Pontoon & Deck Boat Sponsored Issue

April 2015

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www.pdbmagazine.com PDB Pontoon & Deck Boat April 2015 38 There are a lot of things you can do at a boat show. For example, you can check out the new models, visit with dealers or simply stock up on free giveaway swag— after all, you can never have too many pens. Recently I dis- covered there is actually one other thing you can do at a boat show: fully install a LilliPad Diving Board. Yes, it's true. You can install one of these diving boards right there on the conven- tion floor. I know this to be a fact because this is exactly what I did with inventor Corey Schaub at the Minneapolis Boat Show in Minnesota in January. Promoted as the only pontoon diving board, the PDB staff first discovered this must-have aftermarket product last summer. We kept bumping into Corey and his wife Ann at dealer meetings and other events as they were just starting to promote their new diving board. The only problem was each time we saw the diving board, it was already mounted on a pontoon boat. Corey would explain each time how easy the LilliPad Board was to install, yet we really wanted to see for ourselves. While trying to work out the logistics of meeting up at some point this spring to do an install, we realized we would both be at the Minneapolis Boat Show. Corey was able to line up two different pontoons for us to use so I could document the different ways this system can be mounted. Marine Max The morning before the second day of the show, we met up at the MarineMax booth to check out the new Harris FloteBote 220 Solstice on display. I was curious how this install was going to work with Seagrass flooring from Infinity Fabrics in stern and a full aluminum splash skin below. Turns out the flooring didn't have any impact on the install, but when you're not able to access the floor from below, stainless steel surface plates are required. The surface plates are put into place, and then using a 1/8-inch bit you first drill the holes. When working with Seagrass flooring a sharp bit is a must. The diving board comes in three separate pieces and is easy to assemble right out of the box. It also only weighs around 50 pounds, so it's easy to move around. LilliPad Installation INSTALL so easy, it can be done at a boat show By Brady L. Kay Corey Schaub first got the idea for the LilliPad Diving Board after he attempted to mock up something for his in-law's pontoon boat to keep his kids entertained while they were visiting. 1 2

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