Skiing Ski King

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Skiing Ski King

Postby AMPlas » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:53 pm

couldnt find any post about this, but might have looked for the wrong words; how to reinforce or make the transom suitable for actual towing of a skier? and also some platform of any kind (can be small) for the skier to get on board again. am planning the build now and would like to plan this bit ahead if needed during the frame construction.
its a Ski King i am planning on.

thanks for your advice

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Re: Skiing Ski King

Postby DaveLott » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:20 am

For a platform. That is not an issue at all.

I built mine using detachable mounts. The mounts are bolted thru the transom using 4 3/8" bolts (2 per side). I had to do no reinforcement since I bolted into the motor stringers. I suggest the same. The carriage bolts are 6" long. My platform easily weighs 60#. I had no trouble last weekend stepping from the dock to the platform with my whole 250#. So the mounting is plenty strong

Regarding ski tow. Are you planning on using a pylon or the tie down eyes on the transom?. If you use the tie downs, I would back block the eyes with 1" solid wood that is tied to the frames on both sides. If you use a pylon, buy it first so you can see how to block the framing in on the floor for the brackets.
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Re: Skiing Ski King

Postby AMPlas » Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:51 pm

thanks fo the suggestions.
would you happen to have a picture of the platform you have made? dont quite get the concept of "detachable mounts"

will make some solid wood reinforcement to the transom to bolt the tiedown eyes on

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Re: Skiing Ski King

Postby BruceDow » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:41 am

AMPlas

Dave has done a great job documenting his build.

Follow the web link in his signature line to get to his website. I am sure there are pictures of the swim platform there.
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Re: Skiing Ski King

Postby DaveLott » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:51 am

AMPlas wrote:thanks fo the suggestions.
would you happen to have a picture of the platform you have made? dont quite get the concept of "detachable mounts"

will make some solid wood reinforcement to the transom to bolt the tiedown eyes on

AMPlas



here you go

http://www.boatwoodwork.com/brackets.html

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Re: Skiing Ski King

Postby AMPlas » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:42 am

wow, that looks really nice.
will have to ship them all the way to Kenya, but seems to be worth it.
let me think about it.

THANKS!

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Re: Skiing Ski King

Postby jaykal » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:22 pm

Hi all,
I know this is an old thread.... but....
anyone have any idea how much the stern "sinks" with one person on a platform like this?

I had the same sort of design thought, would be nice for getting in and out of the boat if you are pulling a skier/tube, or just hanging out at a sandbar.
Thanks - Jay

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Re: Skiing Ski King

Postby jaykal » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:45 am

Just giving it one more poke before I move on :)
Curious if anyone has experience on how much movement or "sink" you get with a platform like this on the Ski King. Just an average/guess is fine.

Thanks
Jay

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Re: Skiing Ski King

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:06 am

Just a guess! But, 3 to 4 inches. I've only seen Dwain Colten's, The Skiiiiiiii Kiiiinnnggg, boat. Great Boat!

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