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MYMC
08-22-2007, 03:18 PM
Hey we have them...at prices that cannot be beat.

#530354 (Wide kit) fits 190/197/209/214/230/245/XS
$259
#530357 (narrow kit) fits 200/215/220
$225

Call to order we are adding to website now (704-525-6660)
or email me mike@mastercraftofcharlotte.com

KnoxX2
08-22-2007, 03:43 PM
Whats in it?

Mike can you post some photos and tell us how hard it is to do?

Diesel
08-22-2007, 03:44 PM
Hey we have them...at prices that cannot be beat.

#530354 (Wide kit) fits 190/197/214/230/245/XS
$259
#530357 (narrow kit) fits 200/215/220
$225

Call to order we are adding to website now (704-525-6660)
or email me mike@mastercraftofcharlotte.com

Either of those fit a 209?

MYMC
08-22-2007, 03:58 PM
Kit is complete...hardware and all, you reuse the thru bolts from your current brackets to mount to boat. I am working on photos now...

MYMC
08-22-2007, 03:59 PM
Either of those fit a 209?
Updated just for you...yes the wide kit will fit the 209!

1boarder
08-22-2007, 04:05 PM
what about an x1. Im tired of picking that heavy platform off and on and hanging it on my wall in my garage.

TMCNo1
08-22-2007, 04:25 PM
Those folding platform brackets are the greatest thing since Maegans purple X-Star!

MYMC
08-22-2007, 04:25 PM
what about an x1. Im tired of picking that heavy platform off and on and hanging it on my wall in my garage.
Nothing that will keep the platform up high like it is...sorry but the bracket for that boat is a stand alone part.

wgwollet
08-22-2007, 04:26 PM
Where are photos?

MYMC
08-22-2007, 04:37 PM
Where are photos?
Here you go...

beatle78
08-22-2007, 05:17 PM
hmmmm..... I like it. Any pics of a kit installed?

Not that it matters but is this a MYMC exclusive designed product or is this an MC developed design?

Mike you rock!

SDAhockey21
08-22-2007, 05:20 PM
What kind of metal is that? Use My X2 SS in salt soooo

H20skeefreek
08-22-2007, 05:32 PM
Mike, what are these dimensions, hole to hole? trying to figure out if they'll fit an '85

Diesel
08-22-2007, 06:30 PM
Updated just for you...yes the wide kit will fit the 209!

I am so in on these. I will shoot you an email when I get a chance. :)

TMCNo1
08-22-2007, 07:08 PM
hmmmm..... I like it. Any pics of a kit installed?

Not that it matters but is this a MYMC exclusive designed product or is this an MC developed design?

Mike you rock!




Here is your answer, it was posted a couple weeks back.
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=383595&postcount=17

EricB
08-22-2007, 07:17 PM
Brackets look substantial and nice. Will they work on an 83 S&S?

TMCNo1
08-22-2007, 07:52 PM
Brackets look substantial and nice. Will they work on an 83 S&S?


Or a 1989 ProStar 190??????????????????????

Diesel
08-22-2007, 08:43 PM
Okay, something just did not look right so when I got home I snapped these pics of my current brackets. They don't look anything like what you posted Mike. Am I missing something?

Mag_Red
08-22-2007, 09:06 PM
Okay, something just did not look right so when I got home I snapped these pics of my current brackets. They don't look anything like what you posted Mike. Am I missing something?Call me crazy, but that looks like a standard removable platform bracket.:confused:

Diesel
08-23-2007, 12:05 AM
You are right but if I am suppose to remove it and replace it with the one Mike posted I don't see how it will work without drilling a couple extra holes and plugging a couple unused holes.

Maristar210
08-23-2007, 12:07 AM
You are right but if I am suppose to remove it and replace it with the one Mike posted I don't see how it will work without drilling a couple extra holes and plugging a couple unused holes.

