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acornellier
10-27-2009, 06:34 PM
Has anyone had a transom guard installed on the swim platform and does it work?The back of my boat is getting scratched up from my nephews wake board and I heard Mastercraft makes a transom guard.Is it cost effective and is it worth it?

flipper
10-27-2009, 06:45 PM
You can have one made by a teak shop. Quite a few people here have had them made

j2nh
10-27-2009, 06:58 PM
The other alternative is to use 3M Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film. Clear, 12 mils thick and available in various lengths and widths. I use it on the transom (6" width) and also on the gunnels (4") to keep them from scratching. Easy to apply, does not yellow, UV resistant and easy to take off. They primarily use this for "clear bra's" on cars. You can usually find it on ebay.

Thrall
10-27-2009, 07:16 PM
Been thinking about this on the black boat. Transom and gunnels. Just sanded/polished the scuffs out of the old boat. Still have to get the po's scuffs off the new boat. Getting tired of polishing!
I've had the 3M clear bra on 2 trucks now. Holds up well except thin pieces are susceptable to lifting if you hit them the wrong way with a pressure washer.

TMCNo1
10-27-2009, 08:05 PM
They can make you one from their original patterns, http://teakworldenterprises.samsbiz.com/

93Prostar190
10-27-2009, 10:49 PM
On my 2008 PS214 I ordered the one from the factory and it certainly helps ... it won't stop every scuff but it really helps.

On my previous boat, 93 Prostar 190 , I made my own .... I still have the pattern and it worked well.

EarlyriserX9
10-28-2009, 11:37 AM
The Charlotte dealership has a bunch of them in stock. Talk to MYMC and he should be able to hook you up. Their number is 704 525-6660; ask for Carly or Lee

Jerseydave
10-28-2009, 06:33 PM
The Charlotte dealership has a bunch of them in stock. Talk to MYMC and he should be able to hook you up. Their number is 704 525-6660; ask for Carly or Lee

Now if they only made one for the fiberglass platforms to protect the transom. Maybe for....say.....an '05 X-star! :D

I used the 3M clear film....it works well but needs to be replaced again already. I guess this will be a yearly thing for me, but it's better than wet-sanding the transom everytime it gets scratched.

wakesurfer
10-28-2009, 06:52 PM
Thanks for the good options, could anyone post a pic of the teak one they mentioned? thanks

medicmoose
10-29-2009, 01:13 AM
Just ordered mine from Teak World Enterprises...will post pics when it arrives. :)

point1234
10-29-2009, 01:27 AM
I did the 3M on my boat. Pretty good stuff and works really good.

MattsCraft
10-29-2009, 09:15 AM
I use this, works well.

http://www.bakesonline.com/detail.aspx?ID=775http://www.bakesonline.com/detail.aspx?ID=775

scott023
10-29-2009, 10:07 AM
I just had one installed on my teak platform last week. Too bad the season is over.:( I'll try to get pics of it and post them.

oldriver
10-29-2009, 12:25 PM
here is a pic of mine.Most sit flat on the platform,I wanted mine to offer a little more protection.Many thanks to Tommy and the crew at teakword.It works great by the way

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CottagerGreg
10-29-2009, 01:32 PM
I was just going to put a few layers of blk vynil on my boat.... cheaper than 3m stuff and does the job....

mayo93prostar
10-29-2009, 05:16 PM
oldriver, how much did it cost. I may get one for my boat now that I have one kid wakeboarding.

medicmoose
10-29-2009, 10:41 PM
oldriver, how much did it cost. I may get one for my boat now that I have one kid wakeboarding.

The one they are sending me was quoted at $75 plus about $25 for shipping.

oldriver
10-30-2009, 08:20 AM
I bought 2 of them at the time and I think they were 60 bucks(saved on shipping) each,Tommy did not charge me for the blocks and they even put a coat of oil on before shipping.This was a couple years ago so a price change would be expected.But very cheap when you dont see a scrach on that transom

beef
10-30-2009, 09:18 AM
I got one from Teakworld a few years ago & it looks just like oldriver's. Think I paid $90 with shipping. I also used the spacer blocks. They will make the guard work very well for wakeboards.