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  1. #11
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    Its not very large - the end of the bolt probably only comes in contact with 50% of the platform bracket, but its enough to get rid of the slop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian ashton View Post
    Its not very large - the end of the bolt probably only comes in contact with 50% of the platform bracket, but its enough to get rid of the slop.
    Would it be possible for you to remove your swim platform and take a close up picture for me looking down the transom bracket with the set screw in place so that I can see the placement?
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    Are the brackets cast iron or steel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hattrick View Post
    Would it be possible for you to remove your swim platform and take a close up picture for me looking down the transom bracket with the set screw in place so that I can see the placement?
    I can do that, however it won't be until next week - I keep my boat in the water, and I'm not pulling it out until next weekend for a trip. Once I have it on the trailer I'll post up some pics



    Quote Originally Posted by jmvotto View Post
    Are the brackets cast iron or steel?
    They are Aluminum.






    So, the next question is "Are you afraid that you might have degraded the structural integrity of the bracket, by drilling a hole in where there isn't much surface area to start?"

    Answer: Nope. The platform had so much movement before I'd be more worried about the slop giving enough leeway to break the bracket - with the bolt in place I am putting more pressure on the bracket, but eliminating the slamming back and forth, which seems like it would do more damage.

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    I only have slop in my driver side bracket. hmnnn....
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    Ian, guys at lowes were confused ( imagine) the tap size should equal the bolt size right...
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    The tap size will be 3/8-16, the drill bit that comes with it is 1 size smaller. The bolts you want are 3/8-16.

    This is exactly what I used:
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_232576-1083-..._s%3FNtt%3Dtap

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    And something like this for the bolt (the picture is wrong):
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_136090-37672...hex%26page%3D2

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    Exactly waht i bought but it took them 15minutes to tell me waht size tap matches the bolt. I made them take it apart to proof that it fits..

    I bought 3/8 16 1 1/4" ss hex bolts plus the locking nuts 3/8 .

    Thanks for the idea.
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    Another copy cat. I used 1/4-20 1" stainless steel allen head bolts and nylock nuts.
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