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Old 25 July 2003, 06:53   #11
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Charles,

I know you are not an FB , I've met you.

Thanks for the other pics, I know what its like trying to pull yourself into the boat after skiing or water toying, usually climb up the back using the a frame and motor but the ladder looks interesting.

Anybody any idea of a supplier ?
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Old 25 July 2003, 07:15   #12
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Acquiring the name of the supplier at the mo - will post as soon as I have it.
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A cheap option

As I do quite a bit of safety boating, I find a good old loop of rope about a foot below the waterline is very good. Attach to a strong point and only dangle it over when you're recovering (you should be either 'off' or 'neutral' anyway!)

Also my rib has been used by divers in the past so it has rope handles etc.
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Right, here is the contact if you are interested-
Smiths Stainless Steel, +44 27 21 511 3718
Ask for Tony.
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Thank you Charles
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Old 25 July 2003, 14:25   #16
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Martin, here's another option - a folding ladder. I use one like this (kept attached to the A-frame):

http://129.35.131.25/webapp/wcs/stor...1&itemId=29008

And the colour would match "BOB"!! cost is about 35. I can't claim it as my idea, was already on the boat.
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Sorry Richard, I have one and they are crap, useless.
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Only used mine for "ascending" to the RIB whilst up on the trailer. What's the problem with them? too flexible?
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Fuel consumption

Thanks very much guys, thats a great help, i think i will put 2 x 90ltr tanks that should give me a range of about 200 nm and will
save me from having to fill up too often. next question my engine controls are quite stiff in particular going into reverse, is this normal? the whole set up has only done about 40 hours.
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Funnily enough, I have just bought a Plastimo ladder similar to the one Richard B has, but mine does not have the yellow bag and only cost 22.

Tied it onto the A Frame, the boys have tried it with the boat on the trailer, and we will try it on the water tomorrow.

Would have loved a nice stainless steel ladder, but the wife has me on a tight leash when it comes to spending money.
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