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boarding ladder for sailboat

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Project by MattObjects posted 292 days ago 1181 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a folding boarding ladder I made to mount on the stern of our 26’ sailboat. It has hooks at the top so it can be detached and stowed aboard when the sailboat is on her mooring. The hardware is from a kit I found online. The wood is mahogany with three coats of Helmsman spar urethane. I was eager to get the ladder into service this year but will add another 3-6 coats of the spar urethane this winter. Since taking these pictures, I have added a hook and eye set to each side to keep the ladder in the closed position until we’re ready to deploy it. The steps line up when folded so it can be used as a short ladder to board the sailboat from a dinghy then folded down to be used as a long ladder to get into and out of the water.





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Chuck

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#1 posted 290 days ago

The ladder is beautiful. Where did you get the online kit from? I’ve been looking at putting a ladder on my 22’ sailboat, and this may inspire me to build one.

-- Chuck, Preston CT, http://www.curtishome.net/

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#2 posted 290 days ago

It looks great and well crafted. Like the folding mechanism, wood and the finish. Great work!

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MattObjects

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#3 posted 289 days ago

Thanks! The hardware was purchased from www.deepblueyachtsupply.com but is also available elsewhere on the internet.

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