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Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-11-2006, 11:11 AM
MarkP needs a new swim platform ladies and gentlemen. And he needs our help to decide what to do! SO what better to do than start a poll!:D all pictures and suggestions are welcome, please post them! Marks ears are open! :) Thanks in advance!

betsy&david Harrison
08-11-2006, 11:12 AM
I vote for the classic teak swim platform anytime

MarkP
08-11-2006, 11:14 AM
I vote for the classic teak swim platform anytimeI have the 93..
So Iím looking at old or new style??

playtherapy
08-11-2006, 11:15 AM
I have the 93..
So Iím looking at old or new style??

Teak! Is there any other kind?

MarkP
08-11-2006, 11:22 AM
Come on ump you cant fly.http://www.ourladieslounge.com/forums/images/smilies/superhero.gif.
This is what I asked of ump..


MarkP is going to make a new Teak Platform for his boat.. Whatís the best look, IYO? (Photographs Welcome). And thanks for your participationÖ..


1 Original

2 New style

3 Something in-between

Leroy
08-11-2006, 11:23 AM
Dare I ask.......What happened to the old one?

I like the look of teak, but fiberglass would be nice for no maintenance!

Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-11-2006, 11:23 AM
:o Sorry Mark, I guess I mis interpreted your PM. :o Didnt mean to goof up.....Sorry:o

Leroy
08-11-2006, 11:25 AM
1 Original I like this look but it hurts my knees

2 New style this feels best!

3 Something in-between

What's this a vote within a vote?

betsy&david Harrison
08-11-2006, 11:29 AM
I still vote for the ORIGINAL TEAK

How come UMP isn't setting up a regular poll on this? I have no clue how to post a poll or I'd do it

jkski
08-11-2006, 11:29 AM
Dare I ask.......What happened to the old one?

I like the look of teak, but fiberglass would be nice for no maintenance!

Just a thought for you....
I have been a teak guy forever and always will be, but if you don't take care of it, well, we've all seen what happens. I used to oil my platform just about every 2 times out and that kept it looking nice, but the thing also stayed pretty slippery. Just this year, I got talked into trying a product called "Teakworks" and I have been thrilled. Basically, it's like a stain of sorts, but it never fades, turns black or anything. It is brushed on and holds-up great and you can go back and simply touch-up any spots that may come along with use, without having to redo the whole platform.
My platform sits in the sun all day everyday and gets used everyday and it looks great. Normally by now I would have sanded and reworked my platform several times,

MarkP
08-11-2006, 11:32 AM
:o Sorry Mark, I guess I mis interpreted your PM. :o Didnt mean to goof up.....Sorry:o
Thatís alright ump.. Must have been ahttp://www.glocktalk.com/images/smilies/blondmoment.gif
Looks like this will be fun though..

MarkP
08-11-2006, 11:41 AM
Dare I ask.......What happened to the old one?

I like the look of teak, but fiberglass would be nice for no maintenance!
The old one is, well, old.. One of my slats cracked near an imperfection in the wood. I have repaired the bad spot but I want a new one.
I like both the new and old look and have always preferred the stock look on any vehicle. That being said, I think Iím trying to talk myself into making the new style for my boat..

Leroy
08-11-2006, 11:42 AM
To bad they don't have a fiberglass that looks like the classic!

Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-11-2006, 12:13 PM
My vote is to build one out of marine plywood, wil a steel subframe, then coat it with Rhino lining, or something like that. that would be one tuff beast! decent looking too if it were colormatched.

MarkP
08-11-2006, 12:40 PM
My vote is to build one out of marine plywood, wil a steel subframe, then coat it with Rhino lining, or something like that. that would be one tuff beast! decent looking too if it were colormatched.
Whats the matter?? You Pi$$ed about that Blonde comment??

ski_king
08-11-2006, 01:12 PM
Mark, I will give you $10.00 for the old one.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-11-2006, 01:28 PM
Whats the matter?? You Pi$$ed about that Blonde comment??

NO8p I have been busy at work here. I have many blonde moments! My girlfreind calls me "the blonde" or "Blondie" all the time. She says I am an airhead.

Its all good Mark!:D Rock on my brutha!!!:cool:

MarkP
08-11-2006, 02:53 PM
NO8p I have been busy at work here. I have many blonde moments! My girlfreind calls me "the blonde" or "Blondie" all the time. She says I am an airhead.

