Adding swim platform to FV270

WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 683Member ✭✭✭
Looking at adding a platform to our 2000 FV270 for next season. I like the top mount designs for a clean entry and am currently looking at two companies in Canada and swimplatforms.com in the US, but with the dollar right now, pricing would be a factor. I am also a little limited by the available slips at our marina and don't wish to move, so I might be stuck at around 36" from transom overall. Otherwise the bow sticks too far into the channel.
Interested in opinions/experiences of others, particularly 270 owners that have gone down the road before. Things to watch for? Any changes to performance, handling, getting on plane etc? 
"Knot Quite Shore"

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  • diggin2day1diggin2day1 Long Island, NYPosts: 920Member ✭✭✭
    I used swimplatforms.com for my Maxum 2400scr a few years ago and it was an awesome product. Fit and finish was excellent and it transformed the boat. Total overall length of it was 36"... so with the overlap of the factory 1' platform, it only extended the boat by 2'
  • Lake_BumLake_Bum Flagstaff, AZ Posts: 237Member ✭✭✭
    For my 232, I brought the boat directly to the guys at swimplatforms.com and had them build a custom 45" deep, on top style for my boat. It absolutely is the best upgrade I've ever done to any of my boats! 
    2000 Captiva 232 
  • rinker270nbrinker270nb Posts: 90Member ✭✭
    Swimplatforms.com did mine, best money spent. I think mine is a bit larger and higher than the factory unit. Zero affects on performance, zero drag, and very sturdy. A big difference in usable space and a lot safer than the catwalk.  LMK if you want pics.
  • diggin2day1diggin2day1 Long Island, NYPosts: 920Member ✭✭✭
    @rinker270nb - what year is your FV270? Any pictures of the swim platform? 
  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 683Member ✭✭✭
    @rinker270nb - what year is your FV270? Any pictures of the swim platform? 
    Yep. Pics if you got em. How deep did you go?
    "Knot Quite Shore"
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 1,784Member ✭✭✭✭
    This is pic of 03 , it is factory 32 inch which is great, Not sure what the back of  2000 looks like, If you have a choice, try and get it up high as you can, easier to step up and down from the dock, as well as this location is only 1/2 inch about the water. 

    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • F1100F1100 Lake SimcoePosts: 166Member ✭✭
    I have one on order for my 300 vee from http://yourswimplatforms.com/Gallery/yourpicturespage.html
    1993 300 FIESTA VEE TWIN 5.7L ALPHA GEN 2
  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 683Member ✭✭✭
    That's one I was investigating. Located over in Port Perry apparently. The other Canadian one I was checking out was in Quebec at 
    http://lescompositesmabernard.com/nautical-division/platforms/
    A Doral owner at our marina had them build a HUGE platform (about 10 feet wide and 5 feet deep) that looks really well constructed.
    Both outfits were at the Toronto Boat Show last year, hoping they'll be there this year so I can talk with them. Just not sure about timelines if I wait until then. @F1100 ; what kind of lead/delivery time are you expecting?

    "Knot Quite Shore"
  • F1100F1100 Lake SimcoePosts: 166Member ✭✭
    mine is on order and will be delivered Mar 9, I have my boat out this winter getting some other stuff done to it, so will be installed in the spring

    its a 9ft 6, with swim ladder and garb handle with bbq mount ..matched to gel coat
    1993 300 FIESTA VEE TWIN 5.7L ALPHA GEN 2
  • rinker270nbrinker270nb Posts: 90Member ✭✭
    Mines a 1999 270.  Here's an on-forum pic, it sets on top of the original catwalk and sits pretty high, in a good way!

    Scroll Down to picture, Chase N Grace....

    http://rinkerboats.vanillaforums.com/discussion/comment/85689#Comment_85689
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 765Member ✭✭✭
    Swimplatforms.com
    awesome and best accessory ever purchased 
  • F1100F1100 Lake SimcoePosts: 166Member ✭✭
    if you are in the usa ...yes... however in Canada its another story

    1993 300 FIESTA VEE TWIN 5.7L ALPHA GEN 2
  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 683Member ✭✭✭
    Thanks @rinker270nb, good pic, essentially what I'm looking for.

    I will give swimplatforms.com full marks for getting back to me with a very detailed and very quick quote. I e-mailed late last night and got an answer by noon today, our time, so considering they are in Phoenix, they got on it first thing.
    Was quoted $1695 for the platform, $98 for crating, $376 for shipping and $63 if shipping to a non-commercial address. So total is $2232 US. With today's exchange it'd be $2785CDN.
    But....taxes, duties and broker fees are not included and are my responsibility. Conservatively, I'd have to estimate at least another $500, so about $3285 in Canuck bucks......
    One of the two Canadian companies replied, but said that they didn't have a template for my year/model. They have offered to give me an approximate quote based on a pic of my boat, the width and length of existing platform and the size of the new platform I'd like. And if it looks good, they have an installer that's going to be in the area in about two weeks on another job that could come and do the template after which I get a hard price. Might investigate this further.
    "Knot Quite Shore"
  • rinker270nbrinker270nb Posts: 90Member ✭✭
    Let me know ow if you want add'l pics. I broke the strap for the ladder and swimplatforms.com sent me another, no problem. Their service has been great!
  • F1100F1100 Lake SimcoePosts: 166Member ✭✭
    the guys in port perry just drove over and measured mine(they did not have a template either), was pretty easy. they will deliver it to my marina as well, plus they are local , so big plus IMO

    the total cost was under 3000, so cheaper than the USA company as well.
    1993 300 FIESTA VEE TWIN 5.7L ALPHA GEN 2
  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 683Member ✭✭✭
    And I would think the platform for your 300 would be a bit bigger. If I don't hear back from them by the end of the week I'll give them a shout. 
    "Knot Quite Shore"
  • gackgack Long Island, NYPosts: 230Member ✭✭✭
    Just saw that a 2002 270FV swim platform was just listed on EBay for anyone looking for one.  Current bid is $150.

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