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Old 08-04-2016, 09:12 PM
beach.bum beach.bum is offline
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i know for a fact the older ones did. lost a teak swim platform off of a 94 prostar 190 once. fond it a few hours later once we realized it was gone. search the shorelines. i guess some of the newer ones have heavier brackets on it so that may be a problem. it was very hard to see and just barely floated. turns out we lost one of the pins that held the platform in the bracket and the platform caught some water got lifted up a bit on the one side out of the bracket and then the other bracket broke. didn't end up with any damage except the one bracket.
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Old 08-05-2016, 09:04 AM
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Like a rock.
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Old 08-05-2016, 09:25 AM
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Hmm, ours came of just like beach.bum's but it floated long enough for us to swing around and pick it up. Looked like it would float for a while, but it only had one bracket attached. The other one was still on the transom. Had to order two new brackets to get a match.
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Old 08-05-2016, 10:27 AM
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depends.. but my guess is it would float at the surface like a log... if it is well sealed if not probably sinks after it takes on water...

Good luck with your search... it could be anywhere
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Old 08-05-2016, 12:46 PM
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Id bet it sinks slowly.
I had to pull mine off a few weeks ago to get a tow rope out of my prop! I figured it would just float by me while I did it, but I ended up having to hand it to the wife.

It tried to sink very slowly. Slow enough any current could move it a long way. Definetly not the same boat as yours though so who knows.
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Old 08-05-2016, 02:03 PM
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They do not float for long. I know this from experience, and that was without the metal brackets on it.
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Old 08-05-2016, 03:36 PM
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Teak is a soft wood. I would assume that it would head towards the bottom once saturated from floating in the water.
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Old 08-06-2016, 01:09 AM
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The brackets on my 197 just like your boat there are very heavy. I can't imagine that floating at all.

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Old 08-06-2016, 05:00 PM
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Old 08-06-2016, 07:21 PM
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Quick update… Poked around a 50 foot radius around where the boat was docked and found nothing. We asked the Coast Guard and nobody reported it. We checked the shoreline, under docs, etc, and nothing. I am going to try expanding my radius if I'm coming up empty I'm going to have to try and get a new one from Mastercraft hopefully within a week. Thank you for the responses.
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swim deck, swim platform, teak platform

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