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u29460
05-05-2005, 03:57 PM
In retrospect I am thinking there is a downside to putting 1500 pounds in the back of your PS 190. I have been running with a fatseat in the rear for the last season and ½, not really thinking of the drag impact or the entire platform being under water.
This weekend the water resistance won the battle and the 2 eye holes on the platform that the pins go through broke loose.
Luckily for my boarder I was doing a u-turn and the platform completely missed him. However, it was quite scary and unexpected.

And if you were wondering the wooden platform does indeed float.

BriEOD
05-05-2005, 03:58 PM
Holy smokes!! :eek:

BriEOD
05-05-2005, 03:59 PM
Where do you ski in Richmond? On the James? I get up there (Midlothian) a few times a summer.

u29460
05-05-2005, 04:03 PM
Tappahannock, which is in the northern neck off the Rappahannock or the warm side of Lake Anna when it’s really cold. Give me a shout when you are in the area.

BriEOD
05-05-2005, 04:09 PM
I know where Anna is. I'll be up there in June.

east tx skier
05-05-2005, 04:31 PM
Man, that sucks. You might want to chime in on the 209 versus sunsetter thread. They're talking about whether the wedge is a good idea. Just make sure I'm in the bunker when you do. It's getting mighty ugly over there.

BriEOD
05-05-2005, 04:44 PM
Just make sure I'm in the bunker when you do. It's getting mighty ugly over there.

Yeah, so much for a "friendly" conversation.

east tx skier
05-05-2005, 04:49 PM
Sometimes, at work, I'm known to remark, "Oh what I would do given an ounce of authority." Not that I know the answer that that question. I'd probably just post more.

erkoehler
05-05-2005, 05:18 PM
Thats definetly not good. It is nice to know that the platform floats though!

rem_pss308
05-05-2005, 10:28 PM
In retrospect I am thinking there is a downside to putting 1500 pounds in the back of your PS 190. I have been running with a fatseat in the rear for the last season and ½, not really thinking of the drag impact or the entire platform being under water.
This weekend the water resistance won the battle and the 2 eye holes on the platform that the pins go through broke loose.
Luckily for my boarder I was doing a u-turn and the platform completely missed him. However, it was quite scary and unexpected.

And if you were wondering the wooden platform does indeed float.

It was probably from the platform rattling, and bouncing, when submerged. Mine used to make an awful lot of noise when submerged, especially when another boat would cause a wake.

I fixed the problem, by drilling and tapping a 1/4" stainless bolt into the frame of the platform. I tighten it against the bracket on the boat. it keeps it tight with no movement. I dont have pictures. If I get some taken I will post them.

Ryan
05-05-2005, 11:46 PM
Instead of the pins or screws, I use some hefty zip ties to keep the rattle contained. The flex should keep them from snapping unlike fatigued metal.

erkoehler
05-05-2005, 11:48 PM
I would be interested in seeing a snap shot of the bolt remidy that is used.

rem_pss308
05-06-2005, 07:45 AM
I would be interested in seeing a snap shot of the bolt remidy that is used.

I will work on that. I dont have a digital camera. I will try to borrow a friends.

If someone has one, and can take a picture of the whole assembly from the rear, I can show you what I did.

Ski-A-Rees
05-06-2005, 08:26 AM
That really sucks! I think that would have ruined a great day of boating. Do you know what your going to do to fix it?

H2OGirl
05-06-2005, 08:33 AM
Wow that is scarry we run about the same weight in our friends ps 190. We have an 800 lb in the rear and two 250 lb on either side of the engine plus gear and people weight. I'll have to mention this to the boys. His deck does rattle a lot. Good thing no one was hurt.

u29460
05-06-2005, 09:22 AM
That really sucks! I think that would have ruined a great day of boating. Do you know what your going to do to fix it?

I guess I am going to drill 2 new holes…. Or I will ask MYMC the cost of 2 new brackets $$$$$$$

I never noticed any real noise or rattle. There is a pretty tight taper on the input sleeves that keep it all nice and snug. Although I have been known to listen to the tunes pretty loud, so in all honesty I could have been.

rem_pss308
05-06-2005, 10:46 AM
I would be interested in seeing a snap shot of the bolt remidy that is used.

How about a drawing..

erkoehler
05-06-2005, 12:48 PM
That'll do, thanks for the clarification.