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Vettesetter

swim platform weight limits

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Vettesetter

I'm wanting to get a standup PWC, but would like to somehow to have it on the boat trailer or swim platform for transportation to and from the lake.

Has anyone put a small standup PWC, on the swim platform. Would it handle the weight, they are under 300 lbs. Or, what about a dual hitch receiver with a modified bike carrier so the ski sits up at the hitch area?

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SunriseH2OSkier

No way I'd do that to the swim platform. I'm only 190, and can feel the flex of my platform when the boat is floating in the water. Can't imagine how bad it would be with the boat sitting on a much firmer trailer. I think you'd be much better off with the dual hitch receiver approach. Seems like I recently saw a rig on here that was set up that way. I'll have to see if I can find it...

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SunriseH2OSkier

Here it is. A bit more extreme than you are looking for, but you get the idea...

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68Slalom

That just doesn't look right, and there may be times where you would run out of ramp (concrete) when water levels are at the lowest points causing some grief at times as I see it.

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skyskier

My 2004 had gel coat cracks around the platform brackets without ever hauling anything on the platform. I vote no.

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68Slalom

I would have a custom removal extension made to fit your trailer so the jet/sea doo sits under the platform unless you have a wedge :whistle:

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chadwick02

Nope, I wouldnt do it. I know for a fact that the platform on my boat can hold way over 300 lbs when floating in the water, but no way would i put more than a few pounds (I've never left anything on it) while bumping down the road on a trailer. It is cantilevered way too far off the back of the boat.

Get on of these? Just watch out for low bridges...

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MalibuTime

Here it is. A bit more extreme than you are looking for, but you get the idea...

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Ohh, I bet towing that handles like a dream. :rofl:

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Living the Dream

Find a friend with a pickup truck. Put in in the bed of the truck. :biggrin: Have him follow you to the lake.

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shawndoggy

what about a front hitch and one of those cargo trays?

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C28

I have always liked this solution

Remove the swim deck, Have a welding shop make a removable bracket that uses 2 hitch receivers welded on the trailer by the lights and holds the ski and the platform in the vertical position while towing and once the ski is launched the bracket comes off so the boat can by launched.

I had a drawing once but I have misplaced it

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Vettesetter

I have always liked this solution

Remove the swim deck, Have a welding shop make a removable bracket that uses 2 hitch receivers welded on the trailer by the lights and holds the ski and the platform in the vertical position while towing and once the ski is launched the bracket comes off so the boat can by launched.

I had a drawing once but I have misplaced it

Why not just beef up the platform by adding 2 or more brackets, then the ski would be on the boat without any hassle.

Edited by Joe Hollywood

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