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seasled posted 08-18-2003 06:40 PM ET (US)   Profile for seasled   Send Email to seasled  
Has any one mounted a swim platform on a outrage 18? I bought a Garelick poly platform,and the inner bolt holes will catch the plywood in the transom, but the outer two don't even touch the other side.I know I'll have to shim the other side, but what about fastening it? Also if anyone has install just a swim ladder. thanks seasled
Jamie 20 outrage posted 08-18-2003 10:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jamie 20 outrage  Send Email to Jamie 20 outrage     
I just installed a garelick aluminum 4 step 'T' ladder. I mounted it high on the transom and through bolted it. I spent the extra bucks and bought the bracket that has the lower cross bolt made of nylon. This is in case I drive off with the ladder down, no damage. Of course, now that I have it I probably wont do it. I had to extra shim it so it would hang proper since my transom has reverse sheer. We dive and it couldnt be better.
TomNMiami posted 08-19-2003 10:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for TomNMiami  Send Email to TomNMiami     
I have the Gerlick poly platform that you describe on my 19' Outrage. It was installed when new by a whaler dealer in NY. They throughbolted the stbd upper bracket through the transom, the stbd lower is screwed into the transom with a 2" #10 SS screw. The dealer's approach to resolving the port side attachment was to install a standard inspection port on the curve of the transom interior, hollowing out the foam until access could be gained to throughbolt both the upper and lower screws.

I don't think I would recommend this approach b/c I am not a fan of this type of invasiveness, but that was the way the dealer choose to attack it.

BTW...I don't have any shims.

Regards,
Tom

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