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    My Rogers had steps when I got it and they were in pretty rough shape. Not to mention that they were a bit on the cheesy side and replacing them with some Dana billets was always on my list of things to do. But now, I'm not too sure. Finally got the boat back from Kornowskis in Havasu. I had the radio hole in the dash filled and the thru transom exhaust holes as well and he automatically filled in all the swim step holes. I think that the boat looks amazing w/o all that crap hanging off the transom. The signature shape of the back of the boat is a lot more apparent now. My wife likes the steps and wants me to put some back on but I'm hesitant. What do you guys/gals think. Yay or nay? I may decide to sell the boat in 2 or 3 years and I don't want to decrease the value by adding steps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2GLOCK View Post
    My Rogers had steps when I got it and they were in pretty rough shape. Not to mention that they were a bit on the cheesy side and replacing them with some Dana billets was always on my list of things to do. But now, I'm not too sure. Finally got the boat back from Kornowskis in Havasu. I had the radio hole in the dash filled and the thru transom exhaust holes as well and he automatically filled in all the swim step holes. I think that the boat looks amazing w/o all that crap hanging off the transom. The signature shape of the back of the boat is a lot more apparent now. My wife likes the steps and wants me to put some back on but I'm hesitant. What do you guys/gals think. Yay or nay? I may decide to sell the boat in 2 or 3 years and I don't want to decrease the value by adding steps.
    Over the transom pipes and swim steps go together like spaghetti and grape jelly.

    Don't do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone View Post
    Over the transom pipes and swim steps go together like spaghetti and grape jelly.

    Don't do it.
    HAHAHA! I was gonna say the same thing without the spaghetti part. Classic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone View Post
    Over the transom pipes and swim steps go together like spaghetti and grape jelly.

    Don't do it.
    LMAO Well said Mike!

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    if it was a 19',20' Mini, or a full grown Day Cruiser steps would be a natural like step bars on and SUV for sure but agree with the others (Spagetti and Grape ) , put a some grip tape on top the jet bowl for a "step" and warn about the Hot Headers Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    if it was a 19',20' Mini, or a full grown Day Cruiser steps would be a natural like step bars on and SUV for sure but agree with the others (Spagetti and Grape ) , put a some grip tape on top the jet bowl for a "step" and warn about the Hot Headers Tom
    Actually, all last summer we never used the steps to get into the boat. We always got in/out via the sides. We used the steps mainly to sit on while the boat was up on the sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone View Post
    Over the transom pipes and swim steps go together like spaghetti and grape jelly.

    Don't do it.
    Not all bad, just don't climb in the boat via the steps, guaranteed way to get burnt.
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    having swim steps makes people WANT to try to walk thru a jungle gym open engine bay... after my gf lost her balance and burned herself i put a little flip up hook onto the gunnel area and i use one of these for people to get in/out of the boat in the middle of the lake. makes it a hell of a lot easier and a LOT safer than climbing over a hot engine.



    she wanted swimsteps before, and i was like "ehhhhh..." now she wont even go near the back of the boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by widowmaker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone View Post
    Over the transom pipes and swim steps go together like spaghetti and grape jelly.

    Don't do it.
    Not all bad, just don't climb in the boat via the steps, guaranteed way to get burnt.
    Yup. Grape jelly and meatballs right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by widowmaker View Post
    Not all bad, just don't climb in the boat via the steps, guaranteed way to get burnt.
    Nice lookin float

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    What Mike said.

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    Help your wife get up and in the side of the boat if you have to, or post up near the shore. No way I would be cutting up the transom with anything, if I just had all that work done. Its a jet boat, not a 23' MasterCraft X-Star. Looks real good by the way.
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    it sits low enough in the water just learn to pop up to the bow. work on that upper body strength!!!
    then you can just pull others in. older jet boats look better with out them
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    I wouldn't hesitate to put em on my tona......as long as they were a nice billet type. Its your boat/your call. Last time I watched one of those vids from up north...seemed like half those guys had a mountain high motor....and swim steps. I am just to poor to float a set to the top of my todo list. If everyone like the same shit/had the same taste it would be pretty boring.lol
    Another Hot Boat refugee

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