Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-01-2018, 09:54   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2017
Boat: Beneteau 510
Posts: 9
Beneteau Transom Swim Ladder

Hello all!

I'm the new owner of a beautiful 1992 Beneteau 510. I've been scouring the internet to find a swim ladder for the transom of my boat that I purchased a little over a month ago. It really is an adventure, but it's what I expected as far as always finding something else that needs attention. I still feel lucky that it's in such good shape.

If anyone has any suggestions on where I can find a ladder that will fit, please let me know. I've included pics. The main problem is that everything that I'm finding manufactured today is much wider than the 10" between the mounting rails. I'd hate to remove them and then mount something else, but that may end up being the only thing that makes sense.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20180110_155829.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	408.5 KB
ID:	162007   Click image for larger version

Name:	20180110_155814.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	407.1 KB
ID:	162008  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20180110_155821.jpg
Views:	119
Size:	407.6 KB
ID:	162009  
__________________

AKinKingHarbor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2018, 11:18   #2
Registered User
 
TheOffice's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Annapolis
Boat: Hylas 44
Posts: 604
Re: Beneteau Transom Swim Ladder

These guys will build you one:

White Water Marine - Ladders

I've bought stanchions from them. Reasonable, quick and nice work!
__________________

TheOffice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2018, 13:49   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Home for a couple of years.
Boat: Beneteau 49
Posts: 397
Re: Beneteau Transom Swim Ladder

You can order the parts directly from Beneteau USA.

They have a database and info here:
BENETEAU USA

They have a lot of parts in stock.
boom23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2018, 14:14   #4
Head in a locker
 
Cavalier's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Boat: Beneteau 461 47'
Posts: 924
Images: 1
Re: Beneteau Transom Swim Ladder

I had a quick look in BeneteauUSA's spare parts catalogue (along with a search), and the swim ladder doesn't appear to be original:



At least I couldn't find any reference to a swim ladder on the website under a 510.
__________________
"By day the hot sun fermented us; and we were dizzied by the beating wind. At night we were stained by dew, and shamed into pettiness by the innumerable silences of stars."
Cavalier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2018, 19:32   #5
Registered User
 
CaptNemoO2's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Long Island
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 510
Posts: 121
Re: Beneteau Transom Swim Ladder

The OE ladder that goes there is kind of a pain in the ass and feet! It has a hinged lower part that folds over and fills in the gaps between rungs. This is so it can be flipped over and act as a gangway of sorts. Unfortunately that creates some weird shaped and awkwardly spaced steps. Attached is the only picture I have at the moment stolen from a video I took (phone with all my pictures fell overboard).

I've been trying to think off ways to get rid of it and replace it with a dive ladder that can fit in the pocket underneath the teak.

Since we've finally thawed a bit here, if I can get to the boat tomorrow, I'll try and take more pictures.

Edit- apparently can no longer add pictures over 400kb from the mobile forum app... I'll try another way
CaptNemoO2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2018, 20:32   #6
Registered User
 
CaptNemoO2's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Long Island
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 510
Posts: 121
Re: Beneteau Transom Swim Ladder

Here's the picture, plus a video showing it deployed. It wont help you source it though. The folding transom seems to be a rare version of the 510, so I doubt you'll be able to find it. Another option I considered was using a telescoping dive ladder and adding the removable bracket, but have not dug too deep into it yet as I have other projects.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot_20180112-222117.jpg
Views:	107
Size:	331.4 KB
ID:	162106  
Attached Files
CaptNemoO2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2018, 10:54   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2017
Boat: Beneteau 510
Posts: 9
Re: Beneteau Transom Swim Ladder

Thank you for the responses! It's really cool to see what the original ladder looked like. I'm still trying to figure out some options.

When I tried to sign up for the Beneteau parts website, I never got a response.

I messaged one of the vendors about having a ladder made and they responded that they needed the dimensions of the original part... hahaha!

I'll figure something out. The problem is that the rails that are still attached to the transom make it kind of tough to find something that will work. I'm sure the solution is out there.

-Andy
AKinKingHarbor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 17:06   #8
Registered User
 
CaptNemoO2's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Long Island
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 510
Posts: 121
Re: Beneteau Transom Swim Ladder

When I can some how align free time with nice weather, I can try and take down some dimensions for you.

Off topic, do you happen to have the owners manual with a legible copy of the Perkins wiring diagram?
CaptNemoO2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2018, 10:38   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2017
Boat: Beneteau 510
Posts: 9
Re: Beneteau Transom Swim Ladder

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptNemoO2 View Post
When I can some how align free time with nice weather, I can try and take down some dimensions for you.

Off topic, do you happen to have the owners manual with a legible copy of the Perkins wiring diagram?
I'll be on the boat today and will look around to see if I can find that. I'm sure it will be handy to have.

-Andy
AKinKingHarbor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2018, 16:27   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Home for a couple of years.
Boat: Beneteau 49
Posts: 397
Re: Beneteau Transom Swim Ladder

Quote:
Originally Posted by AKinKingHarbor View Post
When I tried to sign up for the Beneteau parts website, I never got a response.
Here is the Beneteau Parts contact information you need:

Debbie Thomas, Customer Service
Beneteau America | 1313 W. Hwy. 76 | Marion, SC 29571
Office: 843.629.5320 | Fax: 843.629.5329 | d.thomas@beneteau.com
__________________

boom23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
beneteau

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need a bit of help on my swim ladder tjsabo Powered Boats 5 03-06-2017 10:21
500: Lagoon 2012 500 swim ladder repair Alan Taylor Lagoon Catamarans 2 14-05-2016 19:34
Dangerous Swim : Places I Would NOT Swim Steadman Uhlich Off Topic Forum 35 18-10-2015 13:52
81 Hunter 33-c Swim Ladder Feet MarcTheShark Construction, Maintenance & Refit 3 02-08-2013 10:24
Bamboo Swim Ladder salticrak Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11 30-05-2012 11:14



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:26.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.