26116Re: Swim ladder with stern pupit
- Aug 2, 2010Thanks, everyone, for your reponses! I like the looks of the ladder on the Sabre 34. The only difference is that your stern pulpit has two rails whereas the 28 only has one. Still, I wouldn't think cutting it would alter the structural integrity all that much. I also appreciate the caveats about the stern vs. a side ladder. I will look for a folding ladder for the side. Thanks again.
--- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, "robert dubee" <rdubee@...> wrote:
> Swim / boarding ladder for my Sabre 34
> was very simple and inexpensive. Purchased
> a folding teak ladder from local marine
> store. High quality and just one hinge off
> eye hook. Extends down to 7 feet so it
> makes easy access from swimming or
> from a dingy. Attaches on to two eye hooks
> screwed into toe rail beside starrboard
> gate. Stores nicely in forward sail locker.
> Weighs about 25 pounds.
> Only issue would be with man overboard
> emergency, one would have to leave
> cockpit to retrieve laddar. Could also
> store it in cockpit sail locker.
> For the above reason we recently also
> got a stern ladder for safety reasons
> which is easy to let down and climb
> aboard and you never have to leave
> the wheel.
> The solid teak ladder cost about $250
> 20 years ago and is a lot less expensive
> than the new stern ladder that had to
> be custom made.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Aug 1, 2010, at 8:39 AM, "jack horner" <captbluwater@...>
> > DAN , I have cut my stern pulpit top rail out with my roto zip
> > grinder. I love it now i have a knee replacement and in sunny
> > Florida.So the top rail was a problem. I cut it one inch from the
> > weld to allow a Bimini end fitting and chain with a snap shackle. I
> > also split my Sabre 28's back stay to free the area.
> > I just love it now. Go cruising and step in the the hard dink from
> > the stern. Just tie off fore and aft ! Best of luck i have pix to
> > if you like ... Lee
> > From: Daniel Trainor <dptrainor@...>
> > To: Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Sun, August 1, 2010 6:36:10 AM
> > Subject: Re: [SabreSailboat] Re: Swim ladder with stern pupit
> > Does not sound crazy to me. I have heard of other people doing just
> > that on S28.
> > On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 1:05 AM, Martin <mnthomas46@gmail. com> wrote:
> > Another option would be a side mounted ladder by the gate. Perhaps
> > less of a project and I think there are advantages to side entry
> > from a dinghy.
> > Martin
> > --- In Sabresailboat@ yahoogroups. com, "dleedvm" <leex3103@>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi everyone,
> > > Ok, the newb has a ton of questions! Weird after being one of the
> > "older" participants in the Potter forum for so long. One thing I
> > didn't really consider was what I would do about a swim ladder - the
> > kids swim off the boat a lot (and the odds of me falling in are
> > pretty good too!). My stern pulpit is complete across the transom.
> > Would it be crazy to cut one segment and replace it with a lifeline
> > that could be disconnected? It sounds kind of crazy as I type this
> > but I'm not sure how else I would do this. Thanks
> > > David
> > >
> > --
> > Dan
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