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Old 11-02-2008
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what's best type ladder for getting back aboard?

I have a Lacer 25 and need advice about how to get back onboard if I go over while sailing or at the dock. I'm 67 years old and quite heavy. There's no chance that I can haul myself up in either case. If I buy a folding swim step, how far should it be below the bottom. Any other info from experience would be appreciated. Don't suggest to lose weight. Not gonnna happen.

I hadn't even thought about this previously but a neighbor fell in at the dock, couldn't get out and almost drowned. If it hadn't been for a boat that was docking, It would have been over for him.
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