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georgea0731
01-14-2012, 11:30 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.

holdenh2o
01-14-2012, 12:51 PM
Interested as well.

Cloaked
01-14-2012, 01:00 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...

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Table Rocker
01-14-2012, 02:23 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MASTERCRAFT-520101-15-1-4-INCH-STAINLESS-STEEL-BOAT-GRAB-RAIL-HANDLE-SINGLE-/190627296785?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&vxp=mtr&hash=item2c6245b611#ht_3392wt_1048

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/MASTERCRAFT-520101-15-1-4-INCH-STAINLESS-STEEL-BOAT-GRAB-RAIL-HANDLE-SINGLE-/00/s/NjAwWDYwMA==/$(KGrHqF,!pkE7BcvgGFNBPD47f7u5w~~60_12.JPG

georgea0731
01-14-2012, 02:45 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MASTERCRAFT-520005-11-3-4-INCH-STAINLESS-STEEL-BOAT-GRAB-RAIL-HANDLE-SINGLE-/400270126249?pt=Boat_Parts_Accessories_Gear&vxp=mtr&hash=item5d31f56ca9

I wonder which one would be the best fit?

thatsmrmastercraft
01-14-2012, 04:04 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.

Cloaked
01-14-2012, 04:24 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.

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schmaltzy
01-14-2012, 08:35 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.

gatorguy
01-15-2012, 02:59 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.

gts-20
01-16-2012, 02:03 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.

O2BESOHUGE
01-16-2012, 10:56 AM
I Wish Mine Had That Too!! Not A Bad Price On Ebay!

BrooksfamX2
01-16-2012, 11:25 AM
Make sure the mounting bolts are long enough to go through the transom.......
One looks to have longer bolts than the other.