15464Re: boarding ladders
- Sep 3, 2007Rob, I ended up taking the easy way out and used the bolt holes that
the factory drilled to hold the plywood-aluminum-plywood transom
sandwich. On my boat the aluminum transom is sandwiched between two
pieces of 3/4" plywood. Here is a photo showing the transom before I
went crazy and started adding a fishfinder transducer and the ladder.
And a photo showing my ladder mounted. If you look closely you can
see the four SS bolts that are holding the 3/4" ladder mounting board
to the transom plywood. I have a 3/4" spacer under the mounting
board. I'm going tp have to tweak the rope a bit to get the steps
where I want them.
Here is a close of the four house door hinges that I used for the
step hinges. It will be interesting to see how long they last before
rust sets in!
And two photos showing the ladder folded for travel.
If you or anyone else comes up with a design using one or two metal
rods for the step hinges, i would sure like to view the design. I do
want to build a boarding ladder for my Harmonica.
Thanks Rob for all your help,
--- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, Rob Rohde-Szudy <robrohdeszudy@...>
>something like a giant clothespin on top. Like a 2x10 vertically on
> Interesting problem on the classic aluminum hull! I guess I'd make
both outside and inside with a subtantial piece of filler wood
between to get it to the right thickness to sandwich the transom.
Heavy and awkward, but it should work and would preserve the hull in
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