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Old 08-29-2014, 05:42 PM   #21
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A member of our club had a problem in that his wife has trouble with ladders so this is what he did on his old boat, she no longer had a problem. He is in the process of doing the same on his new boat.......
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:08 PM   #22
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Great example, Mike. Looks sturdy, expensive too. It demonstrates how much area you'd have left on the platform.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:33 PM   #23
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I have a marquipt boarding ladder that I can hook to either side. At my home dock I built a stair case to deck level. We are on a floating dock. At times I do use the swim platform but not very often.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:36 PM   #24
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A member of our club had a problem in that his wife has trouble with ladders so this is what he did on his old boat, she no longer had a problem. He is in the process of doing the same on his new boat.......
Unfortunately that limits them to a starboard tie only. It may not always be possible. I do like the robustness of the steps though.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:43 PM   #25
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Have never used the swim step/platform. It was an extra option I didn't elect and never paid for. To board the Coot, we just step from the dock directly to the deck midship. ... Perla says she wants to use the step sometime to experience the Delta's fresh waters.

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Old 08-29-2014, 09:22 PM   #26
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This guy added a spiral staircase to his Carver 3207, and documented the whole process very carefully with lots of photos:

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...latform.html#b

In fact just by odd coincidence we bought our aft deck bimini from him, when he replaced it with a hard top on his. A Carver 3207 is a little small for all that additional structure in my opinion, but I think he did as good a job as somebody could do, aesthetically and structurally. My wife hates ladders too and she would really like those spiral stairs. Now that you can pick up those Carver 3207's for around $20k, I'm not sure pouring all that work and time into it is worth it, but he sure did a good job.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:57 PM   #27
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Man.....that is one sweet result from quality effort. I can't imagine the factory doing better in design or construction. It does show, however, the limited space on the platform. If one's main concern is access to the sundeck, there's no question about going with this kind of project. If one wants a roomy swim platform, well....

Thanks for sharing that link.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:42 PM   #28
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I think y'all have moved into the motor yachts. I think he wants a trawler.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:52 PM   #29
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I'm targeting a sundeck style trawler as my next boat but don't like the "climb" from the swim platform to the sundeck. Are there any solutions on the market to install something like an accommodation ladder/stairs so that you don' have such a vertical climb?
I don't think we're too far off the subject since he announced his intention to buy a sundeck trawler, but the question was as posted above:

"Are there any solutions on the market to install something like an accommodation ladder/stairs so that you don' have such a vertical climb?"

The applications as far as style (trawler sundeck or motor yacht sundeck) and solutions are identical.
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The Californian 43 has a nice cockpit as well as easy ingress/egress.

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I'm a big fan of the Carver line. The later models have great staircase access from the swim platform.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:27 AM   #32
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The Californian 43 has a nice cockpit as well as easy ingress/egress.

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Troubadour, very good point. That's as close to a set of steps as a ladder could be. The angle of the transom really makes for what should be easy climbing.


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Old 08-30-2014, 07:39 AM   #33
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Wow. Thanks everyone for chiming in. What a great community you have. The number of reads and replies is impressive. You've certainly opened up several possibilities to solving my original question, including doing nothing. You may see me posting other questions a s I work through the buying process.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:07 AM   #34
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I have a 2001 Heritage East 36 with the molded steps. It was a big reason why we chose to buy the boat. Looked at many great boats, but our bodies just don't like to climb ladders any more.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:57 AM   #35
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I was limiting my thoughts to swim platform access only, not dock access via the platform. Very nice examples above of a few approaches.

Most "tall" boats will have some sort of hull side ladder like the Marquips, or dock stairs or both. The Hatteras came with a detachable ladder and a fancy, and nice to use Marquip sea stairs that could attach to either side. Very convenient vs having to all the way aft. Some mooring field launches prefer to load and unload on the side of the boat, so the ladder was handy then too.

The cockpit/no cockpit decision can be pretty hard. We opted for extra interior and aft deck space for the same length of boat. Did wish a few times we could have turned a crank and have a cockpit extend out the back, but never regretted our personal decision.
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:48 AM   #36
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[QUOTE=Forkliftt;262434]Troubadour, very good point. That's as close to a set of steps as a ladder could be. The angle of the transom really makes for what should be easy climbing. [QUOTE]

The cockpit to sundeck ladder on the OAs also follow the slanted angle on the back of the aft cabin. Much preferred to what are inevitably steep staircases.
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How often does one access the swim platform from the sundeck? This is not done that often, we only do it when accessing the dinghy. I guess when I get too old to climb the ladder, I'll quit using the dinghy. Notice I didn't say I would quit boating.
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How often does one access the swim platform from the sundeck? This is not done that often, we only do it when accessing the dinghy. I guess when I get too old to climb the ladder, I'll quit using the dinghy. Notice I didn't say I would quit boating.
Low floating docks are common where we boat, so our boarding is dock>swim platform>cockpit (via transom gate)>ladder to sundeck.
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