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Stainless Steel Gunwale/Hook Removable Boat Ladder - Norestar -

how do you lads feel about this as a solution for a 28' sailboat ladder?
anyone ordered from these folks?

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Not a bad looking ladder. I have to laugh at the picture showing it on a boat, where it is clear that the supplied standoff tubes are way too short! Make sure get ones appropriate for your boat.
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Re: swim ladder- sailboat

I'm in the market for such a device. I like the price. I'm a bit concerned on how
rugged the ladder is. With a shipping weight of 8.6 pounds for the 5 step that doesn't leave much weight for the stainless steel tubing. As far as the standoff tube, one can always fit the ladder with longer ones.
I don't like the plastic cup on the end of the standoff tube. Eventually the plastic will part then you have stainless cutting and marking your gel coat. Not sure what I would use in place of the plastic end caps.
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Re: swim ladder- sailboat

I have a west marine ladder that looks exactly like this norestar model. It isn't particularly robust, but it hasn't failed and dropped my 240+ pounds in the water yet (5 years old).

Captmeme is right about the plastic caps on the standoffs. I replaced them with similar rubber caps I found at the hardware store. I also put the keyhole mounts that this ladder attaches to on 1" slides so I can move the ladder position fore and aft on the toerail track.
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Re: swim ladder- sailboat

I've purchased and use this one GARELICK Ladder at West Marine Garlick ladder... Upon recommendation from another board (as I also have no boarding ladder).

The mounts are easy to install, and the ladder is plenty strong enough for this large adult (250lbs)...

The comments about the stand offs are spot on... these too stand too far off the side of my boat, so I had to "fabricate" larger standoffs. Problem solved.

Noted, this ladder is twice the price of the one you mention.
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Re: swim ladder- sailboat

Will 45 inches be long enough to allow you to climb back aboard your s/v? My wife can not climb out of the dingy because the distance to the deck is longer than her legs. She can not climb up the ladder affixed to the transom for the same reason. As you get older the muscles in the legs are not as strong.

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Re: swim ladder- sailboat

I bought the one from West Marine. I got the longer one, I think five or six steps. It was close to $300 but I can't remember exactly. Very high quality unit that works perfectly. I installed the brackets just forward of the shrouds so that when climbing aboard, the shrouds provide a solid hand-hold for the last step up. The brackets need to be set back so that BOTH stand-offs touch the hull equally and ladder is vertical. (By locating the ladder a little forward of middle, the kids getting in and out of the water don't drip all over the cockpit)
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Re: swim ladder- sailboat

"Will 45 inches be long enough to allow you to climb back aboard your s/v?"

And that is the question that keeps me from buying the ladder now. I have to measure my boat from gunwale to water line to find out where the last step is in relation to the water line. I would like to have a few steps underwater. Might be able to add an extension to it. At this price its worth hacken the ladder till it works.

P.S. this is post number 333, half way to 666.
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Re: swim ladder- sailboat

I build a lot of such ladders out of sch 40 stainles pipe, not the flimsy extruded tinfoil most commercially made ones are made of. Plastic ones are even flimsier.
Sch 40 stainless type 316 pipe is aroungd $1.50 a pound in scrapyards, and it is not hard to cut the parts out with a hacksaw or zip cut, and have it welded up . The only way to get a really good one is to build your own, just like with oarlocks.
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Re: swim ladder- sailboat

great thoughts here

I helped a mechanic here at the marina, in turn he visited my sailboat and walked me thru the refit if my old stainless steel one
thus one act of kindness befit another
and saved me $200
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