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Old 01-28-2017, 02:03 PM
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Default EZEE Step Start to finish WOW

I have like most of us been climbing in over the side of the boat . Well, all my boats really !! After a couple times of nearly getting a 2nd bath slipping on the trailer frame last summer . I got a wet foot both times . I was trying to figure a better way of getting in and out when fishing by myself and unloading and reloading the boat . I'm not getting any younger and I know that from what I have been told it slowly gets worse the climbing etc. etc. I was still trying to make up my mind on researching the problem . When a fishing buddy texted and asked If I wanted to fish Erie Thanksgiving weekend . Of course I said yes !!!! Met him at the Huron ramp and He asked me if I would back him in and pull him out . I said yes as I know what a big help that is . The surprise was he said that I should stay in the truck he would do all the cranking and hooking and unhooking . I asked why he said he had his EZEE Steps and he could do it quicker then I could . Well that got my attention for sure . I looked them over when I parked the truck . And the subject came up more then once during the fishing we did . He said the whole process getting the EZEE STEPS was easy. Installing them was easy . I have to agree 100 % with my fishing buddy . I called and talked to Mark (stepman) and got general information on entire process . I then read a bunch posts on here and decided that I would order a set of steps . Three phone calls on the 18th along with some pictures sent . Then Mark called me back and I preformed some measurements that Mark walked me thru . Mark did that After looking at my pictures so he would know how he was going to custom build My EZEE Steps , so that they would fit my rig . He said he would ship them most likely on the 27th . The FedEx man dropped them on my door step yesterday morning the 27th . I installed them Yesterday the installation went great (except for hunting down a washer or 2 that tried to run when dropped) .
The steps are really well made out of top notch material . And the workmanship is really great I have been up and down them 10 maybe 12 times already . I weigh 185 and I can stand with both feet on 1 step no problem . They are solid don't move under me at all . They are really a better way then crawling in over the side . Mark was really great to work with start to finish . I can't wait to take the EZEE Steps fishing . I already know
that IF I get another boat / trailer (told the wife this was the last boat ). I will have Mark build me a set to fit on my next rig. I had him build me a 3 step set with grab pole. In case this is my last boat . OH by the way we got some nice fish off Huron they run 23 to 30 in !!
Tight lines,
Rick
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Old 01-28-2017, 02:27 PM
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Entry steps are the best thing I ever did putting them on my Skeeter.
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Old 01-28-2017, 03:24 PM
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Entry steps are the best thing I ever did putting them on my Skeeter.
X2, it can be very dangerous crawling over the bow without steps, staying dry is a plus.

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I prefer a dock . . . . .
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Old 01-31-2017, 01:33 AM
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Nice post Eyeman....like you, I will never have another boat without EZEESteps on the trailer.

My customers appreciate the safe, easy, in and out of the boat in the parking lot, rather than at the dock.

Its has made my loading on the trailer at the end of a trip a very quick process, and it's nice never having to bend over the trolling motor to hook the trailer strap to the bow.

Glad you did the smart thing and put them on your boat....it's so much safer for us old farts, ya know. lol
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Two questions/concerns:

1. Do the steps get in the way while making sharp turns while towing (going forward or backward)?

2. Are there any concerns when loading the boat that the boat (in rough water conditions) will go off kilter and ram the hull into the frame/steps?

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Old 01-31-2017, 07:57 AM
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I've had the EZEE steps for about 6 yrs. now. To answer your questions, no problem with tight turns. The steps are placed far enough back on the frame to never get in the way. And, I've never had a concern loading that I'd hit the steps. I suppose it's possible if the trailer was in too deep or there were very big waves, but not a problem in ordinary circumstances.
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Old 01-31-2017, 08:00 AM
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I don't have Ezee steps, but I installed a pair of load guides midway forward on my trailer frame and that guarantees me that my boat loads squarely on the trailer in high current and windy conditions.
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I put thousands of miles on my trailer every year, and over some rough roads. I wouldn't feel comfortable with the ezee steps hanging off my trailer frame. Seems like a lot of weight and leverage hanging out in space. I lost a couple loadguides through vibration and cracking near welds. I'm able to step over onto my spare, then down to the trailer tongue. I'm 69 y/o, so there will probably come a time where steps will be needed. I' be looking for something more compact.
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I put thousands of miles on my trailer every year, and over some rough roads. I wouldn't feel comfortable with the ezee steps hanging off my trailer frame. Seems like a lot of weight and leverage hanging out in space. I lost a couple loadguides through vibration and cracking near welds. I'm able to step over onto my spare, then down to the trailer tongue. I'm 69 y/o, so there will probably come a time where steps will be needed. I' be looking for something more compact.
I heard that they are coming out with escalators for you old guys........might even be a government mandatory someday.
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