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Old 06-12-2019, 06:45 PM   #1
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Any suggestions on how to get onsafely s 43 ft president . Right now there is s ladder on the side and very difficult to climb up . Thanks for suggestions

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Old 06-12-2019, 07:16 PM   #2
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We have a 41í President. We also have a ladder that clips onto the sides to board from low docks. There are steps sold that will make it easier to board but they are pricey.

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Old 06-12-2019, 07:26 PM   #3
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For your home port, I'd build some custom steps out of plywood with railing on one side and paint white. While traveling you could use your existing stairs or one of the light weight molded plastic step stools available from $30 and up.
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:55 AM   #4
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I use these. Leave attached permanently.....
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I use these. Leave attached permanently.....

We use the same. My freeboard is pretty high. Iím able to use the fender step without a problem. My wife, not so much. It is just a bit too high a step for her.

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Old 06-13-2019, 10:11 AM   #7
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I have these on the boat. Use when needed based on the docking situation.

They work well, stable. Easy to store when not in use.

I agree about the comment about your home slip. If you need steps where you keep the boat on a permanent basis - probably would want more than these. But for cruising to new destinations, these work well for us.

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