11 February 2010

Sorting out a boarding ladder

I have bought a four rung telescopic boarding ladder. Very pleased with it, it seems strong, long and well made. I am going to install it to be stowed on the rear deck on a little platform, and flipped over to be extended. I have roughed out the platform in MDF to get the basic shape. Every edge twists and curves. Next I will make it up in plywood, stain it and screw it to the rear coaming. No need for holes in the transom. All of the weight will come down on the rear deck. The bottom rung should be about 200mm below the water in use. Shan't try it out until the water is warm...

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