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Old 28 September 2010, 04:12   #1
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Ladder of rib

Hi
I have been doing some research on the installation of a ladder on my narrow hull rib, and have found the Armstrong Rib Ladder (http://www.armstrongnautical.com/rib_ladder.htm) which is installed on the side of the rib with brackets that are fixed to the tubes.
Does anyone have any experience with these Armstrong Ladders? Are they recommendable?
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Old 29 September 2010, 07:56   #2
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Cant see what stops it pushing in under the boat, unless there`s some sort of pin on the hingey thing?
I`ve watched the nice young lady demonstrate it several times now too.........!
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Old 29 September 2010, 08:05   #3
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Cant see what stops it pushing in under the boat, unless there`s some sort of pin on the hingey thing?
I`ve watched the nice young lady demonstrate it several times now too.........!
I think its a strap on
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Old 29 September 2010, 08:07   #4
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I think its a strap on
Sorry, got interupted , I think its a strap on the side that stops it over extending and going under the Rib
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Old 29 September 2010, 10:25   #5
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Dive N Dog do nice ones for ribs, they ship to UK, and they are good value too

http://www.divendog.com/Pricelist.as...e=1&category=1
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Old 29 September 2010, 11:31   #6
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Me too...

What about one of those steps that fit to the transom?
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Old 29 September 2010, 13:51   #7
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Piranha Ribs had a natty looking ladder on their stand at the boat show. I was shaped to fit the section of the tube, with a fold down extension. Not sure what price it was but might be worth giving them a call.
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Old 03 October 2010, 15:55   #8
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"Diver" on here has a nice ladder which fastens to his A-Frame. He was kind enough to send me some pictures years ago as I intended to get one fabricated.... Until I got the price.
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"Diver" on here has a nice ladder which fastens to his A-Frame. He was kind enough to send me some pictures years ago as I intended to get one fabricated.... Until I got the price.
We had a similar experience when we enquired about Ribcrafts ladder. Excellent fabrication and attention to detail but very expensive. Now looking at the stowable Typhoon product mentioned in other threads.
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I've watched the young lady demonstrate it several times now too! I'd like to try climbing her ladder - just to try it out!

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I've watched the young lady demonstrate it several times now too! I'd like to try climbing her ladder - just to try it out!

Ladder? What ladder?
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Old 09 November 2010, 19:01   #12
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Rib ladder

Hi, I have been diving for 30 years and have seen many people struggle to get into Ribs as well as SIBS. So I decided to design my own ladder. Its called the RIBBOARDER. If you check out my website you will see something new and very different. This is a ladder sytem to fit most Ribs and SIBS. Its not made out of a peg bag, and doesn't fix next to the meat mincer (UK divers dont like to switch the engine off when picking up people in most dive sites). The video clip says it all. www.ribboarder.co.uk

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Old 24 November 2010, 04:36   #13
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Ladder of rib

I've heard they've got their good points. Two to be precise !!!
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I give up....... watched the slideshow 3 times now and still cant see this bloody ladder peaople are on about!
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I give up....... watched the slideshow 3 times now and still cant see this bloody ladder peaople are on about!
ONLY three times???????
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ONLY three times???????
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Old 26 November 2010, 04:12   #17
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I've been looking at the Plastimo boarding ladder (their reference 29181). The details say that it is suitable for 3 - 6m ribs. Does anyone have experience of this ladder? Does anyone know why there is a length restriction?

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Old 26 November 2010, 06:42   #18
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ladder for ribs

i have a 6.5m ribcraft with a 200hp on the back.
over the past 30 years have tried all sorts of boarding devises
what i have at the moment is a plastimo 30535 fixed to the transombe .it folds over when not in use . it works
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Old 26 November 2010, 11:49   #19
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Thanks Paul. I'll have a look at this one.
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