Jeff, Have you looked into the possibilty of a removable platform. There are kits out there that can transform your current hard mounted platform to a removable one. You change the brackets on the Pf and the stern. The Pf then slides on and secured by two thumb screws. It takes about 2 minutes to install and remove. More room in the garage(kids toys), getting lake scuzz off of boat, and easier to keep Pf in tip top shape. Best thing since whipped cream on chili!
If you can\'t do it in, on, or behind a Nautique; It just ain\'t worth doing!