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Old 05-16-2017, 10:35 AM   #1
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The set up on my boat sucks and I am thinking about adding a "dive" ladder. Unfortunately I can only access the backside of the transom for a backing plate on the starboard side and the dive door is on the port side.

Any opinions on a ladder? I had a Windline on last boat and was ok, I am leaning towards a Armstrong Swing Ladder http://www.armstrongnautical.com/pdf/ladders.pdf
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:00 AM   #2
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Have one fabricated and be done with it.
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We dive a lot and I have the Armstrong swing ladder, it works very well.
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We dive a lot and I have the Armstrong swing ladder, it works very well.
thanks I was thinking the 40" 3 step, but may go with the 48" 4 step -- what do you use?
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I have the 3 step. When down, it is just above the ground when my Contender is on the trailer or wash rack. And when in the water, it extends plenty deep for comfortable boarding.
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Most good welding shops can fabricate a dive ladder for you inexpensively.

The ladder pictured below was built so that it just touches the ground when the boat is on the trailer to facilitate getting in and out of the boat with heavy dive gear.

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I have the swing ladder and love it. We do a lot of freediving and in and out of the boat a lot. If we are human trolling or circling divers in the water, ill just leave it down.
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UltimateDiveLadder.com
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