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jk12647
04-30-2008, 03:11 PM
I own an X-45 with a fibreglass swim platform. I am sick of the rubber insert. It is obviously defective as the material comes off, sticks to your feet, and tracks marks throughout the boat. I contacted Mastercraft last year, and they indicated that they were aware of the problem and replaced the rubber insert with a "new and improved" piece. Well this didn't solve the problem. I am so unhappy, I looked into buying a new teak platform or a teak insert for my current fibreglass platform. Evidently there is no way to install the teak insert into my platform as the depression for the insert is too shallow. Hence, this would mean a $2500 new platform with teak insert...Ouch! The teak replacement platform is also pricey at around $750. After spending over $85,000 for the boat, my 4th MC in 10 years, I am PO'd. Mastercraft isn't very responsive, nor is my dealer.

Any similar experience and suggsted fixes????

Thanks!

flipper
04-30-2008, 03:32 PM
do a search on here. You'll see others have had this problem, and some solutions for it

ttu
04-30-2008, 04:03 PM
i had the same problem with the platform padding when i had my "moomba"(sorry).

anyway i used a product called traxx. bought it from wakejunky.com

after putting the new padding on i NEVER had another problem.

thijs
04-30-2008, 09:40 PM
Teak.....................

mlay
04-30-2008, 10:18 PM
I own an X-45 with a fibreglass swim platform. I am sick of the rubber insert. It is obviously defective as the material comes off, sticks to your feet, and tracks marks throughout the boat. I contacted Mastercraft last year, and they indicated that they were aware of the problem and replaced the rubber insert with a "new and improved" piece. Well this didn't solve the problem. I am so unhappy, I looked into buying a new teak platform or a teak insert for my current fibreglass platform. Evidently there is no way to install the teak insert into my platform as the depression for the insert is too shallow. Hence, this would mean a $2500 new platform with teak insert...Ouch! The teak replacement platform is also pricey at around $750. After spending over $85,000 for the boat, my 4th MC in 10 years, I am PO'd. Mastercraft isn't very responsive, nor is my dealer.

Any similar experience and suggsted fixes????

Thanks!
I agree with ttu, although I have not replaced mine yet, I have done much research and listened to many good folks on this site. I plan on ordering from Airjunky, I also have a fiberglass platform in need of replacement rubber mat and priced neoprene from many sources.
http://airjunky.com/3.htm

mlay
04-30-2008, 11:03 PM
I agree with ttu, although I have not replaced mine yet, I have done much research and listened to many good folks on this site. I plan on ordering from Airjunky, I also have a fiberglass platform in need of replacement rubber mat and priced neoprene from many sources.
http://airjunky.com/3.htm
Sorry, bad link. Try this..
http://airjunky.com/traxxed/

Eagle Lake Rebel
04-30-2008, 11:14 PM
Same problem with my '06 & '07 X30. I don't understand why MC continues to use this mat material.

ShamrockIV
05-01-2008, 01:01 AM
sound like a good time to upgrade to a tesk platform!!! call teakworld in lebanon tn!!!!

badams
05-01-2008, 05:40 PM
I found this by accident online. Looks like it may be a good soluction for your problem. No Slip Gator Grip. http://www.wakejunky.com/

bigmac
05-01-2008, 05:48 PM
I found this by accident too...

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=12402

jraben8
05-02-2008, 11:28 AM
It would be kinda interesting to see the percentage of teak platform owners to fiberglass platforms owners...

bigmac
05-02-2008, 12:21 PM
This always comes up when the issue of the rubber decking is addressed - people post here expressing the point of view that a teak platform is the solution. I appreciate that many of you love the look of a finely oiled teak swim platform, but please be aware that many of us have fiberglass platforms because we...don't....like...teak platforms. Personally, I don't care for the look of it at all-no offense meant. And I would rather have the solvable problem with the rubber decking than the ongoing periodic problem of teak refinishing.

Just my opinion.

badams
05-02-2008, 03:17 PM
This always comes up when the issue of the rubber decking is addressed - people post here expressing the point of view that a teak platform is the solution. I appreciate that many of you love the look of a finely oiled teak swim platform, but please be aware that many of us have fiberglass platforms because we...don't....like...teak platforms. Personally, I don't care for the look of it at all-no offense meant. And I would rather have the solvable problem with the rubber decking than the ongoing periodic problem of teak refinishing.

Just my opinion. I completely agree. I don't have a wood boat so I don't want a wood platform. I have owned two MC's with fiberglass platforms and have not had an issue with the rubber on either one. I guess I've just been lucky.

bbrannon
05-02-2008, 05:14 PM
Call Teak World: http://teakworldenterprises.samsbiz.com/

They might have your Boat's OEM in stock. They will also make you replacement planks for teak damage. Much cheaper than $750 for a new teak.

I had a fiberglass w/rubber and have since gone to teak... best choice I made.

wakeX2wake
05-02-2008, 05:22 PM
honestly?... why would someone do this to teak?... HAROLD... we got a rule 43 of section 25 of chapter 33 violation on our hands here

at least trade w/ someone who wants teak and not their fiberglass

34346

Trent 197
05-02-2008, 06:02 PM
I love my fiberglass platform. No issues with the '08 mat that i can discern.