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Old 21 June 2019, 00:08   #1
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Getting back in your honwave

We are in a skiathos at the moment and hired a 7 m rib for the day.

We mored and had lunch and all four of us found it quite difficult to get on the boat even with a mooring ladder

I was wondering how others would do do get back on their Sibs if they anchor and swim

Also wondering if the extended floor at the back of the T38 would help
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Old 21 June 2019, 01:37   #2
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Less lunch?
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We mored and had lunch and all four of us found it quite difficult to get on the boat
Maybe if you had resisted "moring"...
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We are in a skiathos at the moment and hired a 7 m rib for the day.

We mored and had lunch and all four of us found it quite difficult to get on the boat even with a mooring ladder

I was wondering how others would do do get back on their Sibs if they anchor and swim

Also wondering if the extended floor at the back of the T38 would help
Look at sea steps
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a 7 m rib for the day...

I was wondering how others would do do get back on their Sibs if they anchor and swim
Reboarding a SIB and a 7m RIB is often rather different. A big rib often floats higher, has larger diameter tubes and a bigger drop in the inside. You can also often anchor a sib in shallower water so your feet are still on the ground (a wade rather than a swim). On the plus side a big engine provides a nice platform and with PTT even provides a bit of a "stanna stairlift". I've not tried your honwave transom but my boat has a similar kind of ledge at the end of the sponsons and it does help a little. Having reboarded many a sailing dinghy in my time - having something to grab onto at floor level (like a dingy tow strap) helps. And as with pulling a casualty on board you can find that legs floating under the hull make life harder, so if self recovering you almost want to roll over the tube rather than haul yourself in.
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A thick rope running across the boat, with knots added for grip. So if you want to board over the starboard side, tie the rope off to the port tube and drape it over the starboard tube. This means that you can pull yourself up, rather than trying to push yourself up.

A more sophisticated (posh word for "expensive") solution is a fender step. Link here to one example:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TALAMEX-Tre...gateway&sr=8-6
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Any of both will work spot on..

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The disadvantage of a rope ladder is that you press it under the boat with your feet. Not very easy boarding.
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The disadvantage of a rope ladder is that you press it under the boat with your feet. Not very easy boarding.
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