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GalaxyGirl 26-05-2014 07:19

Boarding Steps
 
Does anyone know where I can get a reasonably priced set of kid-friendly boarding steps?

Pelagic 26-05-2014 07:44

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What do you mean by kid friendly.?... most kids I know are part monkey :)

GalaxyGirl 26-05-2014 07:50

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Originally Posted by Pelagic (Post 1550105)
What do you mean by kid friendly.?... most kids I know are part monkey :)

Your right about that :D and my teens are fine with the ladder that is on the boat now, but my 4 year old has trouble turning around and stepping down. Plus, the gap between the dock and the boat doesn't help. I was looking for stairs that attach to the side. I found a few nice ones, but wanted to see if I could get away with less than 2-3 grand.

Hudson Force 26-05-2014 09:04

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I don't have your answer, but I do have a caution. I've seen some of the plastic rungs on cheap boarding ladders break after a season or two of UV damage resulting in some very sharp edges that the climbers fall against on their way down.

Pelagic 26-05-2014 09:04

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Ok understand.... Is it possible to modify your existing ladder with 2 padded hull braces so that it attaches at a more comfortable angle and closes the space between hull and dock?

sparrowhawk1 26-05-2014 09:11

Depending on your free board a single plank suspended halfway usually works very well

jeremiason 26-05-2014 10:42

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Garhauer Marine has the cheapest stainless products on the market. Everything they make is very well constructed and they can customize for you as well.

Here is their two step model.... Garhauer Marine Hardware -8332769

Hud3 26-05-2014 10:53

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I think GG's talking about stairs from boat to dock, not a boarding ladder for getting back onboard from a swim. The nicer models are quite expensive.

CPseudonym 26-05-2014 11:03

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http://www.umtmarine.com/boarding-eq...oarding-stairs

GalaxyGirl 26-05-2014 11:09

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Originally Posted by Hud3 (Post 1550216)
I think GG's talking about stairs from boat to dock, not a boarding ladder for getting back onboard from a swim. The nicer models are quite expensive.

Yup. I'm looking for something like this. They are very expensive. Too bad there isn't a cheaper alternative.

DeepFrz 26-05-2014 11:12

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Maybe a boarding ramp/Passerelle would suit you?
BOAT BOARDING RAMP,STEADI-PLANK,affordable,effective, Aluminum BOAT BOARDING RAMP solutions

http://www.decktodock.com/applicationphotos.html

GalaxyGirl 26-05-2014 11:18

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Originally Posted by CPseudonym (Post 1550222)

These are really nice. They don't give the pricing, but I can only imagine :rolleyes:

Stu Jackson 26-05-2014 11:23

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Originally Posted by GalaxyGirl (Post 1550227)
Too bad there isn't a cheaper alternative.

Ah...just the first of many. :)

Welcome to the club. :cool:

GalaxyGirl 26-05-2014 11:24

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Originally Posted by DeepFrz (Post 1550229)

This is very nice also.

CPseudonym 26-05-2014 11:24

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Stu beat me to it :)

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