boat ladders / getting in and out

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well , mainly just getting back in...on occasion i take family/ friends to the beach, and getting back in without any ladder or step is kinda tough for little ones and some older bad knee people..
just wondering what anyone has that works well getting people back onboard..
also trying to keep the tuna door transome area clean so as not to mark up a fish coming through..
any ideas helpfull.. standin by
 

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Just dont band them or gut them when they get on board!!
 
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I would second the Armstrong ladder idea but only if you are going to use it often as in swimming, diving etc as the ladder is just another thing to find storage for. If your goal is emergency only with occassional swim calls then go with a transom step (or two) The fold up ones don't present much of an issue with regard to "clean transom".
Perko Folding Step
 

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I have a center pole ladder on my 25' aquasport. Stores right behind the engine nice and neat. Easy to get in and out both on the water AND on the trailer. Love it!

Bill
 

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been lookin at that armstrong for a while...but thinking of mounting the bracket above the waterline to the right of the door..( like in the picture between the edge of the door and the scupper)
this does 2 things for me, doesnt gouge a fish comin in, and doesnt scrape a person sliding out.. make sense to anyone else?
 

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I left one of those Armstrong ladders in the water once. Hit 25 knots before I realized it. Man that was some funny shit! I needed a new one. Thought of putting one of the 4 step ones up high on my nb but I don't want to store it.
 

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I left one of those Armstrong ladders in the water once. Hit 25 knots before I realized it. Man that was some funny shit!

I'm not sure if mine is an armstrong, but it will 'flip horizontal' if you take off with it and just drag along behind the boat. It has a couple of 'knubs' that once a certain amount of pressure is put on it, it just flips up.

Bill
 

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This will probably be installed on the next one (clever design from the Brits):

Man Overboard Ladder

Made something similar, looked good. The problem started when I placed
my foot on the lower step and my weight caused the step to roll under the hull, pinning the next step up to lie tight to the hull.
Conclusion was that while it was a great idea:rolleyes:-- Did Not Work too Well.
My intent was to use for times anchored, to re-board after swimming.
In an emergency it might have worked, then there is always the Tuna door.
Will likely buy the 4 step removable mentioned here. Several on EBAY.
 
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