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Old 04-29-2013, 06:00 PM
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Need to add a dive ladder to my 27 contender.


What ya got and how's it hanging?
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I have a flip down telescopic 3 step off the platform. I like it mainly because I forget its down all the time running from spot to spot and it never has an issue...it just skips along. Anything else would break.
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I have a armstrong with the bracket that will flip up if you forget its down nice and sturdy and can remove if you like
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I second the swinging Armstrong: http://www.armstrongnautical.com/swing_ladders.htm

The 3 step model works perfect for me. When mounting it, check to make sure your starboard motor will clear the ladder (while in the upright position) when turned all the way to the right.

Great for diving too as you can leave your fins on while climbing in the boat.
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Check out Garelick boat ladders (the ez-in models). Very clean install and nothing new to store when not in use. May be tough to use with full dive gear/fins though.
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Originally Posted by paragod689 View Post
Check out Garelick boat ladders (the ez-in models). Very clean install and nothing new to store when not in use. May be tough to use with full dive gear/fins though.
Cool idea. Not wanting to cut a hole in the transom though. Buy a boat yet Dane?
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Originally Posted by hotfoot5 View Post
Cool idea. Not wanting to cut a hole in the transom though. Buy a boat yet Dane?
Not quite ready yet! Always looking though.

Not that it makes it the end all be all but I'm pretty sure Yellowfin uses the Garelick models.

PS boat looks good in the sig
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Originally Posted by oceanelectric1 View Post
I have a armstrong with the bracket that will flip up if you forget its down nice and sturdy and can remove if you like

That's why I used a breakaway mount too.

https://windline.com/index.php?route...product_id=116




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I did the telescoping/fold up 3 step. I mounted mine off the side of the transom instead of besides the motors. Way more room to climb up and the cleat can actually be a handle.
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Originally Posted by paragod689 View Post
Check out Garelick boat ladders (the ez-in models). Very clean install and nothing new to store when not in use. May be tough to use with full dive gear/fins though.
we use a lot of the eez-in garelick ladders (19902-30), and have been very happy with them. like you say, it's a very clean install and it is completely out of the way when not in use.

http://www.garelick.com/Eez-In-Integ...Transom-Ladder
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Originally Posted by ContenderBoats View Post
we use a lot of the eez-in garelick ladders (19902-30), and have been very happy with them. like you say, it's a very clean install and it is completely out of the way when not in use.

http://www.garelick.com/Eez-In-Integ...Transom-Ladder
Yes, if I was putting one on my boat it'd be this model no doubt. Nothing to clutter the transom or store in much needed below deck space. Glad to see y'all offer them on your boats.
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Just noticed this... Guess its only an option if you buy it with a new boat.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS LADDER REQUIRES CUSTOM INSTALLATION AND IS ONLY AVAILABLE AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND SOLD TO BOAT BUILDERS ONLY. (U.S. PATENT #6,782,840)
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Originally Posted by hotfoot5 View Post
Need to add a dive ladder to my 27 contender.


What ya got and how's it hanging?
This... https://windline.com/index.php?act=viewdetails&mod=59

Put dozens on back in our old "C" days....


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