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Old 05-16-2017, 10:35 AM   #1
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Default Dive Ladder

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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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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Old 05-17-2017, 08:33 AM   #4
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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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I 2nd the ultimate dive ladder. Had one on my previous boat and loved it.
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The ladders with a single point mounting bracket will always have some side to side swing when coming up into the boat.
Consider a 4 rung ladder before buying something shorter.
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Are those telescoping folding ladders Moose Proof? ( And Gene Proof)??
They don't look super strong.

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Here is a better link for the ultimate dive ladder: It's totally locked in, no side to side swing. Very well made. The guy who makes it is in Riviera Beach.

http://accuright.net/boatladder/boat...-ladder-detail
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Has anyone tried to line-x type of coating for the ultimate dive ladder? Mine is a season old and the powder coating in the bracket area is toast due to swinging it up and down. Wondering if the line-x would be too thick or just get destroyed as well. Love the product just not sure with the design if you can keep it looking nice.
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Has anyone tried to line-x type of coating for the ultimate dive ladder? Mine is a season old and the powder coating in the bracket area is toast due to swinging it up and down. Wondering if the line-x would be too thick or just get destroyed as well. Love the product just not sure with the design if you can keep it looking nice.
I had a custom aluminum ladder made and Line X sprayed. I would not do it again. It's not holding up well after just 6 months.
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I had a custom aluminum ladder made and Line X sprayed. I would not do it again. It's not holding up well after just 6 months.
the aluminum or the line-x?
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