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    swim ladder on 45/47?-gctid352011

    SO our 45 has a retarded swim ladder on the platform. It stands up in the middle of it and is in the way. We want to store our kayak on the platform as well as having a less obtuse swim ladder (see picture attached of current set up). Additionally, from a safety standpoint, it is better to have one that can be deployed easily if one happens to be in the water unintentionally.

    So what do you have? My preference would be an undermount ladder that bolts to the underside of the platform- easiest to deploy from the water, out of the way, etc. Problem is that the edge of the platform has that lip that drops down a few inches. It will require installing some type of blocking or something to mount the ladder to. Anyone done this? I could go with a surface mount ladder that folds flat but not entirely wild about it as could still be a tripping hazard but I may have to settle on that option.

    Any ideas or pictures of how you have your ladder set up would be great.

    Attached files [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/654859=24725-DSCF0106.jpg[/img]
    ~~1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse & 17' Boston Whaler Dauntless~~

    #2
    Interesting placement, our 89 has longer horizontal leg's that place it up against the transom when folded up. I recall a couple of owner's here who have gone to a under the step configuration so maybe they will chime in here.

    45mike

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      #3
      Mounting the new one under the platform would be the way to go if I can figure out a way to have it down low enough to clear the edge of the platform.

      P.S. Ignore how terrible the teak looks- will be totally refinishing it all ASAP!
      ~~1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse & 17' Boston Whaler Dauntless~~

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        #4
        You will need reinforcement anyway so why not use some Starboard

        from the underside of the grid http://www.kingplastic.com/products/...ing-starboard/ and http://www.go2marine.com/product/751...op-ladder.html
        1989 26' then 1994 32' now 2001 39'

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          #5
          Woodsong, we installed a Dive n Dog swim ladder with a platform at the bottom to stand on. It mounts under the platform and slides out of the way but you will have to add teak or starboard to drop it down to the right level to clear the edge. I could be wrong, but I think Mr. Ducksoop used the solid teak off the steps of our old swim ladder which was different from the one on your boat--ours had thick teak steps like on the ladder going up to the flybridge (he cut it to the right dimensions, of course). Here's what we installed, except with three steps not two as pictured:

          http://divendog.com/imagescatalogpic...LP-3-12-H1.JPG

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            #6
            We have 1990 4588 and mounted the Dive n Dog Boarding Stair Case as we wanted something heavy duty since we scuba dive a ton and that would give our lab something he could climb up. Works great with the under mount just need to use some stair board to drop it down under the lip that the platform has. Only snag now is that as soon as we pull it out our dog jumps in the water!

            http://www.divendog.com/Product.aspx?item=14&u=0
            Mark
            USCG OUPV
            1990 4588
            Carlsbad, CA

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