26M Swim platform

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MisfitSailers
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Re: 26M Swim platform

Post by MisfitSailers » Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:37 am

We saw this video and a post elsewhere with someone who had a fiberglass swim platform. I would 100% buy this if it were sold somewhere. If anyone finds a lead, please let me know.

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Re: 26M Swim platform

Post by adudinsk » Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:47 am

Also did you see the one guy (non-english YouTube video) that put bow thrusters in his 26M... looking for that one as well.
Did a really nice job.

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Re: 26M Swim platform

Post by OverEasy » Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:32 pm

There was another guy who rigged up a trolling motor in line with his bow line that was able to extend/retract AND steer it via a wireless remote fob.!!!!



And then there are items like the Minkota Auto-Deploy Trolling motors (with extended shaft) coupled with a hand held wireless controller. Some even have GPS position hold options.
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Re: 26M Swim platform

Post by wakataka » Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:14 pm

There's a rather cleverly designed swim platform shown in this video. Fast forward to 6:59 to see it. Not much info other than a few seconds of video.


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Re: 26M Swim platform

Post by adudinsk » Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:35 am

Cool thrusters!
A bit "bulky" with all the tracks etc... but not a bad idea!

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Re: 26M Swim platform

Post by OverEasy » Sun Oct 31, 2021 11:29 am

Something we came across while project window shopping…. Put one on each side of the engine and they could possibly double as dock boarding steps

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Here is another style on the same theme with only one upper hand rail that can be mounted on either side of the platform…


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Just wondering if something like these might provide a viable option improvement over the standard fold down ladder instead of a full wrap around platform….?

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Piddle and Futz
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Re: 26M Swim platform

Post by Piddle and Futz » Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:11 pm

@OverEasy

While I like that solution, wouldn't it interfere with the rudders?

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Re: 26M Swim platform

Post by OverEasy » Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:46 pm

Hi Piddle and Futz

Good point but not necessarily …. It depends on how far outboard to the side you can mount them…

Hanging my head over the stern (while we are still on the water at Lake Champlain VT) it looks like either of the models would clear the rudders on our Mac26X! Particularly if we allowed them to slightly splay out to each side when mounting by not adding any shims to square them up.

Wouldn’t know for absolutely sure without getting out of the water and make a cardboard mock-up (always a good idea for me “before drilling holes” :o :| :? :x :D :wink: not that I’ve ever had a problem….. naw, not me 🙄)

Anyway, with a tape measure hanging off the stern it sure looks feasible 😊😊

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Re: 26M Swim platform

Post by neleus » Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:38 am

We have a similar swim platform on our 26M.

Have a look near the end of this discussion on the Australian Forum.
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=28114

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Re: 26M Swim platform

Post by Piddle and Futz » Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:44 am

Great platform!

Anyone know where we might get one in the states? (or could at least identify the manufacturer/distributor in Australia?)

Would love to have one.

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Re: 26M Swim platform

Post by NathansWay » Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:00 am

I'm based in Perth Western Australia and would also like one of these platforms. If anyone knows where a good place to start looking would be it would be appreciated :)

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