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dfmaus
04-12-2012, 06:42 PM
I decided to replace my rubberized swim deck - it was looking pretty ratty - it was already covered when I bought it last year. Posting some pics here in hopes that it helps anyone else wanting to do the same thing.

teak cost, rough wood: $275
hours spent: 12
stainless screws cost: $25

I wanted to simply reuse the existing deck, but there was no way to get the glue off. It took me a long time just to pull off the amount of covering you can see in the pics.

It turned out ok, but I haven't put it in the water yet, so the jury is still out. It's definitely thicker than the old deck- the wood was planed to 7/8 instead of 3/4 so it's a little sturdier.

dfmaus
04-12-2012, 06:44 PM
final pics - questions welcome

petermegan
04-12-2012, 07:20 PM
Top Job, Man lot of work but looks fantastic!

Jerseydave
04-12-2012, 09:17 PM
Wow, nice craftsmanship! You should make a transom saver next.

RustyMC
04-12-2012, 09:52 PM
Transom Saver?

Dawg 1
04-12-2012, 09:53 PM
Nice work!!!

sp00ky
04-12-2012, 10:03 PM
Transom Saver?

I have one and I'll post a pic, it basically keeps boards and skis from smacking the transom

RustyMC
04-12-2012, 10:19 PM
sp00ky - please do; I would like to see it.

dfmaus
04-12-2012, 10:20 PM
Wow, nice craftsmanship! You should make a transom saver next.

That is next, actually - I wanted to put it in the water first though :)

I did use a left over slat to add a transom to my buddy's Centurion.

RMUDBUGS
04-12-2012, 11:20 PM
Where do I send my $300 for a new teak deck.

Barefooter92
04-13-2012, 08:43 AM
Great job! You will be proud of that for a long time!

Stx221
04-13-2012, 09:12 AM
That looks awesome! Nice work!

vrsc
04-13-2012, 08:22 PM
Where do I send my $300 for a new teak deck.

plus 2. :)

gatorguy
04-14-2012, 01:25 AM
Nice work, and nice shop. I think I was drooling over all the tools as much as I was the fine swim platform. Do you think you added much weight going with the thicker wood? It is probably lighter than the old one with the rubber stuff, but I don't even fill my fuel tank all the way because I want to minimize my wake.

dfmaus
04-15-2012, 08:35 PM
It feels like it's about 15 lbs heavier - I'll put it on the scale and see exactly how much.

I got hooked collecting old tools until I ran out of space :) I'm restoring a mortiser and a 16" jointer right now - looks like I wont finish either before the water warms up.

Nice work, and nice shop. I think I was drooling over all the tools as much as I was the fine swim platform. Do you think you added much weight going with the thicker wood? It is probably lighter than the old one with the rubber stuff, but I don't even fill my fuel tank all the way because I want to minimize my wake.

mikeg205
04-15-2012, 09:13 PM
nice work and nice finish... always great to have the right tools and the right no how....

dfmaus
05-30-2012, 11:13 AM
Well, it survived the first weekend in the water, although it now has a few scratches :)

I will put on a transom saver in the next month or so

charrison327
05-30-2012, 11:40 AM
That's awesome man! Looks outstanding

LYNRDSKYNRD
05-30-2012, 11:49 AM
Great job!

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dvsone79
07-16-2012, 12:08 AM
Very nice work. I've got a '99 MC Prostar 205V with the stock teak deck. I've noticed that, compared to my buddy's '02 X2 (same hull, I believe), my deck sits about 3 or 4 inches lower. It appears to be the way it's mounted. It's not a big deal when I'm wakeboarding, but when pulling at 10mph for wakesurfing, it gets in the way. Also, compared to an '04 Nautique that another friend owns, his platform edges are rounded. If mine comes out from the transom at 90 degrees, his comes out at, like, 75 degrees. Makes a big difference when surfing.

I am having trouble finding anyone who makes swim platforms for ski boats. I've only been looking online. I guess it's time to call up the local dealer and see what they know!

Anyhow, very nice work on the platform! Seems strange that someone coated that old one in rubber...