When it comes to spotting and catching fish, a poling platform at the right elevation can make all the difference to the angler’s success. At High Speed Welding, every poling platform that we build is customized to the angler’s needs and the boat’s design. All poling platforms come with 2 ladder racks on each side. The ladder rungs are non-skid. ALUMINUM FRAME Our poling platforms are built with anodized aluminum. Anodized aluminum is marine grade and will not rust. We use a combination of 1.25″ and 1.5″ pipe so that the poling platforms are strong and will not break. The top of the platform is non-skid starboard. Non-skid is great to stand on, because it is not slippery. The starboard will not rot like a wood-core fiberglass. Additionally, the starboard is can be affordably replaced. Starboard is lighter and less expensive than fiberglass. When installing the poling platforms to boats, we use stainless steel hardware and large fender washers. The fender washers help distribute the pressure evenly.
CUSTOM OPTIONS AVAILABLE Since our poling platforms are custom, we can build them based on your specifications. The most popular upgrade is a pair of rod holders for trolling. We can also add a ski tow on the back side of the poling platform. Ski Tows are great for pulling tubes and wake boards. Some customers have us add grab bars to help swimmers climb up the ladder. Powder coating is available. We have a few standard colors, or you can customize your color to match your boat. Powder coating adds time to the build process. Sissy bars are great for a safety accessory, and they can be removable or permanent. We will need your boat at our facility for measurements and installation. Our goal is to make boat pickups and drop offs easy, so please contact us and we will be glad to help. We are located in Wilmington, NC.