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post #4 of Old 11-02-2008
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my boat has the simple west marine ladder, it winds up 2 steps under water the third at the water line. when folded up it about 6 inches out of the water, with in easy reach. if you cant pull your self up a ladder they you should just get a sling that when you pull a line will allow you to climb in to and hang there all day if needed. a basic life sling tied off to hang at the water line might be all you need or can use. another option is you use an inflateable pfd with a built in harness and a line with a caribener hanging there, then you just clip on and wait for help.
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