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83SuperSlot
05-19-2010, 11:29 AM
Hey guys, I am trying to find out what the weight limit is on the factory swim platform on my '83. I stand on it and I am about 160 and it has a little flex in it.. I'm nervous to have some of my friends who are over 200 on it.. I am looking into getting teak but I am hoping you guys can help.

THANKS!! :D :D :D

Sidewinder
05-19-2010, 12:32 PM
Hey 83SuperSlot,

I'm 250+ and didn't have any issues with the fiberglass and/or platform, other than the outer lag bolts started leaking last year - turns out the out bolts were stripped. The others required about a 1/4 turn to snug down. Not sure if it was weight related or not as the previous owner was probably 170ish, but I don't think so. If I were you I'd consider backing them out a little and applying some sealant (3M 4200 or silicon maybe) and then re-snugging them.

Here's some info on what I did / am doing with my platform.
http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=33234

oxberger
05-19-2010, 12:47 PM
83SuperSlot,

I'm not very familiar with the fiberglass decks. I have an '85 SS with a teak platform and at my highest weight I was 355lbs. (now down to 237) and no problems. I just made sure that I moved slowly on and off, even sat on it with friends and no issues.

Archimedes
05-19-2010, 01:01 PM
Fiberglass flexes. The platform on my 06 X-1 flexes with me on it and I only weigh about 165lbs soaking wet. I wouldn't worry about it.

onewheat
05-19-2010, 05:08 PM
I wouldn't worry either. I have easily had 600 lbs on mine during fireworks where people just keep walking from boat to boat while tied up. Teak isn't going to increase your load carrying capacity - that would be your mounting points and method.

83SuperSlot
05-19-2010, 05:14 PM
Awesome! Thanks guys! I guess I'll just tighten up the bolts and go with it... I'll post some pics if the worst should happen... :D

oxberger
05-19-2010, 05:15 PM
Post pics anyway. Can't have too many pics here.

83SuperSlot
05-19-2010, 05:16 PM
83SuperSlot,

I'm not very familiar with the fiberglass decks. I have an '85 SS with a teak platform and at my highest weight I was 355lbs. (now down to 237) and no problems. I just made sure that I moved slowly on and off, even sat on it with friends and no issues.

Way to go on the 237! Good work!

oxberger
05-19-2010, 05:18 PM
Thanks! I had to or I probably wasn't going to be around much longer. Still working on getting it lower. Hitting the gym in about 45 min.