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Wicker68
04-17-2017, 01:18 PM
Over the weekend I had the chance to help a friend test his new inflatable swim platform concept. This was the first test and the design will get tweaked a bit but it worked great at all speeds. The market is really for I/Os but it could serve as a solution for guys whose platform sits low and interferes with the surf wake. I'll keep you posted as it develops. Btw putting the factory platform back on in the water is a major p-i-t-a.

Blmeanie
04-17-2017, 01:19 PM
interesting, is it built like a stand up paddleboard? Similar construction?

Wicker68
04-17-2017, 01:23 PM
interesting, is it built like a stand up paddleboard? Similar construction?

It's a "hard" inflatable if that makes any sense. Weighs about 4 lbs. When he stood on it, it did not flex or crease. He intends to put a sea-dek pad on the top to make it better the non-skid

MC25
04-17-2017, 01:32 PM
Pretty cool idea. I could see overtons or westmarine picking that up honestly.

moosehead
04-17-2017, 01:35 PM
Thumbsup to this idea and the prototype. Suction cups to the transom? Pretty cool. Would like to see it slammed and surfed.

Blmeanie
04-17-2017, 03:55 PM
hopefully he put in for a copyright

Rocketboy
04-17-2017, 05:22 PM
hopefully he put in for a copyright

Exactly what I was thinking- He may not have to worry as Overtons will see it now and be on it!

Morety
04-18-2017, 09:37 AM
hopefully he put in for a copyright

Hopefully for a patent...;)

CottagerGreg
04-18-2017, 09:50 AM
very interesting idea. I can see something like this for centre consoles... maybe wrap around the outboard engines etc...

I think the I/O go fast market is a good target also esp on older boats with those dinky or non-existent platforms.

bcd
04-18-2017, 10:15 AM
Hopefully for a patent...;)
If not, it's now public knowledge.

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