Boarding ladders for a DE?

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Northern Bay 36', currently with a swim platform that I am going to remove this winter.

I considered a door, but after thought have decided not to add that complexity as I only fish recreationally and have no intererest in giant fishing. I still need to solve the boarding from the water problem for those summer swim days.

On my previous boat with similar 2' freeboard I used a 3' West Marine ladder which got the job done, albeit with a variety of complaints from woman and children! Garelick and others sell a 48" stainless ladder which will improve on what I have.

Anyone use boarding ladders vs doors on a DE without a door and have any advice or other alternatives I might wve missed?
 

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Thank you - exactly what I was looking for!. Stick 2 of those beneath my existing ladder and I'm all set...
 

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just dawned on me that stainless is a must as this will be below the water line. Bronze would need to be bonded.
 

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Northern Bay 36', currently with a swim platform that I am going to remove this winter.

I considered a door, but after thought have decided not to add that complexity as I only fish recreationally and have no intererest in giant fishing. I still need to solve the boarding from the water problem for those summer swim days.

On my previous boat with similar 2' freeboard I used a 3' West Marine ladder which got the job done, albeit with a variety of complaints from woman and children! Garelick and others sell a 48" stainless ladder which will improve on what I have.

Anyone use boarding ladders vs doors on a DE without a door and have any advice or other alternatives I might wve missed?
I went with a custom T bar ladder that comes up curls around and drops right into my rod holder . Ladder supports us with full dive gear . Can not post pic on this site
 

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Never a problem fishing with this one. If I am alone and fall over, I can get back in. Have one just like it for sale if interested.

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