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Old 07-11-2016, 12:53 AM   #21
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That's really cool, Edelweiss!

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Old 07-11-2016, 05:59 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Steve View Post
It looks like making the wooden steps so they could flip up and rest out of the way on the caprail when not in use would keep them safe from wakes and pilings. It shouldn't be a big modification. Maybe they do that now?

At our home slip we have wooden steps screwed to the dock. cruising we carry one of these Rubbermaid Commercial Products Folding 2-Step Plastic Step Stool with 300 lb. Load Capacity -
tied to a handrail so if it gets knocked off the dock we can retrieve it.
Flipping up would be great but as a liveaboard..... just not a guarantee they would be up at the right time.

I was to the point of taking them off at night. But they still got smashed and not before multiple times partially coming off and scratching the boat.

I got lots of compliments on their beauty and funtionality...but lost in the end to usual trump card.

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