Foldable rail to ease embarking/disembarking

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  1. the brain
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    the brain Senior Member

    Foldable rail to ease embarking/disembarking


    My vessel has a 45” height transom she’s tall the transom cap/gunwales add 3”

    Plus 3” of railing is to high.


    I strained my groin(4 month”s ago still not 100% heeled) climbing into the vessel. I swing my left leg over the rail then

    Kindof swing the rest of me. The strain happened wearing tight long jeans


    See I swung my left leg over the rail much harder than normal like if I had shorts on.


    I need to lower the rail w/ a foldable section of rail (a transom door would be nice)


    How’s this look?

    Marine Stainless 7/8" Boat Rail Fittings Folding Swivel Tube Pipe Connector | eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/Marine-Stainless-7-8-Boat-Rail-Fittings-Folding-Swivel-Tube-Pipe-Connector/132334008448?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D41376%26meid%3D6e6b33964b494623ac7f015c76270bc7%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D3%26sd%3D232363011241&_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850


    I can visualize the folding end of rail mounted close to hut. the other cut end will need a seat/surport maybe another dedent bolt to secure?

    edit I could just make the tube section removable. or maybe a telescoping rail that slides in and out the way.


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  2. Wavewacker
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    Wavewacker Senior Member

    Think i'd just rather have a swing down ladder :)
     
  3. the brain
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    the brain Senior Member

    actually this section of railing was damaged (long story). w/ railing removed it is much easier to embark. there is still a small section of rail at the cabin for grabhandle and sportberella umbrella attachs for side protection.

    eventually I will repair the rail and add the folder. currently trailer is missing the fender which elevates me 2" now this issue being 2" lower is creating another embarkment problem w/ my strained groin caused by this embarkment issues I'm having I wish for a lower cutout section of transom.


    I actually stow a 5' rope style ladder which I will eventually use to embark at bow, like at the local river launch there isn't a dock, there are floating docks just not for launch/retrievals.
    TB
     
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  4. JamesG123
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    JamesG123 Senior Member

    You should just grow longer legs. ;)
     
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