View Full Version : Swim Platfrm Bracket repair '85SS
07-24-2006, 05:32 PM
Promised I would post pics of the 2 piece brackets that came stock on my boat.Never have seen them on this vintage boat.Fresh from the powder coater.Brackets had pulled out from the transom so I did a complete repair job,cutting the floors up,backing plates and repairing all the glass.Lots of work but happy I don't have to worry about the platform pulling out ever again!Hope this helps someone with their SS.
07-24-2006, 05:36 PM
New stainless backing plates with nuts welded on!
07-24-2006, 05:40 PM
Stringers reglassed and foam work done!
07-24-2006, 05:50 PM
Gel coat work done ready for the gas tank to go back in.
07-24-2006, 05:57 PM
Promised I would post pics of the 2 piece brackets that came stock on my boat.Never have seen them on this vintage boat.Fresh from the powder coater.
Those brackets are what is on our '89 known as the "Optional Removable Platform Brackets". They had the base block that stayed permanently mounted and sealed to the transom with 4 bolts and then you took 2 bolts out of each bracket to remove the brackets and platform as one piece.They were optional on 1989 and 1990, then the slide in, clip to hold became std. in 1991. A dealer or someone apparently retrofitted your boat with the later base blocks and brackets.
07-24-2006, 06:01 PM
My friend bought this boat brand new.These were the brackets that came with the boat.Don't know how they ended up there but I know they are original.I will say I do like them,easy to take the platform off for winter storage or cleaning the transom.
07-24-2006, 06:05 PM
A tip you may find useful on any platform bracket to platform connection, apply quality vinyl electrical tape on the entire surface of the bracket where it contacts the wood and the tape will prevent the platform from rubbing and or sticking to the powder coated brackets. The first time I treated our platform with teak oil and reinstalled it to the brackets, the platform stuck to the brackets and when I removed it, the teak oil had adhered to the powder coating and had pulled the teak oil finish off the platform.
07-24-2006, 06:07 PM
Good idea I try that when I remove it this fall.