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Old 07-08-2014
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Re: PS 37 boarding ladder size

Something to consider when choosing the ladder location as I learned when picking up a shoreboat. Shoreboats often do not want to pull along the side your boat that has an overhanging BBQ attatched to the rails.
That being said in some instances you arrive at a marina and really don't feel the need to deploy the boarding ladder as your not planning on going into the water. If thats so then you would be short of one boarding location to the boat as the ladder is taking up that space. The practical thing in this instance as I've found is mount the ladder on the same side of the boat as your overhaning BBQ. If you have the BBQ on one side and u mount the ladder on the other side you may have no easy and convenient way to access the shore boat.
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Re: PS 37 boarding ladder size

We've had the 70" Mystic ladder installed for about 15 years and are pleased with it. It's on the forward end of the port side genoa track (BBQ side). (On older C37's this track ends about 10 inches aft of the gate so that's where the ladder is.) The longer ladder works well for us.

In an emergency we want to be able to use the ladder to get back on board. To this end we have a line attached to the bottom rung (on top when folded) that ties to the top lifeline with a slip knot. This line ends in a monkey's fist or similar easily grabbed knot that hangs just above the water. Pulling on the line will deploy the ladder. One has to be clever in creating the slip knot so that it is not around the lifeline but rather slips off it.

There may be other ways to secure the ladder for quick release but this method works for us.

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Re: PS 37 boarding ladder size

Great points, all. I ended up ordering a Mystic Stainless 70" ladder with an extra set of track mounts so I'll be able to mount it on both sides as the need arises. I'll probably stow it at one of the mast pulpits when it won't be used for a while. And, I'll come up with some way to deploy it from the water such as mentioned by John.
By the way, John, my boat is currently at Yachtfitters, on Lake Union undergoing somewhat of a refit. Beautiful area. Later, it will be berthed in the San Francisco Bay.
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Re: PS 37 boarding ladder size

Bill,

Something to keep in mind is the hull curvature. We had to get some extension pieces so that the hull stand offs were the correct length for where the ladder is. They supplied these after we got the ladder and found it would not lay flat against the hull.

Also, we put rubber cane tips then tennis balls on these stand offs so the hull would be protected.

We walk right by Yachtfitters on the way to breakfast on Sundays so we'll look for Pristine tomorrow morning.

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Re: PS 37 boarding ladder size

Thanks for the tip, John. I'll be at Yachtfitters all of this coming week working on some of the projects. Stop by for a visit, if you can.
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