Last year I refinished the teak (Iroko actually) platform on my 23V and it came out OK but the wood was starting to rot a bit and the color was darker than I wanted.
After riding behind Allfab's boat and talking with him about his platform I decided to make another one. I've always been a fan of wood platforms, I wish they still put them on new boats. IMO it adds a classy nostalgic touch that fiberglass doesn't have.
It's modeled after the 24VE platform and is a good bit bigger than the stock one.
Counter intuitive for surfing it seems but his works really well, it actually helps shape the wave rather than just ride above it.
You can see the shape and size difference here
I ordered about 50bdft of 5/4 Mahogany from my lumber supplier and planed it down.
Straight lined the pieces (you can use a router jig, a track saw, or a joiner to do this as well)
Then sanded them smooth (bot not too smooth, I stick with 80 grit and below so they aren't slippery in the water)
I put a 1/4" roundover down the length of each board but forgot to take pictures of that.
Then lay it out and mark out your cuts
Once your satisfied with the layout screw it all together, taking care to keep screws out of where you're going to cut.
From there just cut it out. I used the old platform to trace the curve from the boat, and the plywood platform template from @Allfab to to rough out the shape. I went a little more geometric than the curves he has which will probably be a hindrance to my wave lol but I like the look.
And then you roundover the edges, and sand the cuts and oil the sucker.
Mohogany is an oily tropical hardwood so it doesn't take much oil.
Start to finish roughly 3-4 hours.