Oakie's take time to comprehend. ;) :D

MYMC
08-23-2007, 10:37 AM
Okay, something just did not look right so when I got home I snapped these pics of my current brackets. They don't look anything like what you posted Mike. Am I missing something?
You didnt miss anything, your old brackets are just like a 190,197 etc...(slide in) These just replace those and wont "slide" as the platform will pivot. You are more than welcome to order test fit and return if you are not satisfied.

MYMC
08-23-2007, 10:39 AM
hmmmm..... I like it. Any pics of a kit installed?

Not that it matters but is this a MYMC exclusive designed product or is this an MC developed design?

Mike you rock!
I trust you have seen the installed pic by now.

I didn't invent them...these are the same parts used on new 2008 MC's, but our will not say "MasterCraft" on them, that is the only difference...oh and the price.;)

Diesel
08-23-2007, 10:41 AM
You didnt miss anything, your old brackets are just like a 190,197 etc...(slide in) These just replace those and wont "slide" as the platform will pivot. You are more than welcome to order test fit and return if you are not satisfied.

So I will have to drill 4 new holes in the boat? What about the holes that go up vertically in the factory "slide" brackets....just plug them or put the screws back in??

I assumed it was a bolt-on direct replacement for the prior brackets using the same holes. It's really no big deal I just want to know what I am getting into. ;)

Thanks for the offer and I will probably take you up on it. :)

MYMC
08-23-2007, 11:02 AM
So I will have to drill 4 new holes in the boat? What about the holes that go up vertically in the factory "slide" brackets....just plug them or put the screws back in??

I assumed it was a bolt-on direct replacement for the prior brackets using the same holes. It's really no big deal I just want to know what I am getting into. ;)

Thanks for the offer and I will probably take you up on it. :)
The holes on the transom should line up (educated guess since I dont have a 209 here), and you are correct you would need to fill the holes in the vertical.

NeilM
08-23-2007, 11:14 AM
Looks good. When in use, how much "play" is there? On my current setup, the platform brackets have a fair bit of play -- waves cause it to go 'clunk-clunk' all the time as the platform lifts and falls..

Mike, I didn't understand the 'vertical' comment. To me it is the transom holes that are vertical, and the holes in the platform are horizontal (when the platform is in use). what holes would I need to fill for my Maristar 210?

MYMC
08-23-2007, 11:16 AM
Looks good. When in use, how much "play" is there? On my current setup, the platform brackets have a fair bit of play -- waves cause it to go 'clunk-clunk' all the time as the platform lifts and falls..

Mike, I didn't understand the 'vertical' comment. To me it is the transom holes that are vertical, and the holes in the platform are horizontal (when the platform is in use). what holes would I need to fill for my Maristar 210?
I stand corrected...wow and I fly?:confused:

So far we have detected about 1/4 the play as the old system

beatle78
08-23-2007, 11:41 AM
I trust you have seen the installed pic by now.

I didn't invent them...these are the same parts used on new 2008 MC's, but our will not say "MasterCraft" on them, that is the only difference...oh and the price.;)

WOW that's kool!!!

Soooo, what's keeps the platform from crashing down like a dunk tank :)

I just have this vision in my head of a guy stepping on the platform to boot his board on and the platform gives way... hehehehe :D

MYMC
08-23-2007, 11:52 AM
WOW that's kool!!!

Soooo, what's keeps the platform from crashing down like a dunk tank :)

I just have this vision in my head of a guy stepping on the platform to boot his board on and the platform gives way... hehehehe :D
There is a detent machined into the bracket and you still secure it with a pin.

Leroy
08-23-2007, 11:59 AM
That is so neat MYMC!

MYMC
08-23-2007, 03:15 PM
BTW, we do have a salt water version for those interested...it runs about $75 more per kit.

H20skeefreek
08-23-2007, 04:28 PM
Mike, what are these dimensions, hole to hole? trying to figure out if they'll fit an '85
so, what are the measurements on the holes? It almost looks like it might bolt right up.

