Ladder solution?

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Andy Garrett
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Ladder solution?

Postby Andy Garrett » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:29 am

I sure hope this solves my ladder issues.
My wife will enjoy the boat much more when she can gracefully re-enter it in shallow water.

If it prove too long, I'll just cut off the bottom step.

It's far more robust than I was expecting. Good welds, heavy duty.

I added grip tape to the back deck area.
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Re: Ladder solution?

Postby Ranny » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:43 pm

I had one of those very cool ladders on my Pursuit. It probably still lies off Marco Island, after I forgot to remove it. :(
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Re: Ladder solution?

Postby rbrandenstein » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:09 am

Andy,
I don't think it can be too long. I found you need a deep step to get started on the ladder.
Also, you many need a handle on your deck to help pull you up.
That may be more convenient than my fold up ladder, where did you get it?
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Andy Garrett
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Re: Ladder solution?

Postby Andy Garrett » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:29 am

Bob,
I found it on Ebay ($135).
I am going to try using the motor for stabilization. If that doesn't work..., I guess some kind of fold away or stowable handle will be in order.
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Re: Ladder solution?

Postby Andy Garrett » Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:29 am

SUCCESS!

We didn't get to test the new ladder on the Branson trip, but this weekend at Kaw Lake in Ponca City Oklahoma, provided just the opportunity.
Some kind of stowable handle for the left hand will be forthcoming, but it works fine using just the engine.
The no-slip surface was the key to a confident boarding.

I can now solidly recommend this type of dive ladder for anyone looking for a ladder solution.
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