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scottfarm posted 03-05-2002 08:55 PM ET (US)   Profile for scottfarm   Send Email to scottfarm  
I bought a 3 step ladder that mounts at the bottom of the transom thinking it was a better idea for boarding but after looking at the wood diagram I have it looks like I need to go with the platform. I'm showing two 3/8" pieces of plywood at bottom of transom on the port side and 1 1/4" piece at the top of the transom. Triblet if you are reading this did you put a lag bolt in your top brace or did you drill all the way through. The three step ladder I bought has two brackets that go where the 3/8" plywood is on bottom of transom but I'm afraid that's not enough wood to support 200lbs. The ladder folds up against the transom when not in use. What do you think. Should I go with the platform.
gunnelgrabber posted 03-06-2002 12:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
it's hard for me to imagine any ladder working as well as the platform in triblet's application. mine's through bolted at the top and generally resembles his.i think it's the one most commonly good !regularly used by 250 pounders (no,not the women!)..fat guys? ..lm
triblet posted 03-06-2002 09:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Not a lag bolt, and not through bolted either.
Just a big pan head screw about 3/16" in
diameter. (Lagbolts have hex heads).

This is the way the factory does it.


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