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2002 130 Sport Boston Whaler Swim Ladder Mounting

Old 06-30-2020, 11:27 AM
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I have purchased a 3 step boarding ladder from Garelick to install on the port transom. I understand that there is a piece of 3/8 phenolic measuring 5'x12" in that location. Does anyone have experience with mounting in this location without through bolting? If so what size hardware did you use? Thanks a bunch!





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I have a 2006 130 with a swim ladder there already and it is not thru bolted. It holds up just fine. I just don't know the screw size.

FWIT, I had an aftermarket custom bow rail installed (it came with side rails) and the installer said that phenolic is solid!!
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Originally Posted by wesley8808 View Post
I have a 2006 130 with a swim ladder there already and it is not thru bolted. It holds up just fine. I just don't know the screw size.

FWIT, I had an aftermarket custom bow rail installed (it came with side rails) and the installer said that phenolic is solid!!
Good to know, thanks for posting. This makes me feel better about using screws rather than through bolts. Thanks a lot!
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I put one on our 2005 as shown in your pic and we just used screws the size of the mounting hole. You are not going to use that phenolic pad up on the gunwale (that's for cleats mostly), you are going to be screwing it in to the 1 1/2 ' marine plywood on the transom, so make sure you use a sealant. Ours has years of heavy use from taking it to the beach and it is rock solid.

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