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Old 12-25-2012, 01:58 PM
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Boat: '99 205v
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'99 ProStar 205V Swim Platform

I'd like to raise the teak deck on my boat about 3 or 4 inches. It sits really low. At zero extra weight in the boat, it's already in inch below the water. When it's weighted out (~2600lbs of ballast, plus people), it's damn near knee deep!

I can deal with putting my board on underwater, but what really bugs me is that it drags through the water when we're surfing and mucks up the wake. I've got the weight dialed in, but it would be so much cleaner without the drag.

Ideally, I'd like to just redo the whole thing and change the shape on the corners so it's angled off more and rounded out, but at the very least raise it out of the water so it doesn't drag as much, and so riders aren't getting into their boards underwater.

Interestingly enough, I've got a buddy with the same hull ('03 X2? I'm not sure about the year), and his deck is significantly higher than mine. So MC must have noticed it and fixed it at some point.

My thoughts would be to raise it to where the hull changes color on the transom. I think that would look best. Any thoughts of how to do this with the existing platform?

Thanks, and Merry Christmas!
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