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05-21-2015 02:26 PM
Re: Midship Swim / Boarding Ladder

Thank you Mike! i believe one of the Up&out boarding ladders might work.

05-19-2015 04:35 PM
Brent Swain
Re: Midship Swim / Boarding Ladder

I haven't seen a commercially made one which was not super flimsy( like most commercially made gear). I prefer to weld them up out of 1 inch and 1 1/4 inch SS sch 40 pipe.
05-19-2015 04:01 PM
Re: Midship Swim / Boarding Ladder

Old thread , but here's my suggestion: Up-N-Out Marine Ladders - Boat Ladder Models

Our double-ender requires a mid-ship ladder. We were also looking for an effective emergency ladder; one that could be activated by someone who'd fallen in and was floating beside the boat. The Up-and-Out does both wonderfully.

It comes in various sizes, can be attached to the deck, or to the genoa track (as ours is). It telescopes and folds so it can be left in place all the time. And it is both flexible and solid. It can be retrieved from the water, and yet is solid and easy on the feet so can be used for normal boarding. Not cheap, but it's one of the best improvements we've made to the boat.
05-19-2015 01:16 PM
Re: Midship Swim / Boarding Ladder

I have an Allied Mistress 39 Center cockpit Ketch. The Genoa track is located well for attaching a Ladder at the rail. I do have a large freeboard but it looks like, from the picture to be about the same as that pictured..

I looked at West marine but did not find at Genoa mount ladder with enough length for my freeboard. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have a transom mount ladder now but it has always been difficult for some folks because of the long reach required to get to the stern deck and over the stern rail...
08-06-2006 11:14 PM
aphil138 Try I saw these at the boat show. Very nice workmanship.. a little pricey, that start at around 700 I think... But it is exactly what you want.
08-04-2006 06:50 PM
Allen Lofland Try these peple, Mystic MarineStainless. We have one of their laddres on our 42 Endeavour and it is very good quality and a safe ladder. We recently went to an offshore reef with another boat, they had to make an emergncy departure as their side ladder gave way in the rolling seas, we had and enjoyable day with our PROPER LADDER
08-04-2006 05:25 PM
hellosailor Damn, TrueBlue! You've scooped me. I've been dreaming of a Jacob's Ladder that would fold up flat against the lifelines like that for years...and now someone beat me to it.

How shaky or delicate is that if two XXL crew scamper up at the same time?

Congrats on owning the one and only Proper Midships Jacob's Ladder in the world!
08-04-2006 05:01 PM
PBzeer I want one !!!
08-04-2006 04:08 PM
CharlieCobra Impressive.
08-04-2006 03:23 PM
TrueBlue Ipe although tough as iron, considerably outweighs teak. I would suspect a custom, removable Ipe boarding ladder, long enough for swimmer access, would be impractical on most boats.

When we found that we needed a side-mount boarding ladder, I envisioned building a wooden unit, remisiscent of the teak & bronze hardware beauties on those classic, wooden "gentlemen's yachts" from a century ago. I nixed the idea, due to the sheer weight of those things.

Stainless steel is aesthically compatible to most boat's stanchions. But I do agree, it is nice to dream of beautiful, but impractical boat fittings.

Here's a boarding ladder custom built by Nauticat yachts for a fellow Nauticater . . . a bit over the top, but way cool:

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