Swim Platform

Discussion in 'Installation Photos/Specs' started by susanandlance, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Has anyone had any experience with an extended platform other than swimplatforms.com?
     
  2. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    No, but I highly recommend www.swimplatforms.com! I put one on my 270 and have one on order for my 310 as we speak. Hoping to install early April.
     
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  3. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    Long Island. N.Y.
    2005 500DB
    Furuno Tztouch2 12” MFD x2
    Furuno NXT radar
    Furuno Navpilot
    QSM11's,
    Honda 30HP
    Sea Doo 90 HP H.O.
    +1 swimplatforms.com my 36DB looked factory great product and great to work with.
    Why are you looking at other companies? Did you get a quote from swimplatforms.com?
     
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  4. Three Seasons

    Three Seasons New Member

    18
    Jun 10, 2009
    Minnetonka
    290 Sundancer 2006 Twin
    Twin 5.0 Bravo 3
    Yes, Great to work with and great quality. Takes too long to get but worth every $$.
    I have installed 2 290SS & 290SD
     
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  5. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Question for your proponents of swimplatforms.com - can you share ballpark costs for the platforms you've had made and whether or not they generally installed with existing hardware, existing holes in the hull?

    Someday in the future I wouldn't mind considering such a project. I'd love another 12-18" on the back of mine...
     
  6. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    The one for my 310 is $3000 plus any options. You have to drill all new holes... I think this one will take 10-15 new holes.
     
  7. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I had a local guy make one for my boat and I'm 110% happy with the results. A big plus for the way he did it was that he did it with the boat in the water. No haulout fees involved.

    I had a bid from swimplatforms.com of $3,000 plus shipping.

    The guy did mine did it for $2.500 total cost. The only other cost was I had to buy the rub rail.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    I had swimplatforms.com do my 97 250 DA, it was sweet but HATED the SS tubing that was used for support, my 2001 280 DA had factory platform with none of those cheap SS tubes underneath
     
  9. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    274
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    My DA 250 platform from swimplatforms.com had no such tubing. Very clean install. Just a few holes, bolts, caulk. Easy job w/fantastic results. Highly recommend.
     
  10. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    The swimplatforms.com that I put on the 270 did not have the SS tube supports, but the 310 version will.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
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  11. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Jim, The one for the 36DB has the poles too, not too crazy about that, that's why I was looking elsewhere. beautiful 310 BTW
     
  12. jrybak

    jrybak Dock Holiday PLATINUM Sponsor

    122
    Feb 11, 2019
    Lake Ozark, MO
    92' Sundancer 370
    7.4L Mercruisers
    Just had one from swim platform .com installed on my 370DA, no down rods:
     
  13. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    My 25DA had 4 tubes, swimplatforms.com, and the one they want to put on my 36DB has those poles as well
     
  14. Outlaw Dave

    Outlaw Dave New Member

    19
    Apr 30, 2018
    SoCal
    2007 380 Sundancer
    8.1's
    Finally got the new swim platform (contemporary fiberglass) installed and boat launched... ready for the h30 and RIB... IMG_0532.jpg
     
  15. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    That is too bad, my 270 did not have any supports. Now on the 36 DB you may want that support for a dinghy back there, I would anyway. Why do you not want them? I have them on my 3870 platform and feel good they provide extra support, it is rated to hold 900 pounds. Probably would not if not for the supports.

    MM
     
  16. wyrman

    wyrman Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    974
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    I would be very cautious with Contemporary Fiberglass. I had a swim platform made by them a few years ago, and the quality was so bad, and they refused to make it right, that I had to sue them in small claims court.
    I won the case, and they were pretty bitter, they actually put "fu" on the check memo section.
     
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  17. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Why is it so small? I have not seen one that narrow before.

    MM
     
  18. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    That is very unprofessional. Wow!

    MM
     
  19. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Was wondering that myself... swimplatforms.com would have been the width of the factory platform.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  20. wyrman

    wyrman Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    974
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    1994 18' Bluewater bowrider
    You don't even know the half of it Mike.
    It was a real pain in the rear time dealing with them.
    Things did turn out good though, because I eventually bought from Swimplatforms.com, and the two didn't even compare to each other. That's in the product quality, and customer service area.
     

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