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W8kOrSnow
07-19-2006, 06:02 PM
Hello,

I've got a 2001 205V with the fiberglass platform. With no ballast, my platform is an inch or two under the water, when I sack it down, it is 6 - 8 inches under water making it a pain to put the board on, lube is washed away, you slide off the sundeck, etc. etc. My friend has a 2004 X-2 and his teak platform sits much higher. Did they make "taller" brackets in later years and is it just a matter of ordering 2004 X-2 swim platform brackets and changing them out?

I've attached a few pics, one being mine the blue prostar, a 2004 X-2 and a 2006 X-1. See where the platform is in comparison with the tow rings on the back.

Any information and or part numbers to buy would be most helpful. Also, a place to order as my local MC shop never returns phone calls and never has any staff to answer questions or look things up even if I make the 25 mile drive to stand in line.

Thanks in advance,
Gordon

1st time poster, long time reader.

http://www.houseofhelms.com/wake/205V.jpg

http://www.houseofhelms.com/wake/x-2.jpg

http://www.houseofhelms.com/wake/x-1.jpg

east tx skier
07-19-2006, 06:25 PM
Welcome, Gordon. Sorry I don't have an answer for you. Do you have some measurements of your brackets? Maybe that would help someone with a newer boat make a comparison. Good luck.

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W8kOrSnow
07-19-2006, 08:42 PM
East TX,

Thanks for the welcome, I'll measure the existing brackets this weekend when I head out to where the boat is stored.

Gordon

mitch
07-20-2006, 10:58 AM
I have a 2000 PS205 DD and after adding a custom ballast system my platform was always in the water. I added taller brackets from a (I think) 2003 205V and they're much taller. I just measured my old one and it's 5 3/4"

That measurement is from the bottom of the V part that slides into the bracket (that's mounted on the boat) to the top of that part, which would be the where the bottom of the platform rests. If your's is the same, you can get a taller one. If it's taller than that, I believe you have the tall one. Good luck and PM me if you need addt'l info.

jrhollow
07-20-2006, 11:09 AM
I love the sticker on the back of the x1 "@SS GAS OR GRASS NO ONE RIDES FOR FREE"

W8kOrSnow
09-13-2006, 09:14 PM
Well, ended up ordering a pair of brackets from an '04 x-2 and they are about 4 to 4.5 inches taller. If you're having this problem that is the fix. I'll post pics when I get it finished.

beatle78
09-13-2006, 10:27 PM
thanks W8kOrSnow! We just started talking about this in this thread a few days ago. I JUST bought a 2001 205V with the SAME problem!!!

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=11759

etakk7
09-14-2006, 10:29 AM
WakeorSnow, could you please tell me the part # as well as what you paid for the brackets? do you plan to slide them into the old supports?