I'm looking for a mid-ship boarding ladder, and have zeroed in on a tri-fold stainless boarding ladder, and it looks like the design from Mystic Stainless is good (though expensive). Has anyone used one? Suggestions as to alternative mid-ship boarding ladders? Note that a stern-mount platform is not in the cards given the narrowness of the transom and the monitor windvane
already back there.
What I'm lookin for are: removeable for stowage down below, solid enough for scuba diving
, and will reach well below the waterline. The deck
is 40" above the water
, therefore the 4 step models will reach the water
but not much of the ladder is in the water, and there's no toe rail.
Mystic's Foldaway has a horizontal top bar that fits into two cylindrical sleeves that are in-turn welded to a Schaefer pin-stop T-track slider. The sliders fit 1-1/4" T-track (which I will have to bolt to the deck). The entire structure slides off the T-track by pulling the slider pin-stops, therefore the only thing left on deck
is a 26" length of T-track which is useful for outboard
sheeting when sailing - not a bad thing.
Any alternatives that people think are better? I looked at this thread
and people do seem to like the ladders. I've inspected one locally and it looks like a nice piece of equipment