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Old 08-08-2017, 06:44   #31
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Re: Show me your boarding ladder (please)

From your question I would guess that you meant boarding from a dock rather than from the dingy or the water. In that case I like the "Boarding Fender".
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Re: Show me your boarding ladder (please)

One alternate high freeboard approach is to use an electric motor on the davits that lift the whole dink up including the crew. Kind of amusing "in action" but I guess it worked for them.

Another is to purchase an Amel passerelle. Highly engineered as you can see from these blog photos.

http://www.zerotocruising.com/cooles...es-amel-maramu

Lastly can you share a stern picture? Maybe a swim platform can be part of the solve.
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Re: Show me your boarding ladder (please)

I have not been able to download pictures. But Amel mango, maramu, and supermaramu have boarding ladder are around 7 feet long. They pivot on the literal tube of the stanchion and pulled aft when not in use. They also are used as Passerelles. By adding a plank on top. You can mount them forward of bow roller or aft. Look up pick on internet to get a better idea. Good luck.
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:53   #34
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From your question I would guess that you meant boarding from a dock rather than from the dingy or the water. In that case I like the "Boarding Fender".
No this would be from the water or from a dink. We're about to unhook from the dock and go (at last).

The water up here is indeed cold - right now about 58F. I imagine after a few minutes I might have problems holding on to any ladder, but it seems a bit cavalier to just assume I will die and go without.

I remember the Mystic Ladder from boat shows years ago, it's a terrific product. If I can scrape together enough $$ I'd go with them, but it's gonna hurt.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:29   #35
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Re: Show me your boarding ladder (please)

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Going for a quick swim in places like Buccaneer Bay is one thing. Coming back to the “mothership” in the dink after provisioning in Madeira Park is a very similar thing. Taking an inadvertent dunking in the middle of Rosario Strait is quite another.


I see talk of “passerelles” (gang planks) and accommodation ladders that are totally inappropriate for a boat the size of yours, let alone for TP. I see talk of mechanical gizzmos that are just dandy in big ships. But there is merit in keeping things as simple and maintenance free as possible. MySaintedMother used to tell me: “If you can't repair it with a dirk and a piece of cod line – don't go to see in it!” :-)


From what you've said, you aren't going to be single-handing. If you take a fall on deck and go overboard you will be: 1) Hurting and sore and weak from the fall. 2) disoriented and 3) rendered extremely weak, to the point of incapacity, by the cold water. What will save your bacon is having APPROPRIATE equipment aboard (in addition to the mandated equipment) and having COMPETENT crew left aboard to get you back in.


Getting useful, cheap equipment (you sound as if bux matter to you) you can do for just a few dollars by making a Jacob's ladder of sufficient length, and for another fistful of dollars by ensuring that you have a running topping lift so you can use your main boom as a cargo boom. . A Jacob's ladder is EMERGENCY equipment and should be stowed where it is handy, though not fully deployed. Just like your heaving line.


Mine gets slung from the base of a stanchion with the “knot” that every sailor must know and be able to tie with one hand. In the dark. While being dragged under water :-): The Round Turn and Two Half Hitches.


You prolly know the standard MOB drill for baby ships. Just add the above :-)! If you are the skipper, it is YOUR responsibility to train your crew to use it promptly and proficiently – as well as how to get the ship back to the MOB's location. If it isn't you that is the skipper, then lean on your skipper until these things are taken care of, and each crew member can perform the required evolution as if he were the last man aboard!



Obviously, a “reboarding device” that will work when the chips are down will also work for getting back aboard if you've just been for a quiet little snorkle :-)! And using it for that purpose fairly frequently assures that if the chips really ARE down, it will be in good working order, and you will know how to use it with confidence.


I commend you for thinking these things through in advance. As I poke about the southern Gulf Islands I hear far, far to many transmissions by USCG Puget Sound Sector dealing with the tribulations of boaters who apparently didn't bother to do that!


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Re: Show me your boarding ladder (please)

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Thanks Mango51 and Secondbase for the Amel ladder.

I have always admired the one on Delos, but didn't appreciate the features.

How do the steps pivot flat?

I am in the beginning stages of designing a new custom side ladder for Stargazer as with a recently torn Achilles tendon, no more leaping if being blown away from the dock.
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1 Steps, not rungs for when I have a dive tank on my back (like Amels)

2. Pivots up as a Gate when not in use, but designed as a 3 part where it is a dock ladder (double width) then folds out to swim/dive ladder with two steps under water

My stern ladder worked OK in the past but with just rungs, it was always hard on the feet when carrying something

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Re: Show me your boarding ladder (please)

The steps don't pivot. A plank of wood sildes on the aluminum frame . In which you walk on. The whole structure pivot aft to store.
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Absolutely go with the Mystic Marine. We have had ours since 1991. Still rock solid and easy to board if you are in the water. Looks good and easy to install if you have a toe rail. Ours has had and continues to have heavy use.
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Are these deployable from the water?
I have low freeboard and can easily step up from my kayak to board my boat, but there are times I just want to jump in the water without dropping my kayak in first. Climbing up the bobstay gets old quick.
Right now I'm deciding between mystic, up'n'out, and a custom mexican welded job.
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Re: Show me your boarding ladder (please)

I have been looking as well.. Found this thread which has some good stuff on Sailing Anarchy.

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/ind...swim-platform/
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