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 Post subject: Rope Ladder
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:24 am 
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So I spent waaaaay too much time digging through the forums to see if anyone was using a rope ladder to get back on their boat. Lot's of suggestions to use one, but nobody really saying they had tried it. Anyone have any personal experience? Mine was on a different boat, but it was hard to use since it wants to go under the boat as soon as you put weight on the bottom rung. Any other methods for old fat guys to get back on?


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 Post subject: Re: Rope Ladder
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:25 am 
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Swim to the front cross bar, in between the hulls.
We put one foot on the dolphin striker bars, then pull up on the front cross bar and lever our bodies outwards onto a hull.
Once you are flopped over on a hull, wiggle your way to the tramp....and you are good to go.

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 Post subject: Re: Rope Ladder
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:58 am 
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Thanks, but no dolphin striker.


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 Post subject: Re: Rope Ladder
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:03 pm 
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Soooooo.....take your painter, tie some good-sized loops in it, and when you need to get on board,
swim to the front cross bar between the hulls, reach up to the pocket/tramp,
pull the painter into the water next to you,
put a foot into a loop, push up with your legs,
then pull yourself onto the front crossbar and/or hull
and flop on board.
(Our painter is tied to the dolphin striker - in your case, tie it to the front cross bar next to the mast.)

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 Post subject: Re: Rope Ladder
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:17 pm 
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So far I think that's the only option. I did the same on the transom of my Capri 14.2. It worked, not great, but it worked. Thanks again.


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 Post subject: Re: Rope Ladder
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:26 pm 
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Have you tried climbing up the rudder? Maybe with a line tied to the wings? Or motormount? I never tried it myself, but ...

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 Post subject: Re: Rope Ladder
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:58 pm 
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There are dozens of those telescoping stainless boating ladders out there. 3,4,5 steps telescopeing down and go up to about a foot when not in use, think they start at about $50.00 and go up from there.
My favorite way is reaching up, grab the wing seat then throw your legs up on the hull. Steve C


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 Post subject: Re: Rope Ladder
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:20 am 
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Those telescoping ladders are great....for boats with 'hard' sides, against which the ladder is 'secure'.
Plus, the problem on a Getaway is that if you hook it onto the front crossbar....will the 'hooks' puncture the tramp?
I wonder, as one climbs up, whether it will 'swing' and not be stable?

I prefer the above posting where the user grabs the leg of the wing and does an angle pull on board.

TPDavis, I've had to board my SX18 from the stern side, (see my Sept 2017 posting) and I don't recommend it as the tiller cross bar makes life 'interesting'.
Plus if you slip, the boat may sail away.....the front is far safer.

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 Post subject: Re: Rope Ladder
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:15 am 
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If you have the wings, the easiest way back on board is to reach up and grab the wing, lift yourself slightly, and then lift your legs onto the boat and slide on. When we launch off the beach, my wife uses this technique after she pushes the boat off of upwind.


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 Post subject: Re: Rope Ladder
PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:34 pm 
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Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Rope Ladder
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:34 am 
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Started off tying a short line to one of the stern wing supports with a footloop. Easy to shorten or lengthen for kids vs adults by just winding/unwinding around the wing support. Some complaints so I replaced with a waterski handle to step on. Not perfect but does the trick and does not take up any space on the boat.


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