i've seen 'em and I personally don't like them, but that's just my opinion. a lot of deck boats, cruisers, and bow rider/day boats have them. they do serve a purpose, just not a fan of them on performance boats.
DonMan said:A newer Baja 242 Islander has the walk-through transom (that`s what Baja calls it).
I think it serves a good purpose, but I wouldn`t want one on my boat.
Agreed, thats like not letting it get a scratch, not running it hard, boating with fuel mileage in mind, etc.Not Right said:I never worry about things like that, it's made to be walked all over, relax and enjoy it!
Twin27Advantage said:I don't have a picture but a long time ago we did something similar on formula.
We had a upholstery shop cut a 18" wide strip out of the middle of the sun pad. (running the width of the boat) they added white vinyl to the edges to enclose the foam again. They then sewed one side back on (like a hinge). It would flip over toward the transom to expose the white fiberglass hatch with white grip tape attached. When closed you could only see the two seems which looked like it was meant to be.
Overall it worked well. It allowed you to still have full use of the sun pad, and allow people to walk across when partying.