View Full Version : Teak platform is soft and flexes
06-30-2013, 05:38 PM
My platform on my 95 ps 205 looks good and is in good shape but is pretty soft and flexes quite a bit setting or standing in the middle any fixes?
06-30-2013, 10:29 PM
Mine does also; it hasn't been cared for well in it's life. I worry that some day I'm going to step down onto it and break it. I don't know that there's a solution other than doing some woodworking and rebuilding or reinforcing it.
06-30-2013, 11:04 PM
My only suggestion would be to replace the center support wood and replace all the screws and glue.
06-30-2013, 11:57 PM
Is it stored in the water all the time? Or is it on a lift/trailer every day?
07-01-2013, 09:13 AM
My 94 platform was the same. I sent to Teak world to get a slat fixed and refurbed and they told me that the wood was just to thin to refurb again and they suggested I get a replacement. Sanding removes thickness. So I got a used one off a newer boat from them and no flexing now.
07-01-2013, 04:27 PM
boat had not been stored in water on a lift or trailered. might just keep an eye out for one, I found a local guy that has some soild platforms of the ps 197 but they are too narrow would love for one of those to work.