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Old 02-11-2007, 08:49   #1
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Mystic Stainless Folding Boarding Ladder

I'm looking for a mid-ship boarding ladder, and have zeroed in on a tri-fold stainless boarding ladder, and it looks like the design from Mystic Stainless is good (though expensive). Has anyone used one? Suggestions as to alternative mid-ship boarding ladders? Note that a stern-mount platform is not in the cards given the narrowness of the transom and the monitor windvane already back there.

What I'm lookin for are: removeable for stowage down below, solid enough for scuba diving, and will reach well below the waterline. The deck is 40" above the water, therefore the 4 step models will reach the water but not much of the ladder is in the water, and there's no toe rail.

Mystic's Foldaway has a horizontal top bar that fits into two cylindrical sleeves that are in-turn welded to a Schaefer pin-stop T-track slider. The sliders fit 1-1/4" T-track (which I will have to bolt to the deck). The entire structure slides off the T-track by pulling the slider pin-stops, therefore the only thing left on deck is a 26" length of T-track which is useful for outboard sheeting when sailing - not a bad thing.


Any alternatives that people think are better? I looked at this thread
and people do seem to like the ladders. I've inspected one locally and it looks like a nice piece of equipment.

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Old 02-11-2007, 10:04   #2
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I have one for sale just not listed yet any place. I kept it from the old boat, but I don't need it for the current boat.. This is the triple fold mystic stainless ladder with teak steps. Amazing ladder! Very well built. Mystic makes a lot of hideously expensive custom stuff. These ladders they make in batches but use the best materials for them. It's real 316 stainless and so costs a lot more but they shine all the time with almost nothing done to them. Much of what you see for sale is 304 stainless and while a tad stronger than 316 they rust while you look at them. Many have poor joints not properly welded and the welds rust bad.

I have the 1 inch T track fittings but you can order what ever you want from them. Send me a PM if you are interested in one for a used price instead of the brand new price. They are the best you can get though.
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Old 22-03-2009, 18:24   #3
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I know your message was sent almost two years ago regarding your mystic ladder, but is it still available? If so, please resond with your price at Thanks!
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