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slriver posted 07-09-2000 10:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for slriver   Send Email to slriver  
Does anyone have suggestions for this problem on a Montauk? My local dealer says it's not possible to mount one on the transom. I'm currently using a hook-over- the-gunwale type just aft of the bow rail. It is less than satisfactory!
triblet posted 07-10-2000 02:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Find another dealer. It's a factory option,
though the one-step ladder they sell with it
is useless. I've got one and replaced the
ladder part with a three-step telescoping
Windline ladder from West Marine. Admiral
Linda thinks it's the best single thing I've
done to the boat.

Chuck Tribolet
triblet@garlic.com

slriver posted 07-10-2000 04:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for slriver  Send Email to slriver     
Thanks Chuck! Does the age of my Montauk ('85) have anything to do with possible mounting problems? Any suggested dealers for the platform part?

Admiral Carolyn will be forever grateful if we can get this sorted out.

Mike

Barry posted 07-28-2000 09:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barry  Send Email to Barry     
I just purchased a 74 Montauk a week ago. Since all I seem to be using it for so far is pulling the kids around the lake (already been out 4 times) I've decided to add a swim platform and ladder.

Which side should I mount it on? I noticed that Chuck's is on the port side. I've typically seen kicker motors on the starboard and this boat had one in that location at one time.

This boat currently has a teak platform across the back so no matter which side you come in you'll step on that. If that platform wasn't there you'd be stepping over the battery on the port side.

Also, any thoughts on whether to go with a BW platform vs third party like a Garelick? The Garelick can be purchased with a two-step Windline but I've already ordered and received the Windline three-step ladder.

In terms of mounting it to the transom I assume I just use large ss screws and 5200?

Thanks,
Barry

triblet posted 07-30-2000 08:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
To slriver: I missed your post first time
around. Ans: get the wood chart for your
boat from BW.

To Barry: BW just used big screws into the
WhalerWood behind the glass. I've had
trouble with these loosening (dive buddies
keep climbing up with all their gear on and
it just isn't made for that), and so have
hogged out a small hockey puck of material
behind the glass and filled that with epoxy.
Then drill into that and big screws again.

Chuck Tribolet

tarbaby posted 07-30-2000 11:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for tarbaby  Send Email to tarbaby     
How about using a bolt with a fender washer and fill the hole with 5200?
triblet posted 07-31-2000 10:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
One was below deck level, so no access to
the back. The other has the motor well in
the way. The hockey puck plug is the
standard way to fix this. See the West
System book. The last one took me about
an hour and half of work. Not a big deal
in then cosmic scale of things.

My problem is that divers keep climbing up
the ladder with all their gear on. It was
made for water skiers, not 300 pounds
(with gear) divers.

Chuck Tribolet
triblet@garlic.com

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