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Old 21 December 2004, 00:14   #1
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Transom ladder

Have been looking to fit a ladder on my RIb ,but couldn't find one I liked.
I wanted something permanent that you didnt have to stow and was restricted with no A frame from attaching one there.
So came up with a stock ladder from West Marine that I adapted.
The transom engine cutout made the space a little too narrow for the ladder mounts to be bolted in.
So I cut the bent ends off and turned them towards themselves to make a top bar. I sleeved this inside with more stainless tube and then welded over the join.
I attached the top bar with 2 U bolts to the transom.The ladder has standoffs that set it at a good angle for climbing and the top section folds down to give about 2 steps below water level.
I tried it out this weekend and works pretty well.The only thing I didnt like was it was a little too close to the water when in the position shown and can cause some drag.It is able to be folded right up and above the transom(but doesn't look as good) So still working on that.
cheers dal
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Old 21 December 2004, 03:16   #2
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That's it! THAT'S IT!! Limey?... I hate your boat.... I hate your ladder.... I hate your clear seas.... I hate your blue skies.... and most of all... I hate YOU for being able to enjoy it all, whilst we're suffering here in grey and miserable conditions....

There.. I feel much better now


Jealous? Moi? Nooooo......
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Old 21 December 2004, 04:23   #3
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Jono, yet again I thought........

.........you'd lost it, however I then went on to read limeydal's other thread in the "Gallery" !

Right that's it - JK - there must be some way of stopping these foreigners tormenting us like this

Never mind Jono, a week from now the skies over Pwllheli will clear, the sun will pop out and all will be well..............

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OOOooooo I do love this season of "Peace on Earth and Good Will to All Men"

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Old 21 December 2004, 05:02   #5
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Ive done like this and its a great solution and works really well.
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Old 21 December 2004, 14:51   #6
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No ganging up on the ex-Brit.

Thanks Guys!
Feel much more at home with a few insults thrown in.
Jono and Me me ; thought it was a bit quiet lately on the site ,so nice to see some good responses.
I put in my time in the cold around the Midlands and then teaching in Plymouth,but managed to ESCAPE!!!
It's F****** miserable over there in winter !(which lasts 6 months!)
And I was about to offer cheap vacations over here,but seems everyone hates the place.
So I will just have to go play with the sealions and hunt for a few Grey Whales by myself
I do miss Pork Pies and pickled onions on my turkey sarnies though!!

cheers Dal
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Old 21 December 2004, 14:57   #7
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Slick

Petrov,
slick looking set up you have there!!
Puts us amatuers to shame.
Looks like you have one of the telescoping stainless ladders hidden under that shroud. Like it!!
Ok; you have inspired me to go work on my mark II version.
Must practise my stainless welding though;it's a bit tricky if you havn't done much.
Is the setup custom made or something readily available ?

Merry Christmas,
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Old 21 December 2004, 15:04   #8
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Limeydal;

The plattform is custom made from the manufacturer, tried to find a ladder that could fit, and lucky i was, just infront of my eyes in the first store i visited was a ladder with the exact meassures i was looking for
Rest of the job was easy, 3 screws and it was fitted.
Think if life always was so easy
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Petrov,
does the ladder have standoffs or what hold it away from the transom so you can climb it easily??
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Old 22 December 2004, 02:47   #10
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Limeydal;

You are right, it has a standoff that falls into transom when you take the ladder out.
What i like with it is that it`s hidden, if you gonna make something similiare, make sure that the plattform is strong fitted because it can be a pressure on the plattform when you jump in waves.
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