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Old 31-01-2014, 07:14   #1
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Boarding Gangway/Passerelle

I am looking to buy a folding gangway at least 2.5 meters long (8 feet) preferably with a hand rail. Please PM me.
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Old 31-01-2014, 07:48   #2
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Re: Boarding Gangway/Passerelle

same requirement looking forward to what you come up with. I don't understand why you see so few of them?
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Old 31-01-2014, 09:37   #3
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I been seriously working on buying one for the last several weeks. The designs and the strength of the hardware (hinges etch,) seem critical and I have been warned to stay away from really cheap ones
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Re: Boarding Gangway/Passerelle

I still cannot work out why they are so expensive! But I also have to bite the bullet this year having given myself a hernia man-handling a gang plank around last season.

Does anyone know where to buy steps that attach to the bow and anchor to aid getiing on and off when parked bow in? Saw a boat in Peurto Mogan with just what I am looking for but he cast off and sailed away before I had time to speak to the owner.
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Re: Boarding Gangway/Passerelle

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I still cannot work out why they are so expensive! But I also have to bite the bullet this year having given myself a hernia man-handling a gang plank around last season.

Does anyone know where to buy steps that attach to the bow and anchor to aid getiing on and off when parked bow in? Saw a boat in Peurto Mogan with just what I am looking for but he cast off and sailed away before I had time to speak to the owner.

This is what a lot of people use on the river when they beach on a sandbar.
http://bit.ly/Liq71x
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Thanks for the link.

We tend to park nose up to the quayside and I am not sure this will work as there is no large frontage to the bow to rest it against but it is certainly worth considering if there is a method of fixing.
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Old 31-01-2014, 14:26   #7
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Re: Boarding Gangway/Passerelle

I have just had someone suggest using a folding motorcyle ramp.

Folding load ramp - 1.8 metres

This is a little short for me but maybe it is of interest to others. Note the price!
About 10% of what you have to pay for a marine gang plank!!!!
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Re: Boarding Gangway/Passerelle

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I have just had someone suggest using a folding motorcyle ramp.



Folding load ramp - 1.8 metres



This is a little short for me but maybe it is of interest to others. Note the price!

About 10% of what you have to pay for a marine gang plank!!!!


It's also about 8" wide, just the thing for coming home from the bar
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:29   #9
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Re: Boarding Gangway/Passerelle

There is also the problem of attaching it to the boat so that the boat can rotate and roll without being damage from the gangway scraping on it. In my case, I will go almost always tie up stern to and use my sugar scoops for mounting the gangway so while I have large area on which to place the gangway, it also represents a large area I need to protect.

There is a site that sells some of the fittings separately but I am not sure how robust they are and they, of course, are not cheap. Here is the link http://www.nautimarketshop.com/shop/en/department/149/Gangways-and-Accessories.html.
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I have an aluminum passerelle that I'm going to sell this year when we leave the Med unless I find they have any use in the Caribbean?
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I ordered mine from

SWI-TEC America LLC
www.swi-tec.us

The prices are comparable and they deliver in the US.
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