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post #7 of Old 02-23-2012
deniseO30
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Most swim ladders have 1" round rungs, hard with shoes, painful if barefoot! You may notice your companion way ladder is more like stairs? Treads! (Why stairs are easier) Also making it difficult, from your description, the ladder is just too short. It should be in the water or lower. A fold down swim platform next to the ladder could be helpful so your not going from one moving object to another. A fabricator and or welder could extend your ladder, weld supports for treads, and also extend the little feet that rest against the transom, because the reverse angle ladders hang at also makes them hard to climb.

Another thing making it difficult is the dingy itself, most people will never ever trust a dingy from "tipping" Because you are somewhat disabled; At the very least a safety line and or harness should be used and you should not be trying to climb up alone.

Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club.
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