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Old 25 February 2007, 17:07   #1
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dive ladder

At the Boston Boat Show the Brig's salesman told me about a co. that built a great ladder that goes over the tube and they are out of Seattle. Has anyone heard of this outfit?
Have a dive buddy with hooks so trying to pull over the tube could spell a problem with out a ladder
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Old 25 February 2007, 18:04   #2
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Here is a place that carries them on the east coast.

http://www.defender.com/category.jsp?path=-1|294&id=92384

Folding Ladder For Inflatable Boats
Plastic jointed anodized aluminum tube
Construction makes it strong and light.

Item #: 451182
Manufacturer: SCOPREGA
Model #: 6352000 /SGA2
Shipping Weight: 2.00 Lbs.

Our Price: $64.95
Status: In Stock
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Old 26 February 2007, 08:38   #3
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I have one similar to the second one down on that page. It's not bad for swimming, but not robust enough to handle a lot of weight....
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Old 26 February 2007, 12:38   #4
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Have a dive buddy with hooks so trying to pull over the tube could spell a problem with out a ladder
Huh? Not sure I understand. Disabled (for lack of a better term) diver?

There are several ladders that hook over tubes; the problem with most of them is that they tend to swing under the boat when you try and stand on them.

Anything set up with a brace to keep the ladder more or less vertical in the water becomes pretty bulky.

Hopefully, someone will (or has) come up with a solution for that.

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Old 26 February 2007, 14:39   #5
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I found an all stainless steal ladder a couple years back that hung over the tube and snaped to an anchorage point inside the boat. Being the hing was also stainless it was plenty strong to climb with dive gear. But as mentioned it would swing under the boat. I ended up just tying off the BC and floping over the tube. After that long story I did try and find it again but I've had no luck. I do know it was made locally here in the Seattle area though.
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Old 26 February 2007, 14:49   #6
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Serious alternative...

"Diver" on this forum, who lives in Denmark, was kind enough to send me these pictures of a setup on his RIB. I haven't been able to track down a fabricator yet (the couple I have spoken to want to see the boat, which is buried under the snow at the moment), but it looks pretty solid. (Henrik, I hope you don't mind me posting these!)

The "hooks" reference is interesting and I also wondered if it was in reference to a disabled person. The guy I dive with most often is missing one hand and is a larger guy. Generally, he is able to kick himself up high enough (without tanks, weights) that I can haul him in the rest of the way. I keep threatening to use a gaff hook, but I think it might damage his drysuit! Alternatively, I was going to glue a SIB handle to his butt!
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Old 26 February 2007, 15:43   #8
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LOL... If you knew him like I know him, you'ld want to gaff him too...!
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I like the ladder that set away from tube. Like to glue a handle to his head but I would still would need a crane (250 lbs plus gear) His hooks suck on paint jobs and I can just guess what they would do to hypalon. He lost his hands in the military. We thought about towing back to shore but rib only rated 115hp
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This is a great ladder and of all the ladders I've owned this is the best. Stainless, folds up and stows in small spaces. The ladder does not swing under the tubes like many others do. A bit pricey $$$$ but if you search hard you can find internet deals. The ladder is commonly called the St Croix Folding ladder.
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