transom gate and swim platform

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Re: transom gate and swim platform

Postby bcassedy » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:43 am

Jeboniface,

Thanks for posting the pics. Nice work and great detail. Did you need to special order the aluminum channel across the top of the gate?

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Re: transom gate and swim platform

Postby jeboniface » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:14 pm

bcassedy wrote:Jeboniface,

Thanks for posting the pics. Nice work and great detail. Did you need to special order the aluminum channel across the top of the gate?

Bill


I carefully removed the original channel and simply cut it with a hacksaw and reinstalled it. The gate is 1/2 in. thick and the transom is just under 1/2 in so it slipped right on. one screw and one snap on the back edge holds it in place.

@metalhead - The plastic is 1/2 in thick and not starboard. It has a slightly textured surface and is slightly translucent. Some light goes through. I bought it at a local plastics manufacturer, the same place that made me new smoked flybridge wind deflectors. I don't recall what it's called but it's identical to the plastic cutting boards you can buy anywhere. In hindsight I should have gone with starboard. I like the texture. The piece on the deck doesn't get slick when it's wet.

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Re: transom gate and swim platform

Postby CallMeCaptain87 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:55 pm

Jeboniface,

Did you mount the swim platform at the same height above the water line as the original or did you raise it at all? Planning on building one for the 37 out of aluminum. Haven't decided where to locate it yet.
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Re: transom gate and swim platform

Postby jeboniface » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:44 pm

CallMeCaptain87 wrote:Jeboniface,

Did you mount the swim platform at the same height above the water line as the original or did you raise it at all? Planning on building one for the 37 out of aluminum. Haven't decided where to locate it yet.



It's at the same height. As stated before, I was concerned that at that height it might hit the water when coming up on plane but it doesn't. As an added bonus, it provides a little insulation to the exhaust note.

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Re: transom gate and swim platform

Postby bill » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:34 pm

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If anyone is interested,and has face book. I posted some pictures of a 1991 34' Marquis with a transom door installed by the factory on the Marinette site.
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