Its all good Mark!:D Rock on my brutha!!!:cool:
LMAO
Not sure that info should have been put out for public consumption..

jbfootin
08-11-2006, 03:00 PM
I like the looks of the molded fiberglass, but I hear they nick easily...Stay with teak!

ski_king
08-11-2006, 03:00 PM
NO8p I have been busy at work here. I have many blonde moments! My girlfreind calls me "the blonde" or "Blondie" all the time. She says I am an airhead.

Its all good Mark!:D Rock on my brutha!!!:cool:
Thats funny that dosn't show on here at all.:rolleyes:

Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-11-2006, 04:32 PM
Hey, I cant help it if I am an R tard sometimes! My girlfriend says its caused by the chemicals I use to bleach my hair. She says they seep into my brain and make me dummer every time I bleach it......:rolleyes:

thijs
08-11-2006, 04:54 PM
I dunno MarkP, I guess the question really is this: "Do you want a reason to escape everone just to spend some more time with your true love (boat) to oil your teak, or do you want (take a moment to scoff)....maintenance free?"

I choose teak. If you will take a newbies input.

Leroy
08-11-2006, 05:39 PM
OK, you're saying it! I never expected this :D on the MarkP platform thread!

NO8p I have been busy at work here. I have many blonde moments! My girlfreind calls me "the blonde" or "Blondie" all the time. She says I am an airhead.

Its all good Mark!:D Rock on my brutha!!!:cool:

Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-11-2006, 05:41 PM
OK, you're saying it! I never expected this :D on the MarkP platform thread!
Hey, I cant help it Leroy, I gotta speak the truth. It is what it is man!:)

Leroy
08-11-2006, 06:13 PM
You famous rock stars are all the same :)

Hey, I cant help it Leroy, I gotta speak the truth. It is what it is man!:)

betsy&david Harrison
08-11-2006, 06:30 PM
"Do you want a reason to escape everone just to spend some more time with your true love (boat) to oil your teak" Easy answer.."YES!" B

Hoosier Bob
08-11-2006, 08:04 PM
Clear 1 inch plexiglass! Underneath have your picture affixed looking up at whomever is admiring your new platform! :D

Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-11-2006, 08:21 PM
Clear 1 inch plexiglass! Underneath have your picture affixed looking up at whomever is admiring your new platform! :D
WOW Hoosier, your back in the saddle arent you!:uglyhamme

Hoosier Bob
08-11-2006, 08:43 PM
More like multi-adjustable office chair!:D

TMCNo1
08-11-2006, 08:46 PM
Clear 1 inch plexiglass! Underneath have your picture affixed looking up at whomever is admiring your new platform! :D



HB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He reappearith, yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D 8p :)

Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-11-2006, 08:50 PM
More like multi-adjustable office chair!:D
Your always so practical!:rolleyes:

TMCNo1
08-11-2006, 08:53 PM
MarkP needs a new swim platform ladies and gentlemen. And he needs our help to decide what to do! SO what better to do than start a poll!:D all pictures and suggestions are welcome, please post them! Marks ears are open! :) Thanks in advance!


TEAK, Teak, teak, teaKAll 4 kinds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MarkP
08-11-2006, 09:08 PM
TEAK, Teak, teak, teaKAll 4 kinds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Actually
There was never a Question about that. UMP went blonde on me..

The Q should have been Stock (90’s version) Or solid (like the new ones)


Thanks again Hump!:rolleyes: !

TMCNo1
08-11-2006, 09:29 PM
[QUOTE=MarkP][SIZE=2]
UMP went blonde on me..

QUOTE]
What, has UMP been using Teak Brightener on his head again?:D

Only his teak refinisher knows for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rolleyes:

Hoosier Bob
08-11-2006, 09:43 PM
So no plexiglass?:( They both look awesome but I may be partial to solid.
Actually
There was never a Question about that. UMP went blonde on me..

The Q should have been Stock (90’s version) Or solid (like the new ones)


Thanks again Hump!:rolleyes: !

WTRSK1R
08-11-2006, 10:49 PM
I love the platform on my 2004! My ski buddies refer to it as a dance hall since it is so big, and the fact that it is solid not only reduces maintenence effort, I expect it will keep my feet warmer as we head into October and November skiing.

Steve

jimmer2880
08-12-2006, 11:56 AM
Old style.... I like being able to wrap my fingers around the slats.

herringtech
08-12-2006, 12:16 PM
Teak is the only way to go!

Check out the one I built for my 98 PS 205

thijs
08-12-2006, 01:47 PM
(shipping our teak to herringtech to restore)

Workin' 4 Toys
08-12-2006, 05:03 PM
Thanks again Hump!:rolleyes: !

