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Old 05-05-2009, 02:55 PM
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Retrofit Fold Down Swim Platform Brackets!

I have been working in conjunction with Tim Creighton, (TT member XPC Sealman) XPC Bearings/Vesconite USA, Director of New Product Development @ OJ Props and Eric Johnson (TT member EJ OJPROP) of OJ Propellers on retrofit fold down swim platform bracket kit for some of the older boats.
The following pictures are of the prototype product
as I installed them for a preliminary fit on our '89 ProStar 190.
As it stands right now, the following boats can accept these fold down platform bracket kits that will be available through OJ Props and Mastercraft Boat Co. Availability, application, type of finish and pricing should be available shortly by Eric @ OJ Props, http://www.ojprops.com/contact_us and MasterCraft.

  • 86-90 PS 190
  • 91-94 PS 190
  • 95-97 PS 190

  • 92-95 PS 205
  • 96-98 PS 205
  • 99-2005 PS 205
Applications for the earlier model 19 Skiers and Stars and Stripes are yet to be determined and is being worked on presently.

Kit shipped in a prop box,
Attachment 53435
All the required parts,
Attachment 53436
Platform with on OEM brackets, no room to walk behind,
Attachment 53437
Removable platform brackets (2 bolts into 4 bolt block on the transom)(regular brackets bolt to transom with 4 bolts of the same pattern) with platform removed,
Attachment 53438
Center transom brace with platform removed,
Attachment 53439
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:56 PM
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Finally!!!!! Congrats Harold!!!!
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:57 PM
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Removable platform block on transom after 2 bolt platform bracket is removed,
Attachment 53440
Removable platform transom block removed and area cleaned up as best it could be and will be sealed and covered up later,
Attachment 53441
Symmetrical fold down pins with .095"dia. weedeater line tethers, solderless connectors and vinyl caps on the ends, and spacer tubing to prevent rattling and loss,
Attachment 53442
New fold down transom block, will be silicone sealed and old allen head bolts reused,
Attachment 53443
New "U" fold down bracket bolted to transom block with pins/tethers installed,
Attachment 53444
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:59 PM
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Fold down portion of the platform brackets installed on the "U" bracket and in up position, with the locking pins installed,
Attachment 53445
Fold down portion of the platform brackets installed on the "U" bracket and folded down for fit.
Attachment 53446
OEM center brace with holes covered with vinyl non-skid pad, top and bottom and will still be used, but just for support of the center of the platform and not screwed to the platform,
Attachment 53447
Both fold down platform brackets installed,
Attachment 53448
Platform was positioned, new holes for screws marked, drilled and the platform was mounted to the brackets and as with the old brackets, no room to walk behind,
Attachment 53449
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:00 PM
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Platform is now folded down and there is room to walk behind,
Attachment 53450
Once more,
Attachment 53451


Everything has been disassembled, boxed up and sent back to OJ Props for clean up and to receive their finish. When they are returned to me, I will post pictures in this post of the final product installation.

Man, this has been more fun than you can imagine!
Thanks to Tim and Eric, you guys have your act together!
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:02 PM
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looks great harold.

and all this time i thought eric was sending you a case of teak oil
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:05 PM
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Thankfully you can now get a beer out of the fridge!

Just kidding. Looks like a great option for anyone with those boats.
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:09 PM
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Way to go #1
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:10 PM
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Looks great Harold!

I think he did this so that his wife can get to the washer and dryer easier!
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:15 PM
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Looks good #1,
I noticed that your floors a shade off from matching your teak.
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