stair design

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by gabriel, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. gabriel
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    gabriel Junior Member

    I Just Bought A Bertram 58' 1982. The Stern Ladder Is Extremely Uncomfortable For Older People To Get In The Boat. I Am Thinkink Of Desigining A Fiber Glass Ladder That Will Take Some Space Of The Closet And The Main Stateroom Below. Will This Weaken The Structure Of The Stern? Has Someone Done A Design Like That?
     
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    This sort of modification isn't particularly difficult, but should be preformed by someone with the experience to replace structural elements that might be compromised in the process. Contact a designer or well regarded boat carpenter.
     
  3. kenJ
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    kenJ Senior Member

    Pictures would help
     

  4. gabriel
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    gabriel Junior Member

    Thanks for the advice. I will post some pictures of the Stern and the structural view from inside next week.
     
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