Originally Posted by bjen
Thanks, I have my platform brackets off now to re-finish the teak and am deciding whether I will use a soft strap like I use on my dirtbikes to drop through the platform or move the bracket holes a touch-I like the idea of a little more clearance betweeen the boat and the platform I think...
Another option I was considering before the screws ripped out of the platform was to just sand down a little of the platform to give the tie down hook room to clear. The hooks were very close to making it through. There was enough room up top, but not on the bottom. I think the problem was the way the transom slopes and the back of the platform is vertical. If you just sanded a little off the bottom of the back of the platform, the hooks would clear. The would be almost completely unnoticeable.