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Offline Bob23

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BOARDING LADDER
« on: October 03, 2012, 04:49:39 AM »
   Let me preface by stating that I didn't actually build this myself...but I found it by myself. Whilst cleaning out yet more of my father in laws hordings, I came across this simple but ingenius boarding ladder. This could be made super cheaply by almost anyone from big box pvc and some scrap line. Without further ado:
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Re: BOARDING LADDER
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 06:28:44 AM »
Good morning Bob!

   Thank you for another good idea!  I have already moved it to my "to do" file.  :)

Have a great day!



        Sincerely, Jill

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Re: BOARDING LADDER
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 02:47:00 PM »

  Bob

 I had a similar ladder on an old boat of mine. What made it difficult to use is the ladder wants to go under the boat as you start to climb on the lowest rungs, making it a challenge to use. I tried hanging a couple fenders between the ladder and the hull to prevent this from happening, but I never did get it quite right. Still, it takes up no appreciable space, so it may be worth carrying for emergency use.

     Bill
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Re: BOARDING LADDER
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 05:57:07 PM »
Yes, Bill- I agree. It's a common problem with most temporary boarding ladders but I bet the combined great minds here at the site could solve that problem. I'll give it some thought. Although I don't need this ladder, I may give it a try to test it out under actual boat conditions.
Good morning to you, Jill: If I make successful modifications to this ladder, I'll post 'em here.
Ciao! Bob23
   

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Re: BOARDING LADDER
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 01:06:02 AM »
Thank you! :)

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Re: BOARDING LADDER
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 08:56:56 AM »
That is true.  I made a similar ladder out of wood for the 16 before I put a transom mounted version on.  Even sprinkled sand on the wet varnish for extra traction.That worked really well.
But, as you guys stated, the ladder pushes itself away from you under the boat.  It was very tough to use, especially for us old folks :)



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