View Full Version : Fiberglass swim platform scratched transom

04-23-2011, 02:51 PM

This is my new to me X2 2005 .She has a MCX !

i'm really happy with my new purchase. I think the boat has all the options that where available in 2005 (except the lube pump!).

Unfortunately it seem that while i trailered her back, the swim platform made 2 scratch on my transom. on the second picutre, you can see one of thoses scratch. look like i hit bump on the road, the platform move a little a bit and rub with the transom.

Is there is a way to adjust the swim platform so it does not happen again ? do i need to change the bracket ?
also, what kind of paint should i use on the bracket themselves ?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/5647150506_2ddd1bdda0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5647150506/)
Mastercraft X2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5647150506/) by scharette2009 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr[/IMG]

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5101/5646588935_c27ea756ff_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5646588935/)
Swim platform dammage (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5646588935/) by scharette2009 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

04-23-2011, 03:18 PM
1) Remove platform
2) remove screws from bracket
3) fill holes with resin
4) Move brackets out 1/4 to 1/2 inch
5) redrill and mount screws
6) Buff edges of platform
7) Light sand and buff stern
8) replace platform on stern
9) Watch snow melt till Mid July
10) Wakeboard 3rd week in July
11) Winterize Aug 1

You should be good...You can ignore 9-11 if you want

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04-23-2011, 03:37 PM
Thank you, i think step 1 to 8 will work fine!

as for step 10, may 15 is usually when i start to wakeboard and step 11 is middle september!
Have a great day!

04-23-2011, 06:35 PM
nice looking boat!

05-20-2011, 07:49 AM
I had my swim platform bracket powder coated. what sealant should i use to reinstall the bracket on the stern ?

05-20-2011, 10:17 AM
Use 3M 4500 or 5200 .

05-20-2011, 04:34 PM
i cannot find 4500 i guess you meant 3m 4200 ?

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Marine/Home/Products/Catalog/?PC_7_RJH9U5230GE3E02LECIE20S4K7_nid=GS46L96VMDbeQ H8HT14PGTgl

Miss Rita
05-20-2011, 04:46 PM
Don't use 5200, it's too strong. 4200 would be just fine