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Starboard question(s)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:43 am    Post subject: Starboard question(s) Reply with quote

While the boat is home for the winter I want to do a project I didn't get to last year. I want to pull my teak swim platform off(don't worry, not throwing it out),. and replace with Starboard. Now for the questions...

1/2" or 3/4 be best?

Should I go with the non-skid(most of it's use is to hold a large cooler(fish box), but may add a flip-down ladder later

Will it be okay solid, or will it affect handling, say in a following sea. Haven't decided on 1 piece, or cut in slats like the teak. I think in slats, rounded off and routed would look the best.

Last, best place to buy around MHC or get it online?

Any advice appreciated!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're going to place a lot of weight on it, I would go 1" unless you have a frame for support across the entire span. I would think slats instead of solid just for water to drain off and less weight on your transom. There are several sites that can cut to dimension on a CNC machine making a nice finished product. Boatoutfitters.com is one such site. I have used them for small projects that required a nice finished edge. If you do it yourself, the stuff is pretty easy to work with.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd think you need non-skid for sure.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd go non skid. Remember that it has to be mechanically fastened.  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with everyone above. Yes, you need the slots. A swim platform in an overtaking following, or breaking sea in an inlet, acts like a break when submerged fighting the reserve buoyancy of the transom as it tries to lift. 99% of the time it wouldn't matter much. It's that 1% that gets interesting sometimes. You can make a template and cut it out with a router with a cutoff bit. But as Rdkvet said CNC is really the way to go.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice guys! I think I'll measure each slat(when the ice melts eek) , and check Boatoutfitters versus me buying a whole sheet and then having it cut/routed. I'm sure there's would look better and may be close in $.

Thanks again! wtg
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stu,

Before you spend $, calculate the weight!!! That stuff is heavy.
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