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Old 26-05-2014, 08:19   #1
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Does anyone know where I can get a reasonably priced set of kid-friendly boarding steps?
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Old 26-05-2014, 08:44   #2
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What do you mean by kid friendly.?... most kids I know are part monkey
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What do you mean by kid friendly.?... most kids I know are part monkey
Your right about that and my teens are fine with the ladder that is on the boat now, but my 4 year old has trouble turning around and stepping down. Plus, the gap between the dock and the boat doesn't help. I was looking for stairs that attach to the side. I found a few nice ones, but wanted to see if I could get away with less than 2-3 grand.
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Old 26-05-2014, 10:04   #4
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Re: Boarding Steps

I don't have your answer, but I do have a caution. I've seen some of the plastic rungs on cheap boarding ladders break after a season or two of UV damage resulting in some very sharp edges that the climbers fall against on their way down.
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Ok understand.... Is it possible to modify your existing ladder with 2 padded hull braces so that it attaches at a more comfortable angle and closes the space between hull and dock?
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Depending on your free board a single plank suspended halfway usually works very well
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Re: Boarding Steps

Garhauer Marine has the cheapest stainless products on the market. Everything they make is very well constructed and they can customize for you as well.

Here is their two step model.... Garhauer Marine Hardware -8332769
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Re: Boarding Steps

I think GG's talking about stairs from boat to dock, not a boarding ladder for getting back onboard from a swim. The nicer models are quite expensive.
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http://www.umtmarine.com/boarding-eq...oarding-stairs
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I think GG's talking about stairs from boat to dock, not a boarding ladder for getting back onboard from a swim. The nicer models are quite expensive.
Yup. I'm looking for something like this. They are very expensive. Too bad there isn't a cheaper alternative.
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Re: Boarding Steps

Maybe a boarding ramp/Passerelle would suit you?
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These are really nice. They don't give the pricing, but I can only imagine
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Too bad there isn't a cheaper alternative.
Ah...just the first of many.

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This is very nice also.
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Stu beat me to it

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