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    3988 That cockpit step-gctid824863

    We LOVE our 2000 - 3988 but sometimes that step from the cockpit into the boat seems pretty big. I have seen some photos of 3988s where some owner have added steps. I am wondering if there is a place to purchase one with a flange that bolts down or if they are custom made. Here is an example photo.


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    #2
    Looks like a home made step constructed out of 2x's, painted white and held in place with hook and eye on each side.

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      #3
      I need to do something similar for our 3818. I gotta plan around the hatch though.
      P/C Pete
      Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
      1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
      Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
      MMSI 367770440

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        #4
        I feel your pain and have purchased a temporary step that I found on line. It's ok for now; however, it's not wide enough and not as stable as I would like. I like what I see in the picture you posted and it does look like a custom job. Please let us know if you find a nice step that's available for purchase. I'll continue the search as well and will post anything I find. We may end up having to fabricate one.
        Alex
        Orange County, Ca.
        2001 3988
        Twin Cummins 330's

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          #6
          At TRAWLER FEST this year I toured a 3988 live-a-board with his home made step.

          I am planing on copying it this winter.


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          Greg
          1999 Bayliner 3988
          Twin Cummins 6BTA 270hp
          Malaspina Strait, BC

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            #7
            "Cap_Fury" post=824908 wrote:
            At TRAWLER FEST this year I toured a 3988 live-a-board with his home made step.

            I am planing on copying it this winter.

            [attachment]41236 wrote:
            3988_step.jpg[/attachment]
            I was thinking something similar, but using 1/2 inch starboard.
            Jeff & Tara (And Hobie too)
            Lake Havasu City, AZ
            |
            Current: 2022 Sun Tracker Sport Fish 22 XP3 w/ Mercury 200
            2000 Bayliner 3388 Cummins 4bta 250s (SOLD 2020)
            2000 Bayliner 2858 MCM 7.4 MPI B3 (SOLD 2018)
            2007 Bayliner 305 MCM twin 350 Mag B3s (SOLD 2012)
            2008 Bayliner 289 MCM 350 Mag Sea Core B3 (SOLD 2009)
            And 13 others...
            In memory of Shadow (7-2-10,) and Ginger (5-11-21.)
            Best boat dogs ever! Rest in peace girls...

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              #8
              Jeff,

              I was thinking white Starboard also; color matches the boat and no maintenance. Good idea.
              Alex
              Orange County, Ca.
              2001 3988
              Twin Cummins 330's

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                #10
                Hmmmmmm....might have to consider this and add more non skid to the bottom....Thanks for posting!
                Alex
                Orange County, Ca.
                2001 3988
                Twin Cummins 330's

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                  #11
                  Here's another one....


                  Alex
                  Orange County, Ca.
                  2001 3988
                  Twin Cummins 330's

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                    #12
                    Some 2x8's or 2x10's ?


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                    Esteban
                    Huntington Beach, California
                    2018 Element 16
                    Currently looking for 32xx in South Florida
                    Former Bayliners: 3218, 2859, 2252, 1952

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                      #13
                      any of the composite decking materials from home depoe or lowes would be the most affordable choice. it would look and last as well as any expensive "marine" material...

                      it needs no paint, its easy to work with and using a router with a round-over bit, one can finish the edges nicely, as well as use a 45┬║-V bit to route traction grooves in the surface of the steps...


                      NU LIBERTE'
                      Salem, OR

                      1989 Bayliner 2556 Convertible
                      5.7 OMC Cobra - 15.5x11 prop
                      N2K equipped throughout..
                      2014 Ram 3500 crew cab, 6.7 Cummins
                      2007 M-3705 SLC weekend warrior, 5th wheel
                      '04 Polaris Sportsman 700 -- '05 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO
                      Heavy Equipment Repair and Specialty Welding (RETIRED)

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                        #14
                        Boaters Discount Center may have just what your looking for.

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