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Old 08-12-2008, 10:51 PM
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Big Problem - Missing Platform - X-1

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So i had a boat load this weekend and we stayed out until dark. My buddy jumped in to ride last and when I looped around to pick him up, he said "Buddy- your platform is GONE!" Obviously he jumped off of it into the water and it had broken a braket off and the platform had disappeared. I looked for it the next morning and could find nothing! So... I am in need of a major repair. Could anyone help me out with how to start and what I should do. I want to do it myself to save some $$.
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:55 PM
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Fiberglass or teak? MC dealer can get you the brackets, and a fiberglass or teak platform, or you can inquire here about a teak replacement, http://teakworldenterprises.samsbiz.com/
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:57 PM
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It doesn't matter b/w fiberglass or teak. Just best price.
And do I have to go with the stock brackets, or can I get a better price from a different bracket?
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:04 PM
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You must go with Teak!!! (if you go with an MC platform, teak is also fewer bucks!)
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:06 PM
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I like teak, but can I get brackets that are different from the factory brackets? If so, any recomendations?
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:36 PM
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Deck Repair

This happened to me several years ago...my boat is a 94 Prostar with a Teak Deck. In my case I was able to find the deck floating in the lake. I believe the pin came out or broke on one side, forcing all the pressure to the oppisite bracket. (which was still hooked to the deck when I found it) I contacted MC and purchased the glue (so long ago I cant remember the brand) and was able to find larger diameter screws at the local hardware store. I drilled the bracked holes a little larger, cleand the damaged fiber glass (the screws pulled straight out of the boat), and smoothed the back of the bracket. I glued and re-attached the bracket with the larger screws and glue. After the glue set up, I attached the deck and have not had any problems since. (summer of 99)

I'm not sure how the new decks are attached but if it is just glue and screws, and your fiber glass is not damaged too bad, this should be an easy fix. (If you can get the bracket and deck)



I hope this helps or at least provides some hope on the repair...good luck!

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Old 08-12-2008, 11:45 PM
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I like teak, but can I get brackets that are different from the factory brackets? If so, any recomendations?
In that case, you can always try here, http://www.alloymarine.com/qrs.shtml and OJ markets the new fold down brackets, check with Eric, here, http://www.ojprops.com/products/fold...atform_bracket

But you must remember if you want it cheap and quick, you need to find a cheap dealer, who sells cheap boats and do it quick, before they go out of business next week!
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:58 PM
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I think that I can get the teak platform for around $500. But the original platform was only attached with 2 brackets. Does anyone know if it would be more sturdy if I attached the new platform with 4 brackets?
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:04 AM
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I think that I can get the teak platform for around $500. But the original platform was only attached with 2 brackets. Does anyone know if it would be more sturdy if I attached the new platform with 4 brackets?

Two brackets? I would have thought that MC would have used at least 6 or more. Shame on those engineers, they should just need to stick to driving trains!
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:21 AM
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Do those trains have teak or fiberglass platforms
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