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  1. #1
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    Default Swim Platform Weight Capacity

    Does anyone know the weght capacity of the swim platform on a 2006 LSV? I had 13 people out in the LSV this weekend and at one point, there were about 6 people standing on the platform at one time. Granted, a few of those were kids but it made me wonder how much weight it can hold before something gives. If anyone has asked this question of their dealer or SC and has gotten an answer, please share. I searched and didn't see anything on the forum. Thanks.

    On a positive note, my boat was really put to good use this weekend. We took two of the neighbors and their families out so we had a total of 5 adults and 8 kids on the boat. Was a super hot day in Portland (mid-90's) and water temp at the lake was 75 so was a great day to be on the water. Too rough to do anything but tube and swim but everyone had a grand time. We did get some surfing in late in the day after most boats had left and the surf wake with 12 people on the boat was awesome! I took my daughter out to surf with me again and when two of her same-age girlfriends saw that, they wanted to go as well so I took each one out as well. Got up the first time and was able to throw the rope in and freeride with each of the girls. They loved it, as did their parents

    Even with that many people and packing lunch and drinks for everyone, the LSV had plenty of strorage space so we didn't have to keep anything out on the floor or the seats. Granted, we didn't use any ballast (except when we surfed) so that helped.
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    I have an 08 LSV and I did ask my dealer in Salt Lake last year when we bought it. I really can't remember what he said, but I have 300lbs in my head for some reason. I could be way off, so correct me if I am wrong, guys (as I know you will ).
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    I've had over 500 lbs on my 09 LSV swim deck when I took it out for the first time. This prompted me to ask my dealer about weight limits and they just laughed saying I could pile as many people as can fit on the deck with no worries. That said, I ask my passengers to keep it at two adults or three kids at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T_M View Post
    This prompted me to ask my dealer about weight limits and they just laughed saying I could pile as many people as can fit on the deck with no worries. .
    yeah right.... I think your rule of 2 is good.
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    I would think there is a much different weight in and out of water. As in the water the water is actually helping support the weight and out of the water all the weight is right on the deck.

    Ive never got a straight answer eighter although i would never do this but last week i saw an older Master Craft with a jet ski strapped on the swim deck being pulled by a motor-home.
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    [QUOTE=mmandley;111004]I would think there is a much different weight in and out of water. As in the water the water is actually helping support the weight and out of the water all the weight is right on the deck.

    I agree. The bouyancy provided by the water may allow you to support more weight. How much weight? not sure. I've had 3 teens on my platform (150# x 3 =450) and it seems fine.
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    Default Re: Swim Platform Weight Capacity

    Quote Originally Posted by bergermaister View Post
    Thread revival time-

    I'm debating getting one monster new cooler the size of a coffin or 2 large ones for our longer camp trips. The monster when loaded is definitely a 2 person haul, maybe even 3... So basically there's no way it would be making it into the boat. If anywhere it would ride on the swim platform both down the road and/or across the water until we reach our destination.

    I already have another large one and a few smaller, just thinking it would be nice to have the big one for the big trips. But once its loaded man that sucker would be a PITA to move.

    Wondering if the swim platform would be up to the challenge of holding that kind of weight.
    I always put my cooler back there for long trips... especially now that the tailgate on my new truck comes up to my chin.
    Should be fine. Don't forget to tie it down.


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    I would be careful about going over the 300lb limit, You have to remember in the water the Water is supporting a lot of that weight.

    When your not in the water the stern of the boat is supporting all the weight.

    I have seen a jet ski on the back of a boat swim deck but that doesn't mean i would do it LOL.
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    1. I would not want a cooler that was too big to move by myself. That's why they make wheeled ones.

    2. If you do set out on this fool's errand, when you tie it to the swim platform also make a harness to stretch to somewhere higher like the pylon and suspend some of the weight from there.

    3. Be careful going over potholes, speedbumps, etc.
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    Default Re: Swim Platform Weight Capacity

    Those swim platforms barely float themselves, no way the water is supporting it. 3-4 adults on my platform , that's +/- 700lbs. I don't think a 100lb cooler would make a bit of difference.

    I usually tie it to the lifting eyes on the rear, or to the grab handle above the platform.
    Last edited by newty; 08-16-2013 at 11:24 AM.


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