM Reply   
Yeah, I wish it was the pins.
I may have to rig the brackets to secure it because it really is annoying. It will vibrate the hull of the boat at times.
Old    Paul (phat_in_cincy)      Join Date: May 2003       06-10-2003, 7:29 AM Reply   
I second what Jordan said. My X10 platform will bounce when a wave sneaks up from behind. I don't worry about it. If you keep your platform on all the time, perhaps you could rig up some nylon shims to take the play out?
Old    wilson (3puttwilson)      Join Date: Apr 2002       06-10-2003, 7:43 AM Reply   
Same here. My x2 platform moves up and down when waves hit it. It freaked me out at first. I thought we hit a rock or something.
Old    Jeff Reese (jeffr)      Join Date: May 2002       06-10-2003, 8:07 AM Reply   
Yeah my swim platform moves a bit too. I found an easy fix though… add more weight to your boat… if it’s underwater it wont bother you so much.
Old    David D (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       06-10-2003, 8:59 AM Reply   
That's when it vibrates the most. Trust me the sucker is under water big time when we are riding. The exhaust will make it jiggle and it vibrates the frickin boat.
I was thinking shims. Didn't know you could buy nylon shims. That sounds like a good idea.
Old    Fb (fbroen)      Join Date: Apr 2002       06-10-2003, 9:01 AM Reply   
Our old boat's platform had some play in it too. I put a piece of sticky back velcro (just cuz that is what I had at hand) on each side on the bracket and then put the platform back in. The extra material in there kept it in slight tension. No more play or noise when waves hit.
Old    David D (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       06-10-2003, 9:10 AM Reply   
Right on.
Thanks all.
Old    David D (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       06-17-2003, 8:12 AM Reply   
A couple of pieces of waterproof velcro in the brackets kept the platform from moving.
Worked like a charm - easy - cheap.
Thanks Fred.
Old    Fb (fbroen)      Join Date: Apr 2002       06-17-2003, 9:00 AM Reply   
Glad the velcro worked out for you too. Gotta love it when solutions for boats for once are cheap...

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