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Diving Board Styles & Installation

Which Diving Board is right for me? Surface Mount or Under Mount


Underfloor Mount:
The Under Floor Mounting system is typically used on boats which allow access to the underside of the flooring surface and with proper spacing for the placement of the mounting plates without obstruction.




Surface Mount:
The Surface Mounting kit is used on boats which do not easily permit access to the underside of the floor or on boats with substantial bracing that will not allow for use of the Under Floor Mounting system. Surface mounts are also used on all fiberglass applications.

LilliPad’s Surface Mounting System uses your boats crossmembers (for pontoons) or the strength of the fiberglass surface to create a solid mount for your diving board.




Do you have any instructional videos on how to install?

My pontoon boat has an underfloor skin (otherwise known as shield or splash guard) that covers the bottom, do I need to drop this for installation?

99% of the time, no! If you are installing a diving board on a boat with an underfloor skin, we recommend using a Surface Mount Kit. You should be able to position the mounting hardware to secure the mount plates to “one lineal” (this is described in the installation instructions). If you are able to do this as indicated, you will not need to drop the skin. If you do need to drop any of the skin it should only be a few screws…not the whole thing! If you are questioning your installation, always call us, we are happy to help. Underfloor mount diving boards can also be installed without dropping the skin but the process takes a little bit longer than using our surface mounts.

Are both mount kits equally as secure?

Yes, when installed as directed in the Owner’s Manual, both mount kits are equally as secure.

Which mount kit is more popular and why?

LilliPad’s Surface Mount is more popular for a few reasons:
1. It is easier to install.

2. People prefer the look of the stainless-steel mounting plates vs the screw-heads from the underfloor kit when the diving board is removed.

3. Surface Mounts are the only option for fiberglass or composite floors.

My boat has a composite floor, can I install a diving board?

Please contact LilliPad Marine to discuss your flooring surface. Composite floors require a special epoxy to be injected into the floor prior to installing the mounting screws. The necessary epoxy can be purchased from LilliPad Marine.
(Note: Forest River Pontoons have a factory approved diving board installation procedure)

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