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The Summer Palace does not have a swim platform on the aft end and I want to put one on for safty's sake. There are many examples in the Forum's pictures. I especially like Warren's Bambi style with the combination fiberglass and teak (mohagany?). Other that are all fiberglass are easy to maintain, and of course wood adds warmth and richness to the white hulls. I have several questions for those who have them on their boats. I have noticed from some of the pictures and on some of the commanders I have been on, that in some cases, the platform does not go all the way across the beam of the aft, but is about a foot short on either port or starboard side. What's the reason? Looks, money savings, ease of entering the slip? The second question is in regards to locating the platform above, below, or on the splash guard that surrounds the boat. Certainly, it would depend on each boat and how it set in the water, but I don't remember seeing how high above the water the platform sits when the boat is underway. It seems to be a balancing act to get the right height for both situations. We will put hydrolic trim tabs that will help here. What are your experiences? I especially like the picture of the wooden ladder going up the aft end on one of the commanders. Beautiful. I must do that. The last question is the attachment question. How and what is best? Should the platform be made to fold up while underway? I am still looking for the hull number, but not today, it is 15 degrees F here, and too cold If I fall in!