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02-02-2005, 09:36 PM
How can I fabricate an aluminum swim platform like extreme marine or B-bracket for superboat 24 type transom. Boat is an I/O price quoted by both companies mentioned above is about 1600.00 seems steep any help would be appreciated. thanks vic

02-07-2005, 12:34 AM
what is it holding, just a body or two occationally or being used as a bracket to hold the engine in an OB conversion???

if it is just a swim step with boarding ladder $1600 is STEEP meterials isnt that much...and there isnt that much labor building a triangular frame and then finishing the top with what you want to cover wether it be flat aluminum sheet or diamond or what ever.

02-07-2005, 06:21 PM
It is holding me and the kids, the boat is a performance I/O, with thru transom exhaust, just trying to make more family friendly. The price from B-bracket and extreme marine are for tubular full platforms with powder coating. Can I make this on my own or do companies sell parts that I can just have soldered and coated at a local custom shop were I live? thanks vic

02-07-2005, 08:01 PM
swimstep should be around 500 or so and you could install it your self to save the instalation labor.. even a flat step with a down brace is EASY to setup the complicated thiongs start when there needs to be a hunge for the drive to raise up fully, but if the step is mounted high enough there is no need for a hinge. get some 6061 1/2"X 18 wide plate Aluminum and have some slots cut in to it for drainage and to look cool and then get some 6061 3/4" round tubing to build the mounting brackets. weld the brackets to the step and use 3/8" through bolts with backing plates to attache the step to the hull..... JUST AN IDEA

here is another idea, mass produced under $1000

REX MARINE (http://www.rexmar.com/page33.html)

Billet steps for $995

02-07-2005, 09:17 PM
Nick thanks I am going to price out some material, the steps are also nice. vic

02-13-2005, 12:45 AM
I Have A White Fiberglass Swim Plateform That Has A Step To A Flat Round Surface. I Will Sell It To You For 300.00 Plus You Pay Freight. This Came Off A 2004 Cobalt 250 Ski Boat. All You Would Have To Make Is Mounting Brackets. If Your Interested I Can E Mail Pics And Tell You More About It.

Brandon 9364436090

02-13-2005, 04:28 PM
Left you a message then looked on cobalt website nice platform, but It won't fit I need one of those aluminum or glass platforms that mount high over the thru hull exhaust. thanks vic

Tom Foley
10-03-2006, 05:32 PM
Contact me tomorrow I may be able to help you out as we manufacture this type of equipment . Thanks , Tom 727-457-8253 .