Distance from swim platform to water on 2011 195 Sport

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by Ottawa_Gambin, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Ottawa_Gambin

    Ottawa_Gambin New Member

    10
    Jul 17, 2017
    Ottawa
    2011 SeaRay 195 Sport (Stock)
    4.3L MPI
    I'm wondering if anyone has there boat in the water and can check the distance from the underside of the swim platform to the water for me? Also the size of the lip on the swim platform would be helpful.

    Probably other years would also work. I've checked the Sea Ray archives but the owners manual does not have a dimension for the swim platform to the waterline.

    I'm thinking of installing some manual folding RV steps to the underside that I can pull out to allow my dog to get in and out of the water without me having to lift him in.
     
  2. 2000SR380

    2000SR380 Member

    450
    Feb 17, 2014
    Emeryville, CA
    2005 Sea Ray 280 Sundancer, Express Cruiser
    Two 5.0L Gas Mercruiser V8, B3 Outdrives
    The swim platform to water distance has been discussed a lot on the 280 site. Differing with engines, drives, loads, equipment, and some mystery, something, nobody has figured out. Hopefully someone with a similar year model 195 can give you a rough idea, but I would suggest measuring when your boat is in the water. Loaded and equipped as usual.
    Also, there are some items to check out. Either for design hints or as a solution. Paws Aboard has a dog ladder that works with existing swim steps, And Cabela's has some by "AVERY" and by "Beavertail" that are interesting. We have two 100+ lb Rottweiler/Shepherds, and have been shopping for a similar solution. if you come up with something brilliant and bolt on. please post your solution!
     
  3. Ottawa_Gambin

    Ottawa_Gambin New Member

    10
    Jul 17, 2017
    Ottawa
    2011 SeaRay 195 Sport (Stock)
    4.3L MPI
    The Paws Aboard is nice but on the 195 it would just take up too much room.
    Mine won't be back in the water until April so I was hoping someone in FL or elsewhere might be able to check.

    My plan is to mount square tube to the bottom of the swim platform using a waterproof construction adhesive (so I don't have to drill the platform) and then mount the steps to the tube. That way they can be removed at a later date if I don't need them anymore.

    The Avery and Beavertail are interesting options but I'll have to try and source them here in Canada.
     

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