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tnd90
04-10-2013, 10:27 PM
Looking at X45's and seems most I find have the fiberglass platform. All my previous MC's have had the teak platform and I really like the wood much better. My qustions is this; is it a big deal to replace a fiberglass platform with a teak platform? Are the brackets the same? Where might I even find a teak platform?

Thanks in advance for everyone's time.

medicmoose
04-11-2013, 08:11 AM
Give these guys a try http://teakworldenterprises.samsbiz.com

bsloop
04-11-2013, 12:41 PM
WHY would you go looking for a teak platform?

Fiberglass is tougher, more durable, easier to repair, lower maintance and there is never an issue of sticky or slick feeling.

If it is vanity driven, great.
Wish mine was a bolt on for you, we could trade. :D

BamaCraft
04-11-2013, 03:38 PM
What color is it? Is a 45 & 55 the same? Ive been considering going to a fiberglass.

Skyskiguy
04-11-2013, 03:45 PM
x2 for teak. I'd love to find someone in my area that would be interested in trading teak for my black fiberglass on my '06 X30.

TN X-45
04-11-2013, 05:31 PM
Just switched to teak on my 45. Exact same brackets. I loved my flake platform but too easy to scratch.

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tnd90
04-11-2013, 05:59 PM
Thanks all. Glad to know brackets are the same.

I realize the fiberglass is far more practical, but I just like the classic look of the teak.

east tx skier
04-11-2013, 06:10 PM
Thanks all. Glad to know brackets are the same.

I realize the fiberglass is far more practical, but I just like the classic look of the teak.

I think the ease or making teak look new makes it more practical than a fiberglass platform, which can be tough to repair if it gets scratched on the sides.

ICBWBDTTIAATWIWTTTOTI (I could be wrong, but don't think that I am, and that's why I went to the trouble of typing it). :)

Teakworld is a great company. They made a very nice transom saver for my boat. A full platform will cost you plenty though.

dfmaus
04-12-2013, 10:31 AM
Build your own!

http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=46772

I think the ease or making teak look new makes it more practical than a fiberglass platform, which can be tough to repair if it gets scratched on the sides.

ICBWBDTTIAATWIWTTTOTI (I could be wrong, but don't think that I am, and that's why I went to the trouble of typing it). :)

Teakworld is a great company. They made a very nice transom saver for my boat. A full platform will cost you plenty though.

Mgboyd25
04-16-2013, 08:11 AM
I swapped my fiberglass out with a guy on here that did not want teak.
Gotta have WOOD bro!

Yellow X9
04-16-2013, 09:25 AM
Teak- for me, adds a touch of class to the boat appearance

nickespi
04-16-2013, 09:25 AM
Have wood, seeking glass.

TN X-45
04-16-2013, 12:31 PM
I have an extra silver flake with teak inlay platform I might be willing to part with for the right price;) 2008 x-45

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bsloop
04-16-2013, 01:11 PM
I see the makings of a platform match making sub-topic :)

83SuperSlot
04-16-2013, 06:09 PM
I switched mine out to a custom teak because it looks so much better. I LOVE IT! :love:

Rockman
04-16-2013, 07:51 PM
The folks down at TeakWorld are VERY nice and helpful.

I would recommend them to anyone needing replacements parts or an entire platform.

Sodar
04-16-2013, 07:57 PM
I went from fiberglass to teak. Luckily, I found a TT member who got a new boat each year and had an new platform sitting in his garage that he sold for $100. My fiberglass platform has sat and not been touched since. The fiberglass is a PITA!!! Teak is so much easier to maintain.