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Old 05-05-2010, 07:58   #16
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How about ladder widget?
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Although those are all perfectly cromulent words, I'd like to suggest scrumpers. As in, the things that scrape your rump when you are sitting on the rail.
I like it. Scrumper. Much better than Fragulator.
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Scrumper is good I will admit.

OK I want to change mine just alittle tinny bit.

"Nob Nabbers" and the needed "Nobbins" to go with it!....Come on thats a good one..no?...Pattent#2622764871
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The previous owner of my Pearson 26 obviously had a swim ladder at some point, and this is all that's left of it. After looking at some of the ladders out there I think I would be better off making a simple rope ladder to attach to those grommets. I can't for the life of me figure out what this type of fastener is called. As you can see, it has a hole (5/8") with a narrower slot on the side so that the circular piece can slip down and be held in place. I need to buy or fabricate a male piece to attach the two sides of the ladder to. Does anyone know what this is called? Thanks.
Ladder eye plates for an Taylor Made Folding Boarding Ladder. We had one on our Cal 2-29 for 20+ years. It was good equipmernt. There is one offered for sale at http://providence.craigslist.org/boa/1718906877.html

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It looks similar to the mounts on Overtons Pontoon later, item 24062 page 281 of the 2010 Catalog.
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Could you simply slide a knot on the end of your ladder (stopper knot) into the larger hole and slide it down into the slot to "stop" it?
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Also, the right sized door knob would fit in the hole and lock in the slot. The knob could be screwed to whatever you want (first rung of ladder?).
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I have those on my boat to. What the hell are they? Circumnamubaltor?
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I have them on my boat and the ladder to go with them and it all works well. In Whitworths catalog they are called 'keyhole plates'.
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Clearly it's a dunsel, but only until it is in use, much like a rope is a rope and once you apply it to something it becomes a line.
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I hate to ruin the excitement, but I think the technical name is just ... bolt slot. At least that's what they're called on jigs.
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Also, the right sized door knob would fit in the hole and lock in the slot. The knob could be screwed to whatever you want (first rung of ladder?).
If it took a door knob it would stick out and that would make it a riprump.

That would cost more than just getting the right ladder to fit it (have you checked the Lazarette?) just in clean up costs.

Sailors are cheap we know.

You might be thinking rope ladder but until you try one you will understand why rigid ladders abound.
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I agree that rope ladders are annoying, but if you were going with a rope ladder, just find the biggest nut you can fit in that slot and then use rope small enough to go through the nut with an overhand knot to keep it from pulling through. Slide the nut in and let the rope flip down over the back.

In fact, you don't even necessarily have to use rope that small for the entire ladder. You could just make loops small enough to fit through the nut and then tie the ladder with thicker rope to the loops.
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I know a rigid ladder might be less annoying but I like the compact storage possibilities of a rope ladder. Here's what I'm thinking now...

I'll make a rope ladder with dowels for rungs except for the bottom step, which will be a metal tube so that it does not float.

On the top rung (all the way at the top, I'll put a bolt through the dowel on each side, with appropriately sized washers (smaller then larger) under the bolt head. That should fit in nicely in the scrumpers, pop out easily and roll up to fit in my cockpit side compartment. Thanks for the help, guys! This was a good one...
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I found it! You were right svHyLyte, it was a Taylor Made ladder. And you were right too, Therapy, I had taken it out of the Lazarette last year without giving it much thought. I don't know what I thought it was, but I definitely wasn't thinking ladder.

Well I still need to get some new scrumper buttons, as the old ones are rusted out. Otherwise it looks to be in good shape. Thanks, all!
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