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Anyone!

I need to put a swim platform on a Beneteau First 345. The stern slants at about 60 degrees from vertical and currently has two tube steps down to the swim ladder that folds into the water. I need a place to sit to put on snorkel gear and a ladder in and out of the water. Ideas, source, thoughts....anything

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Here''s one idea if the LINK works:
http://www.sailboatowners.com/upload/display.tpl?folder=73127065966&fno=17
This is a friend''s solution on his Hunter 37-Cutter. If the link does not work you can find it in the "Photo Forum" archives over on "www.hunterowners.com".
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1984 Beneteau First 345

I JUST BOUGHT A 1984 BENETEAU FIRST 345. IT HAS THE SAME TRANSOM INCLINATION (ABOUT 30 DEGREES FROM THE VERTICAL).
I TRIED TO ACCESS THE WEB ADDRESS BELOW, NO LUCK.
COULD YOU INFORM ABOUT OTHER WEB PAGES OR ANY COMPANY THAT SUPPLY OR MANUFACTURE AN AFT SWIM/DIVE PLATFORM OF THAT SAILBOAT MODEL.

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Here''s one idea if the LINK works:
http://www.sailboatowners.com/upload...7065966&fno=17
This is a friend''s solution on his Hunter 37-Cutter. If the link does not work you can find it in the "Photo Forum" archives over on "www.hunterowners.com".
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Cliff,
I've seen two options. One where a fairly good glass man added a sugar scoop swim platform to a 30 footer. Looks fantastic and still sails very well but that probably won't meet your needs.
There's a company in Barrie north of Toronto called Stainless Outfitters that does this also. Here is their link. There's a picture 3/4 of the way down the page that likely will meet your needs. I don't know where you are but I know they do custom work and will ship anywhere in the US or Canada
I have no affiliation with the company nor have I bought anything from them but they have a good reputation and, based on my discussions with them at the Toronto Boat Show, seem reasonable by boat standards.
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You are probably best to search the internet for an idea of what would work and find a good local to you stainless fabrication business and get them to measure the boat to get it perfect. I don't think I would trust a custom job to someone who can't see the boat. That way if it doesn't fit it is their problem not yours.
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Guys, I doubt Cliff much cares, as his post is SEVEN YEARS OLD. If he doesn't have a solution by now, he's probably gotten a different boat.
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But I bet beneteaumerc could use the same info... which is why he was probably gravedigging in the first place.
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