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Old 10 November 2010, 06:40   #1
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We have recently bought a secod hand Ribeye 785. Very pleased with it and want to buy a boarding ladder ideally one which can be stowed rather than permanently mounted.

Advice welcome, please.

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Old 10 November 2010, 07:57   #2
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Congratulaions on your purchase and welcome to Ribnet

There has been a lot of discussion on here in the past about boarding ladders. If you use the search function you will end up with pages of reading material to keep you occupied.

Personally I wanted a fixed ladder on the transom, but as Im sure youve realised most are too wide to fit a RIB because of the tubes.
I sourced a stainless steel one and sliced a few inches out of the middle of each step before welding it back together which worked well.

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Old 10 November 2010, 19:01   #3
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Hi, I have been diving for over 30 years, and after seeing many people struggle to get into RIBs and SIBs I decided to design my own ladder system. I originally had divers in mind when I started, but as the project has shown the range of users has broadened.
I'm from an engineering background, which has helped me to develop a ladder that will fit onto most RIBs and SIBs. When picking up divers they want to get aboard wearing fins. You don't want to turn the engine off either, so having a ladder next to the meat mincer does not appeal to me. Anyway I've taken out a patent and started production. Have a look at my website www.ribboarder.co.uk check out the video. Let me know what you think.
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Old 10 November 2010, 19:14   #4
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Old 11 November 2010, 07:17   #5
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Thx for replies I will search previous threads as advised.
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Old 11 November 2010, 07:56   #6
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Intresting to see it's on an XS who offer a very similar thing and have been for 4 -5 years !!!
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Old 11 November 2010, 19:09   #7
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Yes 590 is quite a lot of dough, but this is not a cheap item to make-marine stainless, TIG welding and a suprising number of components. However, the people who have used it think its very good. The ladder from XS costs 690. My ladder does not contact the tubes, fits lots of different craft including boats with no 'A' frame. compare how my ladder stows to the XS ladder.(see RIBBOARDER gallery first few pics.
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Old 12 November 2010, 18:12   #9
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Oops! I had not seen that. Thanks.
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