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Old 28 October 2014, 11:26   #1
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Boarding ladder option

My stainless guy called me yesterday and said he had a deal for me! Some guy had commissioned a boarding ladder for a RIB then disappeared, never to be heard from again. Several month later stainless man wants to move it and it offering me a heck of a deal. It's not perfect, he didn't have the right dies to make a nice arc in the pre-anodized tube so it's got a double bend.

Any suggestions on how I might mount this? think it could work? Suggestions?

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Old 28 October 2014, 11:34   #2
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Plug in the end, to another cross-piece of tube. Saddles over each side of the tube, attached to your transom. That will allow the ladder to swing up out of the way. You'll probably need a bump stop for it to sit on when both up and down to keep it from beating up the gelcoat.

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You may need to reinforce it for a man of your stature!

Seriously, it could work with the fabrication of bracing.
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I'm going Nd to give it a try as is. It's like 2" tubing. I think it should hold. Looks like we should be able to do a simple socket bracket. Maybe with a pin to hold it. Then I can just flip it over and have it stick in the air for storage.

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I'm going Nd to give it a try as is. It's like 2" tubing. I think it should hold. Looks like we should be able to do a simple socket bracket. Maybe with a pin to hold it. Then I can just flip it over and have it stick in the air for storage.

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That should work!
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As I said, look at where it contacts solid stuff, up and down, and make sure the bouncing isn't going to hurt anything.

Not sure what a socket bracket is, but some kind of strong hinge will be fine as long as it doesn't beat the crap out of other stuff while running or sitting waiting for divers (or sitting while people admire their catch...)

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Something that twin hooks over the transom with a folding hinge halfway up is what I was planning
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This might not be my first choice for a ladder but it fell in my lap and the price was certainly right.

if you have a diesel it's no problem doing anything off the back, ladder or even swim platform. The outboard doesn't leave much room for anything off the transom. The snorkel boat I saw in Hawaii had a big dual hook ladder that followed the curve of the tube and was anchored by rope to two hooks in the deck. They also had a large plate on the outside of the tube to spread out the load.
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