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Old 19-02-2013, 18:08   #1
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Your favorite boarding step/ladder for midship

I want to make a step for midship boarding from dinghy. Anyone have a simple, durable, design that has stood up to the rigors of cruising.
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Re: Your favorite boarding step/ladder for midship

I am also interested in a design. Stern ladder has the lifelines and outboard bracket to negotiate.
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Old 19-02-2013, 18:26   #3
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Re: Your favorite boarding step/ladder for midship

Look at Cruising Concepts they make custom teak ladders. I have one I use daily.
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Old 19-02-2013, 18:48   #4
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I'm cheap...
A car tyre... nice homemade canvas cover that leaves the hole...
Some nice nylon braid and you've a boarding ladder.. and a dinhy fender if you lower it..
Over 37ft...? Link up 2...?
Edit; don't foget a drain hole..
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Re: Your favorite boarding step/ladder for midship

I note you are asking about a step rather than necessarily a ladder.

I have a plastic stirrup.

https://www.whitworths.com.au/main_i...AbsolutePage=1

I don't use the deck attachment, but just tie to one of the stanchions. When underway just flop it onto the deck.

Another solution I saw was a stirrup fabricated by another cruiser. This was 2 pieces of foam pool noodle tied together with a piece of conduit through each, and then the supporting rope threaded through that. The conduit provided sufficient shape and strength, and the foam was soft on the feet.
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Re: Your favorite boarding step/ladder for midship

Just another idea I saw on a boat moored near mine. I am trying to improve my boarding system as-well.
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