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    2001 Tige 21V new swim platform with custom brackets


    Nicholas Mahoney
    • Year: 2001 Brand: Tige Model / Trim: 21V riders Cost: $0-$249 Installation Shop: myself Platform Type: Fiberglass

    My 2001 tige 21V came with a teak deck that was neglected. End of the season last year, with too many people standing on it, some of the screws were pulled out of the platform and i found some rotted wood. For the time being i fixed the board with resin but was searching for a better option. 

    I found online someone selling a fiberglass swim platform from possibly a Moomba for 75 bucks, bought that, and got to work on making brackets, since the ones it came with would not work for meIMG_2716.jpg.836a87c5c292956e7155cc6ea39f5658.jpg

    I went to my local metals supermarket, and they're always great with listening to my ideas and cutting me things to make work.

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    I also drilled new holes in the transom, and through bolted the platform, plating it on the inside as well with a plate of stainless to distribute the load. the transom is also a few inches thick so no concerns there. I filled the holes with marine sealant as I bolted it as well for a leak free install.58750913908__3D8FF6D5-A190-4015-AFC8-325BDFFC6AED.JPG.fed07144909357ca5f507898f2db567e.JPG58751184544__31B41875-5B53-4485-8888-0B2C59473F6A.JPG.0749ae536232674d53f0eb6d00e8a948.JPGIMG_2781.jpg.1c1d9f25999c09e0fe7be33cc83613cd.jpgIMG_2782.jpg.4b10e58c85085e276d8fce0aa2608b54.jpg

     It could be removable if you undid the lock nuts on the water side of the transom, but I don't plan to take it off i just wanted it rigid. I raised it as high as i could with some HPDE, but do to the shape of the rear of my boat, I wasn't able to go any higher with the brackets and everything. No issues surfing at this height with full ballast and a full crew. 

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    On 4/17/2020 at 3:24 PM, Rugger said:

    Those look great!  Love newly welded, fabricated things.  

    Thanks! I just ordered the stainless tube and associated parts to make my FAE, so I’ll be a post on that after I have it done as well 

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