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Old 20 March 2011, 17:00   #1
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Stainless boarding ladder?

We have an offer of a tie up with a Coasteering company and to make the idea work, need a boarding ladder to make boarding from the water as easy as poss.

I would like to keep it simple and thinking of a central spine with foot/hand pegs on either side. The spine would fix to the A-frame on a pivot to raise vertical when not in use. It would have to have a curve to go around/over the tube.

Would anyone recommend someone to fabricate?? Biff comes to mind, but I know how busy he is

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Old 20 March 2011, 17:14   #2
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Steve, I can source one for you, as used by XS Ribs details on their web site.
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morning mate, i've got a couple of months work to get through, really full on stuff, what i would say about centre spine ladders is make sure the pivot is super strong, as soon as you step on one side it tries to go side ways, i've done one that curved over the tube and attached to the "a" frame, the hinge is the weak point, it's almost better to make it in 2 bits, have a fixed mount and a mountable ladder that can be stowed somewhere
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Good enough for a one legged bloke? Looks a bit basic and robust but should take some hammer.
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Good enough for a one legged bloke? Looks a bit basic and robust but should take some hammer.
Thanks for info, it is along the lines of what I had in mind. The attachment to the A frame looks somewhat crude.
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Opinions please ...

Looking at going down this route, the main reason being that I can bring it forward away from the engines and is easily observed by the skipper during the boarding process.
Plus when not required easily removed from tube and stored away.
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Opinions please ...

Looking at going down this route, the main reason being that I can bring it forward away from the engines and is easily observed by the skipper during the boarding process.
Plus when not required easily removed from tube and stored away.
Would seem a simple,sensible & cost effective option of all out there - only suggestion would be to have it tied on when in use to avoid it being 'dropped' and the skipper having to go diving to get it back .......

I always carried used a plastimo emegency ladder that clipped on the lifelines - simpe cheap , but swings under the boat which makes it fun to use ! ( maybe the coaterring types would like that ?)
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Opinions please ...

Looking at going down this route, the main reason being that I can bring it forward away from the engines and is easily observed by the skipper during the boarding process.
Plus when not required easily removed from tube and stored away.
Looks just the job, depends how much weight it can take
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Old 23 March 2011, 14:43   #9
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Can take up to 180kg and comes with recovery lanyard which also can be used to strap securly in place.
When not in use or running at speed, intend to secure behind liferafts in the stern.

Offered 25% discount too

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Old 23 March 2011, 14:50   #10
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I have an Armstrong ladder on my boat well built and the pictures on their website are easy on the eye

http://www.armstrongnautical.com/ima...e_show_sm.html
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