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Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-12-2006, 7:00 PM Reply   
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?
Old     (bob)      Join Date: Feb 2001       07-13-2006, 12:48 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       07-13-2006, 6:40 AM Reply   
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.

Bob - YEEOUCH! That had to hurt. Makes me pucker just thinking about it.
Old     (mammoth)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-13-2006, 11:02 AM Reply   
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.

It wouldn't take much woodworking skill to clamp down a straight edge and run a router across the platform.
Old     (95sn)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-13-2006, 3:57 PM Reply   
Did this to my previous and current SN, so...9 years no problems.
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-13-2006, 10:28 PM Reply   
that is exaclty what I was looking at doing but with 2 slots not 4. I was worried about the last board being weakened
Old     (95sn)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-14-2006, 10:41 AM Reply   
Put one hand over one eye. magic, only 2 slots.
Old     (enzosurfer)      Join Date: Jun 2006       07-14-2006, 10:56 AM Reply   
doesn't that promote teak surfin? lol
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-14-2006, 12:39 PM Reply   
nope just easier for little ones to get on the deck from in the water. (including lazy people like me LOL)
Old     (luchog)      Join Date: Jun 2002       07-14-2006, 12:57 PM Reply   
never really got very clear what are those other two big "pockets" for, the ones on the platform against the transom. any ideas?
Old    bocephus            07-14-2006, 1:00 PM Reply   
On a Nautique they give access to the lifting rings.
Old     (95sn)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-14-2006, 1:46 PM Reply   
Damn, i always thought they were for binding soap. j/k.
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-14-2006, 2:13 PM Reply   
whats binding soap? I have the new Murray's
Old     (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       07-14-2006, 2:16 PM Reply   
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 - ?
Old    bocephus            07-14-2006, 3:12 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-14-2006, 4:10 PM Reply   
Hey I'm doing the teak deck cut out right now...
Old     (95sn)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-14-2006, 4:28 PM Reply   
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-14-2006, 5:11 PM Reply   

alright done with that , now its back to Home Depot as I am out of poly...
Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-14-2006, 5:13 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (95sn)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-17-2006, 12:13 PM Reply   
Looks great.


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