View Full Version : Grab Handle Suggestions any pictures?

01-14-2012, 10:30 AM
We have 03 197 and need to consider adding a grab handle to the rear. My father and in-laws have trouble getting in and out of the boat. There use to be one for the older 190s, but haven't seen any for the current generation. If you have a picture, part number and installation recommendations, please post.

01-14-2012, 11:51 AM
Interested as well.

01-14-2012, 12:00 PM
Should be easy enough. Look at any model with the grab and find one. Install would be holes and a backing plate through the hull. No big deal. My fuel cell is out now so if you want an inside look, I can do it today.

That said, there is an older thread here with pictures and discussion on a drop-down step that slides in and out under the platform. It was done quite nicely.

That's all I got...


Table Rocker
01-14-2012, 01:23 PM


01-14-2012, 01:45 PM

I wonder which one would be the best fit?

01-14-2012, 03:04 PM
As inexpensive as those are, I will definitely be installing one when I have my fuel tank out for a new sending unit this spring.

01-14-2012, 03:24 PM
I'd get the longer dimensioned handle. It will fit nicely right in the center of the space you'd use.

For comparison, the dimension of the one in the picture I posted is 19" in length and ~ 2.50" stand-off from the hull.

The one that Great Lakes Scammer is selling (of those two above) would be my choice. However, take a look on the inside (remove the fuel cell) and see what's in there that may or may not accommodate the installation.


01-14-2012, 07:35 PM
I am not sure if following this link will work.....http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=26812&highlight=tow%2Fgrab

If not go to the search bar and type in Ski Tow/Grab Bar and you will find a great thread and in post #2 is a link to detailed instructions. I did it this past summer on my 04 197 and it looks and works great.

01-15-2012, 01:59 AM
There is a new handle that also doubles as a step to get from the platform into the boat. I don't have a picture, but think it is kind of cool.

01-16-2012, 01:03 AM
Not sure if this helps any, but our '08 PS 214 came w/ a grab handle. I'm 40, 6' 250lbs, and I would have trouble getting on the platform from deep water w/o it.

01-16-2012, 09:56 AM
I Wish Mine Had That Too!! Not A Bad Price On Ebay!

01-16-2012, 10:25 AM
Make sure the mounting bolts are long enough to go through the transom.......
One looks to have longer bolts than the other.