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post #105 of Old 01-03-2010
Cal 9.2 SilverSwan
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One mans trash is another's treasure,,, I was looking for a boarding ladder for years and preferred a permanent mounted transom ladder. The Cal 9.2 has the reverse transom, so finding a transom ladder with the appropriate bend to clear the lifeline and fold for proper water placement took awhile. It took about 6 yrs of searching to do it for the cheap(under $70 delivered). New ones were over $400 and custom built ones were quoted over $800, I love going to the Annapolis boat show each fall, but the prices are scarry.... By luck I found one listed on that EBay, again, and the lister was willing to take pics with a yard stick so I could do a check with autocad to see if it would work. Perfect it is not, I would have preferred one more stem in the water, but is works as a recovery ladder and a swim ladder. I was told a story of a sailer that fell overboard and managed to grab a sheet, but was unable to pull himself back onboard. I single hand, thus the ladder.
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