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Old 04-26-2017, 10:22 PM
tandm tandm is offline
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Default Boat ladder?

Most of us know and understand the need and value of life preservers and other pfd's. Has anyone thought about how we get our buddy back into the boat after we retrieve him? I'm considering a rope or chain ladder that could be hooked over the gunwale . Any thoughts or ideas ? Remember, some of us aren't quite as athletic as we once were.
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:27 AM
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It's a good idea. I have to do something myself. I'm looking for something that can collapse. Interested to see if there are any recommendations.
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:48 AM
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There are a number of us on here that have made a platform across the splash well and have a ladder mounted to it. There were some threads on here about how different people did it, with pics. I don't know how to find them without looking thru all.
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:42 AM
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A transom mounted folding ladder. They are small, compact, and made of stainless steel. And as it's bolted to the boat, you'll never leave it behind..

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Most of us know and understand the need and value of life preservers and other pfd's. Has anyone thought about how we get our buddy back into the boat after we retrieve him? I'm considering a rope or chain ladder that could be hooked over the gunwale . Any thoughts or ideas ? Remember, some of us aren't quite as athletic as we once were.
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:15 AM
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If you mount a boarding ladder on your boat, try to get one with a least three steps and preferably four. If the person is a child, old, small, impaired, out of shape or hypothermic it will be much easier for them to get up the ladder. The added cost is negligible and they really don't take up much more room than a two step ladder.
I wouldn't trust my life or those of my passengers to a rope or a chain ladder, especially to save a few bucks.

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Old 04-27-2017, 08:15 AM
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I have a Lund Fisherman and purchased the attached gunwale hook ladder. I would of mounted a transom ladder/platform but didn't want anything in the way when fishing or holes drilled in the transom. Make sure it's long enough to hang low in the water to accomodate getting your feet on it without a struggle. It does lay flat in the boat and telescopes but still a pain to store. Not the perfect scenario but will fit the purpose in an emergency, which was my main objective. We have also used it to reboard when pulling a tube.

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Old 04-27-2017, 10:42 AM
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I always rode the trim up and in. But I'm getting older, maybe a latter is needed.
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:57 PM
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Alumacraft Trophy 195. My concern wasn't getting my buddy back in the boat. I fish alone a lot, and I wanted to be able to get myself back in... So accessing it while in the water is a must. The Trophy is a deep boat, and the transom and gunwales look a long way up when you're treading water... Couldn't find an aftermarket ladder I liked, so I had a custom ladder built. It was expensive, but I'm really happy how it came out. Platform spans the splashwell, and rugged enough for me to climb on (I'm no lightweight)..
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:13 PM
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Alumacraft Trophy 195. My concern wasn't getting my buddy back in the boat. I fish alone a lot, and I wanted to be able to get myself back in... So accessing it while in the water is a must. The Trophy is a deep boat, and the transom and gunwales look a long way up when you're treading water... Couldn't find an aftermarket ladder I liked, so I had a custom ladder built. It was expensive, but I'm really happy how it came out. Platform spans the splashwell, and rugged enough for me to climb on (I'm no lightweight)..

Outboard motor can be used to climb up.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:20 PM
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https://jet.com/product/detail/e22b5...a:2&code=PLA15

I have that on my boat, have not tried it. Figure if I can get on it I can get in somehow.

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