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chawk610
04-24-2012, 01:11 PM
Hey guys... I always have the swimdeck on when I pull the boat. The thought periodically crosses my mind that someone might not see it and run into it at a light or something. Who takes the swim deck off when trailering?

Casey

chawk610
04-24-2012, 01:12 PM
LMFAO Oh... that's a WONDERFUL avatar... looks just like me. Thanks mods! :)

bergermaister
04-24-2012, 01:19 PM
I'd say it's a PITA to take on and off - I'd rather take my chances leaving it on. I take mine off for winter storage - that's it.

If I got rearended by a car they'd probably slide up under it and hit the trailer/hull and we'd be talking some serious other damage. If it were a truck or something bigger it may be a direct contact with the platform. Either way somebody's going to be paying for some really nice improvements to my boat!

chawk610
04-24-2012, 01:53 PM
Good enough point I reckon... but that would have you out of commision for a while... I am still waiting on my truck, I imagine a boat would take way longer to fix!

New Guy
04-24-2012, 01:59 PM
I only take it off to get it in the garage and that is a pia to do.

Where do you put it when you trailer?

chawk610
04-24-2012, 02:11 PM
I roll with it on... mine has to come off to get in the garage as well. Taking it on and off doesn't seem that bad to me, but I have to hook up with 8" drop, pull out of garage, drop and switch hitches.

KG's Supra24
04-24-2012, 02:11 PM
Perhaps you should hang an orange flag on it so they will see it

jpetty3023
04-24-2012, 02:35 PM
What if a chipmunk crossed the road and you swerve to miss it. While your swerving to miss the little munk an 18 wheeler carrying melted chocolate t-bones your boat and it's now a chocolate covered LS.....

Don't sweat the small stuff. If you get rear ended the swim platform is the least of your worries. Not enough hours in the day to worry bout small stuff Chawk

dusty2221
04-24-2012, 02:39 PM
Spray paint it bright red.

kaneboats
04-24-2012, 02:56 PM
I always remove mine to get in the garage. I attach it before towing and strap it down to the trailer so it doesn't wobble around. I think it helps a lot as others have had issues with their brackets. Just putting a little tension on it so it doesn't flop keeps the holes from rounding out and creating more slop.

dusty2221
04-24-2012, 03:02 PM
Just putting a little tension on it so it doesn't flop keeps the holes from rounding out and creating more slop.

That's what I tell Drew's mom.

chawk610
04-24-2012, 03:09 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Jesus LMFAO

sandm
04-24-2012, 03:47 PM
I usually use the big orange home depot flags hanging from mine, especially when coming home as you never know if the guy behind you was the drunk loading his boat at the ramp :)

wolfeman131
04-24-2012, 07:50 PM
That's what I tell Drew's mom.

Well played, Sir. Well played.

rdlangston13
04-24-2012, 08:11 PM
That's what I tell Drew's mom.


thats funny right there

deerfield
04-24-2012, 10:13 PM
Who takes the swim deck off when trailering?


I do. Only take a minute. Rides in the back of the Suburban when towing to or from the ramp. Probably not necessary, but hoping the extra effort over time keeps the brackets securely mounted and swim platform from coming loose.

viking
04-24-2012, 10:55 PM
Always tow with mine on. Used to take it off to get it into the garage and then back on again to get to the lake. But now I will leave it on for good as I can just back it into the shop :) No more folding the tower either. This year is gonna be sweet!!

jpetty3023
04-24-2012, 11:26 PM
Greatest feeling ever Viking. It was a great day when I moved from a short storage unit and having to fold the tower to the big unit and leavin it up and ready to launch!! Enjoy


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rdlangston13
04-24-2012, 11:56 PM
I've convinced myself that once the boat is paid for I will be moving to a larger unit also


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wolfeman131
04-25-2012, 01:11 AM
You guys will finally get on Dusty Mom's mailing list when you get a big unit, like me. :)

Cigars n scotch
04-25-2012, 11:50 AM
If someone were to run into your swim deck then they're way too f'ing close anyway and would have just rear-ended you anyway.

