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  • Malibu Swim Step bracket replacement.


    TimbrSS
    • Year: 2006 Brand: Malibu Model / Trim: 247 LSV Cost: $250-$499 Platform Type: Fiberglass

    The swim platform on my 247 was loose. The original aluminum brackets had worn out, allowing the platform to move about 3-4" up and down as the waves would hit the boat. It was pretty annoying.

    You can see the gap here. The aluminum was originally anodized to help protect it, but mine was worn out.

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    I contemplated making my own brackets, or simply running a bolt through the step side bracket, but ultimately  I decided to upgrade to the newer stainless brackets from the newer model boats, thinking it would be a simple bolt on repair. It would be expensive, but I thought it would save time. I was wrong. I ended up having to modify the new brackets to match my current holes in the boat.  I used bracket #4724222 (from Andrew at Bakes)

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    To finish off the project, I removed the old black rubber pad on the swim step, and replaced with a seadek pad. The new equipment looks much better, and  platform is still solid after 3 years.

     

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    @TimbrSS that bracket page with part numbers is golden. Could you measure from bottom of platform to top of wedge bracket forme if you get a chance. @Rugger this is where I stole the pump bracket placement from! 

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    Those swim brackets look great... I almost did the same.  Shadetreefab ... yeah I saw timbrss ballast pump bracket too in the other project.   Great solution 

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    Have and 08 wakesetter,  wear is the same, my welder says he can re machine brackets, question:  can't remove the hull side bracket, is this a bolt nut arrangement where I have to remove carpet to get to nut ?   I notice the carpet seems well glued on ?  how did you put back in place,  thanks  ?

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    I removed my brackets as well. Yes you should be able to pull back the carpet to access from the inside.  Think they were 1/2” fine thread bolts.   Can then use 3m adhesive spray or something similar to make it stick.  

    Post your modified brackets please! That’s a common problem.  

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