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River Rat
03-03-2006, 02:54 PM
I recently saw a picture of Bobís boat with 2 adults on the platform witch made me think, what is the weight limit and am I the only one that will only allow 1 adult at a time on my deck?

X-45
03-03-2006, 02:56 PM
standing room only on mine. :steering:

Leroy
03-03-2006, 03:01 PM
I have myself and all 3 kids on often, about 680 lbs, no problems so far.

bcampbe7
03-03-2006, 03:16 PM
No more than 2 adults.
I don't worry about the kids.

Footin
03-03-2006, 03:22 PM
No more than 2 adults.
I don't worry about the kids.

I agree with this, why welcome a problen by loadin er down.

bcampbe7
03-03-2006, 03:28 PM
I agree with this, why welcome a problen by loadin er down.

I did have one case where only 1 person was allowed but that was a friend of mine that weighs over 350 lbs! That made me nervous. :eek:
I'm not sure what a `96 PS190 teak platform is rated for. That would be some good information to have.

ski_king
03-03-2006, 03:31 PM
I have never seen a rating on this but have had 3 adults on mine.
Now that it is older, I limit it to 1 as a precaution.

I think the one with the brackets thru bolted to a backing plate can take quite a load. The older ones that are lagged on are the ones to be concerned about.

M-Funf
03-03-2006, 03:50 PM
My deck is fiberglass, and I try to keep it to one person. Occasionally, there will be two, but I try to discourage it, as I can see the platform deflect when even one person is on it...

AirJunky
03-03-2006, 04:18 PM
My old teak step was limited to one or two at most. But the new fiberglass step doesn't flex in the least so I haven't thought about it at all.

Granite_33
03-03-2006, 05:41 PM
My brother in law loves to try backflips off the teak. :eek:

I really don't want to sound like an a$$, but.....daymn, would the guy show some consideration? Its just not a springboard like he wants it to be.

I cringed more on the old 210 since the teak is much older and thinner and lagged to the boat.

2 adults max for me. Otherwise I start playing cruise director and tell everyone where to sit.

jayderwin1
03-03-2006, 05:54 PM
i had a friend put a kawasaki 650 stand up jet ski on his 94 190 prostar and haul it for about 5 miles. it was our jet ski we let a kid ride it and his brother was on another sit down jet ski they were spraying each other and hit. the crash put a basket ball size hole in the front of our jet ski under the waterline. it went down quickly in a deep lake luckly the kids mom new how to lasso she wrangle that thing right up, from her tristar.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
03-03-2006, 06:35 PM
I voted River Rat. I think you forgot an option though. If you look at Lakepirates recent poll, he had a reference to my excessive polls. So perhaps you should have put "your getting as bad as UMP with these polls" or something like that for option #4. ;)

seriously, I voted #1. I only allow one person on at a time. :twocents:

agua4fun
03-03-2006, 07:05 PM
hmmm, I never really thought about it. but i have definitly seen 4+ on a platform (for just a second as people came in & out)
i worry more about how many are moving across on the back seat & storage compartment.

rodltg2
03-03-2006, 07:20 PM
whats are you guys doing? throwing a party on the back deck. you put you ski on and jump in. that it

BrianM
03-03-2006, 07:52 PM
I don't see a problem with multiple people on the platform. I often have 2 or 3 on the platform when changing course bouys and doing course maintenance. Never seen any flexing that would disturb me.

erkoehler
03-03-2006, 08:17 PM
Never really pay much attention to it, but if you put more than two out there....hold on because I might nudge the throttle and clear everyone off ;)

ilikeitglacy
03-03-2006, 08:22 PM
I don't see a problem with multiple people on the platform. I often have 2 or 3 on the platform when changing course bouys and doing course maintenance. Never seen any flexing that would disturb me.
done that, and i used to put 500 pounds dead weight for course ancors and never thought about it, but now i will... thanks to you! :cool:

BrianM
03-03-2006, 08:36 PM
done that, and i used to put 500 pounds dead weight for course ancors

Oh yeah I have done those as well. 2 people and 2 five gallon buckets full of concrete. No issues.

agua4fun
03-03-2006, 09:02 PM
Never really pay much attention to it, but if you put more than two out there....hold on because I might nudge the throttle and clear everyone off ;)

Did that once.......... neither the coast guard nor the DNR thought it was funny. (yes they were both there) no ticket, but could have. seems there is a law against being on the "boarding step" while in motion.

erkoehler
03-03-2006, 09:14 PM
Did that once.......... neither the coast guard nor the DNR thought it was funny. (yes they were both there) no ticket, but could have. seems there is a law against being on the "boarding step" while in motion.


By the time your moving, they won't be on the step :dance:

JEREMY79
03-03-2006, 09:17 PM
Erk, Remind me never to stand on your deck.

erkoehler
03-03-2006, 09:18 PM
Erk, Remind me never to stand on your deck.


Jeremy, never stand on my deck, I'll knock your arse off.....

JEREMY79
03-03-2006, 09:32 PM
Okay.............

sten76
03-03-2006, 10:39 PM
Load it up. Those brackets on the newer boats are huge. If you can break that, you must have five Oprahs on the back of the boat....and I don't think Oprah waterskis.

In other words, be anal about other parts of the boat. I agree to take care of the MC, but the teak deck? I would rather be anal about the motor, the prop, etc...

River Rat
03-03-2006, 11:12 PM
Sorry UMP it wont happen again :o

and no man pees off my deck without going for a swim. :eek:
they just aint that fast :D

BrianM
03-04-2006, 10:52 AM
Did that once.......... neither the coast guard nor the DNR thought it was funny. (yes they were both there) no ticket, but could have. seems there is a law against being on the "boarding step" while in motion.

Really? Guess I should remember that if we are on public water teak diving (stand on the platform and drive anywhere from 20mph to WOT and dive off the back) Pretty fun when you are tired of skiing.

erkoehler
03-04-2006, 12:05 PM
Really? Guess I should remember that if we are on public water teak diving (stand on the platform and drive anywhere from 20mph to WOT and dive off the back) Pretty fun when you are tired of skiing.


Doesn't that hurt?

agua4fun
03-04-2006, 12:16 PM
Really? Guess I should remember that if we are on public water teak diving (stand on the platform and drive anywhere from 20mph to WOT and dive off the back) Pretty fun when you are tired of skiing.

yeah they will get ya. we used to do that. now we go straight out the back or side. (do you think its better?) Unfortunatly, some of my friends enjoy this too much, so it makes it hard to get anywhere, they are always jumping out. i dont like to go if its faster than 30ish, but they will go at 42. OUCH!

BrianM
03-04-2006, 12:28 PM
Doesn't that hurt?

Not if you dive.

6ballsisall
03-04-2006, 08:21 PM
We use to do this off my familes I/O (out the side) at about 20mph. We called it the Baywatch Unfortunately Pamela wasn't there with us :rolleyes: