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Old 08-16-2014, 10:09 PM   #1
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I am looking for a better scuba diving boarding ladder for my boat and was wondering what others are using. I have 186CC boat that has a small swim platform and a 2 step folding ladder. It is not very user friendly unless you are in 3 of water. Forget it if you have any scuba gear on. Here is what mine looks like.
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I am looking for a better scuba diving boarding ladder for my boat and was wondering what others are using. I have 186CC boat that has a small swim platform and a 2 step folding ladder. It is not very user friendly unless you are in 3 of water. Forget it if you have any scuba gear on. Here is what mine looks like.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:09 PM   #3
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David or Daniel Scallan formerly (Breeze Fabricators on here) a call for a durable custom ladder, looks good too!

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I have the same issue I'm mulling over now.

I have an open transom on a 23' cuddy cabin with single outboard and currently no platform/ladder at all. Would like to put a robust platform, maybe a bit oversized, on the port side of the motor that will support a dive ladder. All the platforms I've found online are not very "robust" and not structurally configured to support a removable dive ladder. It would be nice as well the platform could fold up somehow to be somewhat out of the way for fishing. (I have a trim tab there to be cognizant of as well)

Maybe a local fabricator could come up with something?
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David or Daniel Scallan formerly (Breeze Fabricators on here) a call for a durable custom ladder, looks good too!

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How much did that run you, if you don't mind my asking. (Don't have to be exact ... a general range is fine)
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I have the same issue I'm mulling over now.

I have an open transom on a 23' cuddy cabin with single outboard and currently no platform/ladder at all. Would like to put a robust platform, maybe a bit oversized, on the port side of the motor that will support a dive ladder. All the platforms I've found online are not very "robust" and not structurally configured to support a removable dive ladder. It would be nice as well the platform could fold up somehow to be somewhat out of the way for fishing. (I have a trim tab there to be cognizant of as well)

Maybe a local fabricator could come up with something?
Andy,

See his first post and my reply!

https://www.pensacolafishingforum.com...ladder-408194/

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How much did that run you, if you don't mind my asking. (Don't have to be exact ... a general range is fine)
The fab/swim ladder done at the same time new motor installed by breeze fab, can't remember break down in price between motor and ladder, shucks, I can't even remember the total price now as it was 2-3 years ago.

Send them a pm or a shout and I'm sure they can give you a ball park cost.

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I had my two done by Blue Coral. Welding is welding when you know what you want. When coming out of the water, I like an angle of 10-15 Degrees ,flat steps (covered w/ sea deck) and high (35" and wide ,flared parallel
grab rails ). I can text a pic or two if you send me cell #..
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I had this one custom made. It is top notch. I highly recommend two hand rails if you can fit it. Make sure the steps have some sort of texture to them. Bare tubing will result in a bad slip.
On the trailer, lowered, mine sits about 4" from the ground (gives me nightmares when backing the boat in, I always check and recheck to make sure it is up).
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:38 PM   #10
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Nice looking ladder. Do you have the name of who ever built it? Also a phone number?
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