THAT'S what I'm talkin' 'bout!!!!
Fiberglass or plastic what's the difference.....:rolleyes: Teak all the way...

Leroy
08-12-2006, 05:10 PM
With several can size holes cut in it!!!

Clear 1 inch plexiglass! Underneath have your picture affixed looking up at whomever is admiring your new platform! :D

jimmer2880
08-14-2006, 05:59 PM
Nice work. How soon can you do mine? :D

Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-14-2006, 06:17 PM
Do you want pictures of Hoosier bob on it?;)

MarkP
08-16-2006, 09:30 AM
Thanks for all of the input guys!!
Can a brother get some good photos a newer ďsolidĒ type of platform? I think thatís the way Iím leaning and am starting to work on the design..

MarkP
08-18-2006, 11:04 PM
OK,
Donít worry about it.. Iím wingin it..

ski_king
08-18-2006, 11:37 PM
Here are a couple of picturres.
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=221546&postcount=1

MarkP
08-21-2006, 10:05 AM
Here are a couple of picturres.
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=221546&postcount=1
Thanks Denny
Went with it.. 4 hand holes instead of two though. Can anyone shed some light on the reasoning for closing/covering the holes from the under side??

east tx skier
08-21-2006, 10:33 AM
Nice work, Mark. Did you match the dimensions of your old platform or did you go larger. Is there much of a weight difference between that one and your old platform?

Ric
08-21-2006, 10:36 AM
cool, looks like you have a great shop and plenty of help!

ski_king
08-21-2006, 11:01 AM
Looks great Mark, now get that oiled up!




Can anyone shed some light on the reasoning for closing/covering the holes from the under side??

My guess to make it impossible to get a good enough grip to teak surf.

MarkP
08-21-2006, 11:02 AM
Thanks Ric, for some reason she likes to sand stuff..
Its actually only 8 lbs over so I can just run with a gallon and a half less gas;) Same size (within an 1/8Ē)

Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-21-2006, 11:16 AM
WOW, nice job Mark. :)

east tx skier
08-21-2006, 11:32 AM
Don't you run that thing almost empty anyway? ;)

Again, top notch work (even without the notches).

bcampbe7
08-21-2006, 12:30 PM
Looking good Mark!
When are you going to start selling them?

MarkP
08-21-2006, 02:06 PM
Funny you should mention ďnotchesĒ Iíve been kicking around the Idea of adding notches so I can strap the boat to the trailer more easily. (in the platform between the transom)
Thanks bc. A labor of love at this point. That Teak stuff is so expensive you would need to get better than 350 to make it worth the trouble.. Fun project, Iíd do it again..

ski_king
08-21-2006, 02:23 PM
Did you buy the teak locally?

M-Funf
08-21-2006, 03:16 PM
Did you buy the teak locally?

Ditto...where did you get the wood? I'm having trouble sourcing Teak locally...

Nice work! Looking forward to seeing pictures of that on your boat...

I'm thinking about making a teak deck for the back of my '76 to replace the glass one. I'd also like to put it on sturdier/removable brackets...

MarkP
08-21-2006, 03:50 PM
I got the wood from a guy that I met on ebay. Locally, I do have a source, (West Elizabeth Lumber), but they donít have a large stock of any one exotic and that made it hard.

I cant wait to get it in the water and use it up!! I do have a handful of shots from the Build but no shots in the water yet..
That 76 would be an easy build..

M-Funf
08-21-2006, 03:54 PM
That 76 would be an easy build..

Yeah, seems pretty simple. I'd also like to buy some removable brackets for it. Found some online (boatwoodwork.com) for about $95. It's a tilt-down removal design, which I think might be easier than a slide-up version.

My current platform is a bit flimsy, and I get nervous when two people are back there. I think beefing it up and going teak would be a good upgrade since I'll be replacing brackets anyway...

mpm32
08-21-2006, 04:11 PM
You can also get brackets at www.alloymarine.com.

Looking at the ones on boatwoodwork, they look to be made by alloy marine.

Leroy
08-21-2006, 05:08 PM
Like this???

I have more if you need. Looks like you are done :D

MarkP
08-21-2006, 05:34 PM
Thanks Leroy...

MasterCrafting
08-21-2006, 06:18 PM
TEAK!!!! but you have to take care of it...

Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-22-2006, 11:50 AM
ya know mark, if I knew you were such a good carpenter, I might have let you build me a waterski. Heck, you already have the monza there, you could have just copied the shape. that material stuff is all smoke and mirrors anyway.....;)