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Montauk Swim Platform
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posted 06-07-2002 02:18 PM ET (US)
Is there a small swim platform available for the Montauk? Or what other ways do you have to get back into your boat? Thanks for the help...
posted 06-07-2002 05:00 PM ET (US)
posted 06-08-2002 01:14 PM ET (US)
I got mine from Whaler for our 2001 Montauk. Probably a little more expensive, but looks and works great! The kids have no problem getting out of the water.
posted 06-08-2002 04:33 PM ET (US)
Although the website is a bit difficult to navigate, look on www.harpoonmarine.com
posted 06-17-2002 02:35 PM ET (US)
Tbudde, I too am trying to attach a BW swim platform to my montauk. In conversation with the factory, they say to check the wood diagrams (on other threads) to see if your year boat has wood at the point where the lower bracket attaches. Per these diagrams, my 1984 boat does not, so I am looking for a way around this problem. If anyone has solved it, I would certainly like to know how. Can anyone help please.
posted 06-17-2002 02:56 PM ET (US)
I got a swim latter from west marine. Not as concenient as swim platform but it works and it's cheap. JIM
posted 06-17-2002 02:57 PM ET (US)
make that swim "ladder". JIM
posted 06-18-2002 04:40 PM ET (US)
www.harpoonmarine.com doesn't work -- no such
posted 06-19-2002 06:15 PM ET (US)
there is no wood in bottom for bracket
posted 06-20-2002 01:48 AM ET (US)
Has anyone installed an Armstrong Nautical ladder on a Montauk or other Whaler, and if so, what are your experiences? They are pricey - about the same price as a dealer installed swim platform - but stable and removable.
posted 06-20-2002 08:41 AM ET (US)
posted 06-20-2002 10:09 AM ET (US)
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posted 06-20-2002 10:13 AM ET (US)
The Armstrong ladders are nice (I've used one
on a Grady, I think), but no more stable than
the factory platform with a three-step
Windline, and take up space in the boat to
Agreed, you don't have to take off your fins
posted 06-21-2002 06:02 PM ET (US)
Gvisko, thanks for your reply. Did you "tapp" into the lower bracket or into the glass/foam sandwich. Are there any compression signs where the lower bracket meets the transom?
posted 06-21-2002 07:30 PM ET (US)
Triblet - Removal of a swim ladder like an Armstrong ladder has some benefit to those of us who fancy ourselves as fisherman. it provides a transom unencumberd with a swim platform that fish could snare lines under. :-)
posted 06-21-2002 07:56 PM ET (US)
gvisko and allard..
i have a platform attached like you're describing except on the "southwest" attachment position i epoxied a sq. pad of plywood on the surface, then screwed into it..i think people mess up mounting platforms too high..mine's even with the chine in the water, not above it.the single step is well below the cavitation plate...works great. to paraphrase triblet.." if you can't easily climb it ?..and so on?.. well,it's very simple and easy to use although 3 steps telescopers are nice!at twice the cost.
also i'd think a platform would help rather than hinder fishing say you fouled a line on the prop?....02 cents worth.good luck...lm
posted 06-22-2002 03:36 AM ET (US)
Gunnelgraber, thanks for your prompt reply to my questions. I like your comments as to the proper height for the platform and will copy them. I too am using a factory platform (that we found locally) which was designed for a later model Montauk that had proper wood placement for a platform.
I also like your idea of spreading out the compressive load by using a plywood spacer. I had been thinking of a SS plate with either a welded on nut (or a tapped hole in the plate) for the screw, to do the same job.
To mount the plate to the transom I'll either use your epoxy method or Givisko's screws with 5200. I haven't worked out the potential strength of the bond with these methods yet but will let you know when I have and I have decided which way to go.
Again, thanks to all for the very usefull advice. It's great to hear from people who "have been there and done that".
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