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Old 20 October 2013, 14:29   #1
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I am looking for a boarding ladder for my 6m RIB, there is no room on the transom so need one that goes over the tubes and that will fold away when not in use. Spotted these in this months PBR magazine. Has anyone had any experience of them?

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Old 20 October 2013, 14:58   #2
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I have the 2 step one of these Folding Ladder for Inflatable Dinghy | online at compass24 | 117542 works well and a better price.
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Been thinking of getting one of these myself, easy to fold away under a jockey seat or anchor locker.

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I made room for one on the transom by sectioning it through the middle and welding it back together.

It's wide enough for a booted foot.

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Old 20 October 2013, 15:18   #5
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Been thinking of getting one of these myself, easy to fold away under a jockey seat or anchor locker.

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This will just swing up under the boat when you climb up it
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This will just swing up under the boat when you climb up it
Not ideal I agree and I wouldn't buy one, but perhaps it's down to technique feet on the rung and knees on the pods then pull up and straighten legs?
Prefer shiny stainless myself, single pole with pegs either side for using with fins.
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ive made two of these Rope Ladder | How To Tie An Rope Ladder| Bait Presentation Knot and have them permanently fixed to either side of my frame. yes they swing under the boat when using them, but with only a little practice they are really easy to use.
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This will just swing up under the boat when you climb up it
Blimey Nick it ain't that hard if you want easy just stand on the engine leg and trim yerself up then.
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Blimey Nick it ain't that hard if you want easy just stand on the engine leg and trim yerself up then.
Ok it's not hard, but then I have never found it hard to just pull my self in over the tubes, but if you are trying to make it easy why buy something that will swing under the boat and pinch your feet to boot?
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but if you are trying to make it easy why buy something that will swing under the boat and pinch your feet to boot?
Cos its cheap Seriously though, if its for regular use like diving or snorkelling fair point but for m.o.b. or emergencies I don't see a problem with it. Better than nothing and easy to store
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I got this for my RIB

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Ive seen this on the Ribeye I demo'd, its a nice bit of kit, but I just dont like the fittings thats are stuck on the tubes - fugly!
I presently have the webbing ladder solution, which I used on my old V520, it was fine for me, but the wife and my young kids didnt like it, as it kicks under the boat. So I too am looking for a better solution for the Brig when it turns up
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Ive seen this on the Ribeye I demo'd, its a nice bit of kit, but I just dont like the fittings thats are stuck on the tubes - fugly!
I am also after a ladder and yes that does look a nice one apart from the fugly stuck on fittings as you say. However it does look like that ladder would easily work without those fittings in place?! Surely if some rope was used and attached to a suitable anchor point inside a rib then it should work fine?!

Also I wonder how much that ladder is?!
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In the days of a better :$ rate I bought one of these - superb construction, works (and still does) with an 18st blubberman, folds nicely to store between the tubes and A frame >>> but very pricey
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I am also after a ladder and yes that does look a nice one apart from the fugly stuck on fittings as you say. However it does look like that ladder would easily work without those fittings in place?! Surely if some rope was used and attached to a suitable anchor point inside a rib then it should work fine?!

Also I wonder how much that ladder is?!
If you are going to do that buy one of these!
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In the days of a better :$ rate I bought one of these - superb construction, works (and still does) with an 18st blubberman, folds nicely to store between the tubes and A frame >>> but very pricey
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Wow thats expensive but looks nice!

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Yes the bigger 3 step version looks good value for money at 50, I am very tempted to get one!
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i purchased a St croix here in the states and it got favorable reviews from my family and friends.

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