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I have seen some discussion on kicker platform brackets on here. Can these be used on a small platform. I am wondering if there is enough support on my small swim platform to use one?

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Depends on what you consider small. I would think most platforms regardless of size would hold a 250 lb person who would be getting in and out of the water.  That's considerably more weight than a kicker. It should also withstand the forward push of a kicker with no problem.

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That’s what I was thinking. The only problem is my swim platform is in the driver side of my boat. I don’t know how bad the boat would lean to that side. It is a 16 ft  smokercraft.

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Can't answer that without knowing what the weight of the licker is along with where you have your battery,gas tanks,anchor and other weighty items located. IF the platform is easy to get at just put it on the port side.

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I'd suggest small size trolling bags over adding a kicker in your instance. Both my 22ft and my 27ft sportcraft have no kickers and can get proper speeds using bags. You may find you'll only need one on some days, others two. For your boat get the smallest size bags. If possible use them off your bow cleats and put the port side in first because most outboards steer towards driver's side when you let go of wheel. Help counter it a bit.

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I have 2 kicker brackets for sale. A transom mount which may benefit you and a platform mount that maybes well. Text me and I will send photos if interested. 607 426 5919

Nick

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