Reboarding ladders

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  1. fallguy
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    Doesn't look easy to use. Considering that it is mostly an emergency boarding ladder, you may not feel the most athletic when you find yourself in a position where you need to reboard your boat. It does look pretty cool though.

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    really my main reservation is difficulty to use a/o difficulty to get an injured person back on
     
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    Have you considered a dive ladder? They are much easier to get your feet around, particularly with wet clothes on.
     
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    I have no transom space, so only a outboard or jack plate mounted ladder would work and an agile person can use them, but the location by the engine and sharp prop is precarious for most people and only room for one to help.

    I purchased the ldder sold by swi-tec.

    Link to follow. It was $140 and is a sturdy rope ladder I plan to hang off the aft beam locker.
     
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    The downside is they tend to move in. So I will need to test and see if it works without a hull near it or if I need to move it to hull side.

    a perm mounted ladder way sexier and easier to use, but no room.


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    I plan to hang it off rails on the aft beam enclosure. See the tow hook on the starboard hull? Shows how little room I have for a nice dive ladder. 4BFE4A0E-BAED-4AD2-B12C-21D1A480A79F.jpeg
     
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    How about mounting something on the inside of the sponson?
     

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    Considered, but the top is not even/level aft, so a wet person would really struggle on top
     
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