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Old 03 February 2012, 14:00   #1
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Boarding ladder ideas

I'm going to be purchasing a boarding ladder so it makes life easier getting back on the rib but have no idea which is any good.

I dont have enough room and dont fancy getting one that bolts onto the transom and was thinking about one that can simply push off the side of the tube. Its only going to be used when we waterski so doesnt need to be a permanent feature.

I have seen this one PLASTIMO IMMERSED PLATFORM LADDER - Boarding Ladders / Platforms - Discount Marine Chandlery and Sailing Equipment. Bargain Boat Spares and Clothing but didnt know if it was any good or if there are better ones out there.

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Old 03 February 2012, 14:10   #2
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We use these can fasten to A frame or front console

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Is this any good ? you can attach it to the transom towing eye.

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I saw those ones but dont have an aframe as they dont make one for the Zodiac 420, thats something else i'm planning this year, getting one made up. In terms of attaching it to console i dont think there is a strong enough point really

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That might actually be a better idea as i can store it on the boat at all times, will take a closer peek Although i'm not sure hanging it from the handle is a great idea, as you say it would have to be from the towing eye
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That might actually be a better idea as i can store it on the boat at all times, will take a closer peek Although i'm not sure hanging it from the handle is a great idea, as you say it would have to be from the towing eye
Thinking of getting one myself, it's not as though I need one but at that price it's worth keeping on board in case I ever do.
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My only concern would be if the entire ladder folds around your foot when you climb onto it, making it virtually impossible to get your foot on the next rung, where as the solid ones obviously stay flat?
The feedback is good though.
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You could always attach some kind of weights on the bottom rung + might do you for now until you find something better.
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