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TripleThreat 05-10-2014 07:37 PM

Refinished the Teak Platform and installed Retractable Stainless Ladder
 
Took a little break from stereo installation to refinish the swim platform...

After sanding and the first coat of teak oil, it's looking much better...

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps89522c01.jpg

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps4802515c.jpg

I will be mounting a retractable stainless steel ladder to the platform as well, to aid some older folks who come with us in getting back on board...

Pics of it to follow...

scott023 05-10-2014 08:33 PM

Looks darn good! Nice work.

TripleThreat 05-10-2014 10:45 PM

Thanks for the compliment. Added a couple of more coats of teak oil.

I also had added a couple of extra teak supports for the ladder installation.

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps13e32f43.jpg

Here's the ladder installed and in its retracted position. You can see the stainless carriage bolts that had to be added.

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps26ea125d.jpg

Here it is deployed. Three steps and deep enough to aid our older guests in getting back on board.

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps97dff3d1.jpg

Side shot of the deployed ladder. It sits at a nice angle when deployed so you are not climbing straight up.

http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/r...psd135feb6.jpg

Can't wait to get the boat back in the water and give it a try... Pretty happy with how it turned out, considering that a ladder on a ski boat is not really typical. Should make the family outings with the older relatives much more enjoyable.

LaRue 05-10-2014 10:47 PM

Nice hospitality.

Jeffer 05-11-2014 03:21 PM

Sweet!

DonB 05-11-2014 05:19 PM

I really like how that looks and I would think it performs pretty good. Approximately how much do you have in the teak? I wouldn't mind making one at some point, thanks for posting.

Jayhawk 05-11-2014 06:28 PM

That looks great. Mind sharing where you got the teak supports and the ladder? I'd like to do the same thing to make it easier for my parents.

TripleThreat 05-11-2014 07:45 PM

Thanks Guys... Wasn't too keen about putting a ladder on a ski boat, but pretty happy with how it turned out.

I ordered the two Teak supports from:

http://stores.ebay.com/teakhutonline/

Less than $30 delivered to my house. I emailed the owner and had everything cut to my specifications. He sent me a PayPal invoice. All I had to do was drill some holes and screw them to the bottom of the platform and put teak oil on them.

I got the stainless retractable ladder from iBoats:

http://www.iboats.com/Under-Platform...iew_id.1085033

Picked up 6 stainless bolts, nuts and washers at the local hardware.

Less than $160 in the whole deal...

Jayhawk 05-11-2014 10:39 PM

Great info...thanks! I didn't want to put a ladder on mine either, but it'll really help my folks and the little ones.

TripleThreat 06-23-2014 07:04 PM

Usability report...

The ladder works great... Easy to deploy, easy to store... Functions perfectly.

In the end, glad I installed it...


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