SDAhockey21
08-23-2007, 04:54 PM
BTW, we do have a salt water version for those interested...it runs about $75 more per kit.


What is this verison?? Stainless?? IF so im sold

TMCNo1
08-23-2007, 05:06 PM
I contacted Eric @ OJ Props early this morning and have since disassembled my platform and brackets, made tracings/drawings along with dimensions for the transom holes, along with pictures I e-mailed to Eric for the 1987 thru 1990 Prostar 190. He may engineer and produce a retro fit kit for older boats later this year or early next year and I tried to get him off to a good start since he did not have a 1987 to 1990 just sitting around waiting to be measured.

KnoxX2
08-23-2007, 05:35 PM
I contacted Eric @ OJ Props early this morning and have since disassembled my platform and brackets, made tracings/drawings along with dimensions for the transom holes, along with pictures I e-mailed to Eric for the 1987 thru 1990 Prostar 190. He may engineer and produce a retro fit kit for older boats later this year or early next year and I tried to get him off to a good start since he did not have a 1987 to 1990 just sitting around waiting to be measured.


Good thinking....... is OJ making these for MC?

MYMC
08-23-2007, 05:51 PM
What is this verison?? Stainless?? IF so im sold
No, it is aluminum hard coated with some...teflon type coating. It has been sitting in salt water for over a year with no corrosion to date.

MYMC
08-23-2007, 05:52 PM
Good thinking....... is OJ making these for MC?
Yes, they are...and for us as well.

MYMC
08-23-2007, 05:52 PM
so, what are the measurements on the holes? It almost looks like it might bolt right up.
I'll assume you saw Harold's post...it would appear as though I no longer need to pursue it.

Diesel
08-23-2007, 06:53 PM
Just bought a set...thanks Mike. :)

I will do a write up one I have a chance to install them. ;)

Diesel
09-04-2007, 10:43 AM
Thanks again Mike.......ordered on Monday had em' in my hands by Friday.;)

Here are a few more pics...........

Diesel
09-04-2007, 10:44 AM
More.......

Diesel
09-04-2007, 10:47 AM
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Diesel
09-04-2007, 10:54 AM
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Diesel
09-04-2007, 10:56 AM
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Diesel
09-04-2007, 11:01 AM
Overall I am really impressed.....well built, simple, nothing to wear out and appear to be very stout. However................

......this install will not be for the timid nor is it a direct replacement for the factory brackets.

On a PS209/X9 it looks like 4 new holes will have to be drilled in the transom. Since the factory brackets have 6 holes and since you cannot use any of them they will have to be filled/patched.

Here is a pic.............

TMCNo1
09-04-2007, 11:03 AM
What a fantastic idea!
I can't wait to see what Eric, OJ PROPS, comes up with for the older MC's.

Diesel
09-04-2007, 11:04 AM
It looks like the two existing horizontal holes in the transom will be covered up by the new bracket but it is these vertical holes which will have to be plugged or patched.

Diesel
09-04-2007, 11:12 AM
After a bit of cipherin' I think I am going to try to have a bracket machined which will mount to the boat utilizing the factory platform bracket holes then mount the new bracket to the "adapter."

I also thought about just drilling four new holes and machining a plate to cover up the vertical holes and still provide some support for the ss tie down u-bolt.

The biggest challenge is going to be alignment. I think I am going to build a jig which will hold the platform in the correct location while the new brackets are drilled. However I wind up doing this, it will definitely take some time and planning............the perfect winter project!

kman
09-07-2007, 03:27 PM
Will these work on a 210/X10?

MYMC
09-07-2007, 04:44 PM
Yes, same bracket as the 230 #530354

MYMC
09-07-2007, 04:45 PM
After a bit of cipherin' I think I am going to try to have a bracket machined which will mount to the boat utilizing the factory platform bracket holes then mount the new bracket to the "adapter."

I also thought about just drilling four new holes and machining a plate to cover up the vertical holes and still provide some support for the ss tie down u-bolt.

The biggest challenge is going to be alignment. I think I am going to build a jig which will hold the platform in the correct location while the new brackets are drilled. However I wind up doing this, it will definitely take some time and planning............the perfect winter project!
Don't know if you saw my post on the other thread, but you can tread the reinforcement plate and then seal the hardware on installation.

yzwiley
09-12-2007, 11:40 AM
Kick azz product. Kick azz thread. Another example of why this forum rocks.

Roonie's
09-12-2007, 12:20 PM
Yep have to post on this thread so I know where to look up this thread in the future.

TOO-TALL
09-12-2007, 01:22 PM
I saw these on a 08 X-2. It worked really well.Awesome idea.

roddydog
09-12-2007, 01:32 PM
I recently ordered a set from Eric @ OJ. They would have been great but the Bracket that attaches to the boat needs to be angled on my 1990 ProStar 190. Also the support arms were too long.

Wondering if you could post the dimensions and let us know if the brackets are angled or not.

TMCNo1
09-12-2007, 01:53 PM
I recently ordered a set from Eric @ OJ. They would have been great but the Bracket that attaches to the boat needs to be angled on my 1990 ProStar 190. Also the support arms were too long.

Wondering if you could post the dimensions and let us know if the brackets are angled or not.
FYI, it may be too late, but Eric @ OJ PROPS is working on some prototypes for the '87 to '90 Prostar 190 from the drawings with tracings/dimensions/pictures that I have sent him, so they will be a direct bolt-on product. You are going to have to do some serious modifications to get the ones you ordered to work. The set you ordered are for the current MC late models specified and the mounting brackets are perpendicular to the transom and do not require either a angled transom bracket or angled platform arm. The '87 to '90 PS 190's have a bowed transom which will require either a angled transom mounting bracket (LH and RH) or the platform arms with a bend in it just off the mounting bracket (LH and RH), at a approx. length of 15.25" long from the transom.

georgea0731
09-13-2007, 12:06 AM
From what I can tell, it appears as if, the 1st set up is good, but if OJ put a top on the bracelet so it would fit exactly like the OEM does then it would be a better set up, especially for installation. Then it would be a "great set up"! In time, may be there would be 2 or 3 versions depending on the boat and be exactly like the original, same holes, same shape, etc.
Thanks OJ and MC for making something available for the older boats!!

georgea0731
09-13-2007, 12:15 AM
After looking at the pictures on the late model boats. What about taking the new bracelet, cut off the wing section and just have the two side pieces that could be bolted directly only the OEM bracelet by using the original pin hole and drilling one other hole (just like the pin hole just higher). I believe the new arm would function in the same way with the same holes and pins. Just a suggestion so that you could leave the OEM bracelet on and only add the 2 pieces, like a sandwich.
I may not explained it very well, but if you use your imagination, I think you could see some possibilities. Product Improvement, less materials needed, thus cheaper to produce over time.
Good luck and thanks again,

Diesel
09-13-2007, 10:40 AM
After looking at the pictures on the late model boats. What about taking the new bracelet, cut off the wing section and just have the two side pieces that could be bolted directly only the OEM bracelet by using the original pin hole and drilling one other hole (just like the pin hole just higher). I believe the new arm would function in the same way with the same holes and pins. Just a suggestion so that you could leave the OEM bracelet on and only add the 2 pieces, like a sandwich.
I may not explained it very well, but if you use your imagination, I think you could see some possibilities. Product Improvement, less materials needed, thus cheaper to produce over time.
Good luck and thanks again,

Don't know if you saw the other thread here (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=19112) but after I really got into the project it doesn't need to be that difficult. Just drill four holes, tap the bottom two, put a couple ss carriage bolts in the unused upper holes, seal up and it's done, solid as a rock.

Can't wait to get the other side done and try it out. Hopefully this weekend.

kjohnson
09-14-2007, 11:00 AM
Has anyone installed these on a 91 PS 190? If yes, what all was invloved?