I tow with mine on. But now kane has me thinking about putting a strap on it to prevent it bouncing. I'll have to take a look at the brackets and mounts this weekend a little further and see if anythings changed in two years of towing.

kaneboats
04-25-2012, 12:04 PM
It doesn't take much. Just a little bitty ratchet strap from the corner of the support tied down to the trailer -- I hook it to the back end of the hook in my tie down strap and then cinch it down. Be careful on the way home though. Sometimes the boat shifts forward 3/4" to a full inch and the straps hang loose. Have to stop and tighten them up sometimes.

WaterBullDawg1980
04-25-2012, 12:53 PM
That's what I tell Drew's mom.

I'm not even sure why that is so filthy but it made me laugh while I was on a conference call.

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KG's Supra24
04-25-2012, 02:15 PM
Why not tighten the platform so it doesn't bounce?

chawk610
04-25-2012, 02:23 PM
hmmm... guess a shim of some sort could be wedged in there... good thinking. Does Supra have the same set up?

wolfeman131
04-25-2012, 02:25 PM
Go with the set screw idea Ian did. I noticed my Mojo had them from the factory. If we get to the lake this weekend, I'll post pics.

sandm
04-25-2012, 02:28 PM
^^ I wanna do that mod as well. supras have the same bracket that moomba's do... at least up until 2010. don't know after that..

dusty2221
04-25-2012, 02:29 PM
http://www.homedepot.com/buy/lumber-composites-shims-wood-shingles/8-in-shim-it-composite-shim-135914.html

That's what I used. All it takes is one per side. It keeps my platform rock solid. Push it down in between the platform bracket and the bracket on the boat and break it off down low once it's nice and tight. You will never even know its there once you finish.

wolfeman131
04-25-2012, 02:33 PM
break it off down low once it's nice and tight.

reminds me of my date with your Mom last week.

bzubke1
04-25-2012, 02:33 PM
The new moomba's and supra's have the set screw and there is no slop.

chawk610
04-25-2012, 02:35 PM
hmm, mine is removed and put back on a lot. I think I shall find some sort os rubber alternative that can be re-used. Thanks for the idea.

chawk610
04-25-2012, 02:36 PM
The new moomba's and supra's have the set screw and there is no slop.

Is the set screw a quick release thing as well?? Dang, I need to see one.

chawk610
04-25-2012, 02:37 PM
reminds me of my date with your Mom last week.


Man guys... how long has this "mom" defacing been going on? :)

wolfeman131
04-25-2012, 02:39 PM
looks like some pics are missing, but this may help

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?14534-How-To-Eliminate-Your-Swim-Platform-Rattle-Slop...&highlight=screw

wolfeman131
04-25-2012, 02:40 PM
Man guys... how long has this "mom" defacing been going on? :)

not long enough that it no longer makes us laugh. all in good fun!

jpetty3023
04-25-2012, 02:49 PM
Do momma jokes ever get old thu. This thing could really go on till the 20th anniversary and still be funny

chawk610
04-25-2012, 03:11 PM
True... I do enjoy the jabs!

dusty2221
04-25-2012, 03:13 PM
Chawk, I remove my platform on occasion with no problem. The shims come right out with the platform and can be popped right back down between the brackets. Get the composite ones, not the wood ones.

wolfeman131
04-25-2012, 03:14 PM
that's all you got to say?

chawk610
04-25-2012, 03:16 PM
Oh SH*t, I saw the wooden ones... got it. I am def looking for something quick and easy.OK GUYS.... GO!

jpetty3023
04-25-2012, 03:38 PM
I am def looking for something quick and easy.OK GUYS.... GO!

OK I'll play, that's what your momma said

kaneboats
04-25-2012, 03:40 PM
'Cept it was hard to understand her on account of the fact she has no teeth-- but that's why we all love her.

jpetty3023
04-25-2012, 03:49 PM
That and she uses mouth wash! Chawk, your moms don't be careful she may take dusty's momma's job here as a public servant.