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H20skeefreek
01-06-2011, 03:02 PM
Doing a little market research here. How much of a market to y'all think there would be for composite, teak-looking, completely maintenance free swim platforms for around $250-300? You'd still have the look and feel of teak, but the maintenance of a fiberglass platform.

broncotw
01-06-2011, 03:21 PM
I would be interested provided it was durable and looked the same.....

H20skeefreek
01-06-2011, 03:25 PM
It would be very durable and look similar to the current platforms with no slats. Style trying to make one up for my boat, then i'll post pictures. Trying to get the most teak looking material though and checking out some statistics on the material.

blakehardesty
01-06-2011, 03:37 PM
Very interested. Post pics

ttu
01-06-2011, 03:38 PM
look forward to some pics.

scott023
01-06-2011, 03:41 PM
I'm eagerly awaiting pics as well.

"Sounds golden Jerry, golden."

pmkkdx
01-06-2011, 04:25 PM
would like to see pictures too when you get completed!

would also be willing to proudly display on my boat for advertisement for you :D (depending on what it looks like of course!)

h2oskifreak
01-06-2011, 04:54 PM
That's a good idea. I'm set now, but would like an option if I ever had to replace mine. My 75 S & S teak was prob. close to $1,000.00 by the time I had a larger platform modified, purchased the platform, had custom brackets waterjetted and transom reinforced. I don't regret it, but my next boat will be newer and all set up.

TX.X-30 fan
01-06-2011, 09:11 PM
I can't see how it could be done at the price point. Be cool though.

medicmoose
01-07-2011, 08:22 AM
Yup, I'd definitely be interested in seeing a product like that! Keep us up to date.

CottagerGreg
01-07-2011, 04:55 PM
So I used a product called NuTeak.

I was really impressed with the product. It's a PVC material that looks like teak but without the negative attributes of traditional teak. This is the stuff a lot of OEM's are putting on their cruisers, yachts etc. (Sea Ray, etc)

So I decided to put some NuTeak on my father's 2007 Scout 145 Dorado for his birthday.

By all means I am not a pro... just a IT Business Development Manger. Did the install on the driveway with basic tools after work a couple nights. Took about 10-12 hour hours total at a relaxed pace. It was cold out so the product was a little harder to work with. Warm temps or indoors makes it easier as it be plyable.

The product comes in strips 1 or 2 "planks" wide with blk or white trim. Corners are all hand cut from stock material.

NuTeak is a "looks like teak...feels like teak" product that is non-slip and resists mold and mildew.

I think it added a bunch of class to our Scout and is functional too. A lot nicer look and on the feet than the non-slip fibreglass.

Personally I think this product be awesome for people looking to replace their old rubber mats on their swim platforms.


Contact http://www.nuteak.com for your local distributor.

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k212/GTI2lo/2007%20Scout%20145%20Dorado/IMG_2969.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k212/GTI2lo/2007%20Scout%20145%20Dorado/IMG_2960.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k212/GTI2lo/2007%20Scout%20145%20Dorado/IMG_2963.jpg

h2oskifreak
01-07-2011, 09:35 PM
Way to treat your pop's. Good show man.

Mgboyd25
01-07-2011, 09:58 PM
I would be interested for sure. I have a fiberglass platform right now and really would like to have something more authentic but with little maintenance

east tx skier
01-08-2011, 12:43 AM
That looks like the stuff CC is using on their platforms now.

Http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_OPpN7Yz6xrw/SpZ3Xq_hloI/AAAAAAAAAtw/bO9fZ4ZqCIY/s1600-h/SN+200+CB+Transom+walk+Nautique_sm.jpg

Gamble
01-08-2011, 12:44 AM
We have center console boats primarily down south.......some are made by Scout.......but I gotta tell you that pic you posted looks great! I didn't know Scout even made a walk thru like that.

H20skeefreek
01-08-2011, 12:45 AM
What I'm suggesting is a solid material composite platform material, not nuteak, which I think is great, but you have to have a fiberglass platform.

east tx skier
01-08-2011, 12:48 AM
Are you thinking about that fake wood that is used for decking?

H20skeefreek
01-08-2011, 12:50 AM
Something similar that I came across that I think would be perfect. Testing for waterproofness and durability right now. Going to build at least one for me.

east tx skier
01-08-2011, 12:53 AM
Something similar that I came across that I think would be perfect. Testing for waterproofness and durability right now.

We built a dock with it as a deck. Has held up well with no maintenance for over six years. This is the grey stuff from Lowe"s.

venetrex
01-08-2011, 10:35 AM
I am so confused about this, teak platforms are cheap, and when they are wet ALWAYS look good. THey show no scratches, usually, from wakeboards, surfboards, etc. Are extremely durable, ever had anyone say they broke their teak. Another benefit is that you don't track black suff into the boat off of the rubber. My boat came with a fiberglass platform, and it was junk, my boat was only 1 year year old when I got it. The rubber was shot, the platform had scratches and a few gel cote cratcks. Was VERY heavy. I don't know, sometimes the real thing is just plain better.

vision
01-08-2011, 01:22 PM
I am so confused about this, teak platforms are cheap, and when they are wet ALWAYS look good. THey show no scratches, usually, from wakeboards, surfboards, etc. Are extremely durable, ever had anyone say they broke their teak. Another benefit is that you don't track black suff into the boat off of the rubber. My boat came with a fiberglass platform, and it was junk, my boat was only 1 year year old when I got it. The rubber was shot, the platform had scratches and a few gel cote cratcks. Was VERY heavy. I don't know, sometimes the real thing is just plain better.

I have to agree. While keeping your teak looking like furniture is work, if you just clean once in awhile and keep it covered during storage, the teak remains a pleasing appearance. Teak can take thousands of board slides and other abuse with minimal damage, and you can simply sand out any damage if you need.

h2oskiluvr
01-08-2011, 05:21 PM
I would be very interested. That's a great idea. Good luck.

TX.X-30 fan
01-08-2011, 06:47 PM
Great job on the dads boat flasher!!!!!!!!!!!

CottagerGreg
01-11-2011, 01:50 AM
Great job on the dads boat flasher!!!!!!!!!!!

guess sometimes you have to treat the parentals... I have the boat.... buy he has the cottage.... guess you have to pay your dues... mind you I do use the Scout also for some fishing and such.

tailor Jack
02-20-2011, 12:01 PM
I used a similar product for my boat. It ic called Dek-king. I got it from www.teakforboats.com. It was reviewed in the Sail Magazine of January 2011 together with Nuteak and other brands.

Hope this helps.

Jack

vrsc
06-06-2012, 10:07 AM
interested. Did anything come of this?