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glaukopes

where to buy new swim platform for 06 vlx

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glaukopes

short version: Where can I get a new swim platform for the 06 VLX I just bought (with manual wedge door)? Preferrably fiberglass, but I could settle for teak.

long version: I just bought an 06 VLX that originally came with a teak platform. The guy I bought it from replaced the teak platform with a custom made fiberglass platform that has a very rough, sandpaper-like surface. I need to replace the current platform because it will scratch a wakeboard if you do any scooting around or sliding off the edge.

When I bought the boat, I thought I could probably just go back to the teak platform because the seller said he still had it and would include it, but I had not seen it. When I actually got the teak platform I saw that it was missing the manual wedge door (just a hole there, no door or any hardware like hinge or anything) and there's also the remnants of some kind of black non-slip stuff. The black stuff is in terrible shape. A fair bit of it is worn off completely, the rest is worn smooth, and it doesn't look easy to remove. So even if I made and installed a new door, I'm not sure if I could remove the remnants of the non-slip stuff. I'm thinking maybe I'd just rather buy a whole new platform. I would prefer fiberglass, because teak requires maintenance. But a teak platform would still be better than what I have right now.

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Bawshogg

They pop up in the classifieds from time to time, But beyond that.....Dealer Item. Keep in mind depending on model, they can get over a grand.

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gary brooke

lol, i wish i was turning an extra profit. right now its just an expensive shelf in my garage

i think i have it listed on here also, i also have a bimini top and tower speakers all for illusion x tower

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jb 156

Could you get a pad to put on top of the rough surface of the fiberglass platform you already have? Like one from: http://www.seadek.com/. Might save you quite a bit of $$$.

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Mrsamman

Teakworld is the one that originally made the teak one, I got a new one 2 yrs ago for $430 including shipping, might be a little more now.

If the teak one is in good shape, you could strip off the paint or coating and then refinish. Teakworld could make you a door and get the hardware from them.

Scott

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