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Swim Platform Lift

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Capt Ralph, Apr 2, 2022.

  1. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    After reading over another post, I found one ole swim platform lift from the ole Formula Corp.
    But I could not find the pictures I really wanted to post.

    Hours later, hidden in a poorly indexed back-up, I found 2 pics of an idea I fell in luv with.
    Pure transom elevator bolted on the back of a Bert 58 like mine.

    No ladder to climb to reach a floating dock or reach the water. Just push an up-down button.
    Nothing is stored in the water.

    Anybody viewed this before? Mfg or shop?

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    Now that my swim platform has the fresh water disease (fresh water rot), I'm ready for a plan.

    These pictures are from Jan, 2010. I could not find any reference to this boat name then.
  2. mapism

    mapism Senior Member

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    I can't understand from your photos alone if the movement is driven by hydraulic cylinders or electric linear actuators.
    S/skr went for the latter in the Manhattan 56, already 20 years ago.
    To my knowledge, one of the very first boats built with lifting platform as standard.
    But the thing quickly earned a dreadful reputation for reliability - lack of, that is...
  3. Capt Ralph

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    I'm guessing driven by hydraulic cylinders.
    I found this pic many years ago and have been looking for something like it since.
  4. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    The above picture is from 2011.
    Josie found this same boat for sale in Daytona in a year old on line video.
    Boats name last April was Side Tracked.
    Sent an email to the address in the video.
    Anybody remember a Bertram 58 around Daytona with this swim platform lift?
    Got some ideas in my mind, poor sketches on paper but sure would like to see the real thing up close.