Heavy Duty Slides Extend Boat Platform

Feb 6, 2013   //   Heavy Duty Slide Case Studies  //  No Comments

Extendable Party Platform

Client:              Jon Chance 

Location:        South Coast 

Application:  Extendable party platform 

Brief:                     Jon Chance is passionate about boating and recently invested in a Sealord 344 off shore cruiser to take his friends night fishing off the south coast.  Commissioned in 2005 the cruiser boasts a 200hp diesel engine, bow thrusters and leather upholstery, a teak cockpit and fly-bridge decks.  At the rear of the boat there is a bathing platform, which unfortunately prevented Jon and his friends from casting off the back of the boat.  The problem was how to extend the back of the boat, without increasing the mooring costs, which are charged per metre.


ST708 heavy duty slide

Solution:            Choosing the right heavy-duty telescopic slide wasn’t the only problem faced by Jon.  He needed a specific type of high-grade marine steel, which wouldn’t rust or rot when subjected to the sea.  Jon chose four Chambrelan’s ST708’s, a three beam stainless steel slide, with over a metre extension and reinforced ball bearing to improve load capacity and resistance to torque loads.  Those of you with a keen eye will notice that we have no shots of the party platform being extended.  Fear not, we’ll send you a follow up post, featuring photos of the platform in operation.

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Extendable platform

Feedback:            “Chambrelan’s customer service was fantastic, they helped me identify the slides I needed and made sure we received them.”  Jon Chance

The ST708 is one of Chambrelan’s strongest slides and is a formidable heavy duty slide, capable of carrying terrific loads at full extension.  For more details on the ST708, or any of our heavy duty slides and linear rail motion systems, call us directly on 01746 761 114

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