I installed the new Lillipad diving board last Friday. The kids loved it (I even tried it several times myself)! It was a great addition to the boat and can’t think of one negative thing to say about it!
It was really easy to install and has very good quality mounting hardware. Usually I find that I feel like beefing up most things or improving them because of poor quality or poor design (usually for cost savings) but I can’t think of anything that I’d change on it. Two thumbs up!
If you can’t access the underside just follow the directions for top mount. I’m sure they’re more than adequate but bolting with lock nuts would be one step better.
Here’s a good video of installation on a Bennington:
Every time I see a lillypad diving board, I want to add one to our boat. They just look like such a slick set up. The installation video above makes it look pretty simple and straight forward. A very good “how to” video.
I have the under skinning and I couldn’t get lock nuts on the back “legs” of the board but I could on the front bar (mounting plate closest to the water). I probably wouldn’t have bothered but there is an empty hole in the cross members on the boat and somehow I managed to hit them so I added the bolts with lock nuts. Just be aware of the holes when you are mounting it.