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Swim Platform Boarding Platform Ideas?

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Swim Platform Boarding Platform Ideas?

Postby Sadey » October 6th, 2018, 11:05 am

Looking to make a boarding platform from the dock to my swim platform on my 356. Dock and platform almost even. I see aluminum ones for $1500 but figure I could make one for less. Doesn’t need to be aluminum.
Thank you for the help!

Dave & Trina

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Re: Swim Platform Boarding Platform Ideas?

Postby buster53 » October 6th, 2018, 8:34 pm

I have a 356 as well and keep the swim platform about 6-10 inches from the dock. No need for anything else.
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Re: Swim Platform Boarding Platform Ideas?

Postby Sadey » October 6th, 2018, 10:11 pm

Our dock has a 45 degree angle at the stern of the boat which prevents getting that close at the furthest aft stern. I would like to board at the stern straight from the dock not port or starboard side stern.
Thank you for the help!

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Re: Swim Platform Boarding Platform Ideas?

Postby bud37 » October 6th, 2018, 10:18 pm

Check out some pics of boats from Europe....seems they are stern in a lot and have all sorts of gang planks etc for boarding.....maybe you could get an idea from that if that is what you are looking for...... :beergood:
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Re: Swim Platform Boarding Platform Ideas?

Postby SplashyLady » October 10th, 2018, 3:50 pm

Check this out - 850# wheelchair ramp with rails for $449:

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Re: Swim Platform Boarding Platform Ideas?

Postby Sadey » October 10th, 2018, 8:19 pm

That might just be the ticket thank you!
Thank you for the help!

Dave & Trina

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