Bow ladder ideas for a 22 searunner

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Re: Bow ladder ideas for a 22 searunner

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If any of you have bow rails then it's a fairly easy fabrication project. I'm doing some drawings on making a ladder that uses the bow rails as it's anchoring point. Simple deisgn using 3/8" x 2" 6061T6 flatbar and Sch 80 pipe to literally drop over the rails when you want to get in from the front and simply lift if off when inside.

As soon as I dig out the 18" of snow that was dumped on us last night i'll be doing more touch ups to the drawing.

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Hey Eoin….. I would be seriously interested in pursuing this option and would very much enjoy working with you and the students again.

I am envisioning a ladder that basically "hooks" over the bow rail and then has "stand-offs" with rubber or silicon bases to press against the hull to keep the ladder vertical.... or even outside of vertical to make it easier to board. Really looking forward to this thread!!!!
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Eoin,I would also be interested in a ladder for my Searunner 210 that I will be taking delivery of in April.It will have the std. 12” bow rails.Thanks.
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I'll be working on mine and as soon as I have it made I'll post pictures.

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I have no bow rails, but I'll bet what Seahusky comes up with can be adapted to a Sportsman 18 bow... I too will be following this closely... Getting too old and fat to jump onto the bow from beach launch...

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It's an easy fix for the Sportsman models. Fabricate a bracket that you can bolt in to the whatever side of the bow you climb in over then make the ladder to attach using 2 1/2"" stainless pins. Easy peasy!

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Steve (Steve's Marine)- who manufactures the ladder you have shown? It looks like the ladder angle is determined by how far the bracket extends past the bow. Seems like the flat bow you have shown would restrict the angle more than the pointed bow of the Sportsman.

I did talk with Leelock and he said his ladder was a bit more than 45 degrees but was fixed and couldn't be changed. He did mention that the flat part of the rungs was also fixed and any changes to the angle would mean the flat of the rungs would no longer be parallel to the ground....if the boat is also parallel. Not a big deal but something to consider.

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"Fabricate a bracket..." I can fabricate most things out of various plastics and wood. Fabricating metal is simply beyond my skills (I never learned to weld). I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with Seahusky.

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I bought a 2 step fender. One side is hung from the front cleat and the other side is hung from the bow hand rail. Swings into the bow area when not in use and can double as a fender if needed.

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