The Plastimo stainless steel boarding ladders are designed to last in the marine environment, they feature a stainless steel (316L) frame and polypropylene steps. The ladders are hinged so that the bottom steps can be raised out of the water, this both aids resistance in the water and reduces wear and tear on the lower steps.
The 180° crook at the top of the boarding ladder allows the ladder to be mounted on the deck or other suitable horizontal surface. The design is not suitable for transom (or vertical) mounting. The 180° crook has the advantage of providing a holding point for the user, which is often overlooked, making it easier to climb off of the ladder onto the boat.
The ladders come complete with mounting brackets to bolt the ladder to the boat, clips to hold the ladder together when the lower steps are folded up, and stainless steel stand-offs[/products] to keep the ladder away from the boat. [product=4799]Plastimo Stainless Steel Ladder Stand-off Extensions may be useful when fitting to hulls with large gaps.
Additional removable bracket bases can be added to allow for easy removal of the ladder, the bases are compatible with the brackets supplied with these ladders.
It is a good idea when selecting a boarding ladder to allow for at least two steps to be immersed in the water. This makes it easier to climb on to the ladder whilst in the water.
|Step Configuration||2 x 2||2 x 3|
|Height Folded Up||620mm||680mm|
|Height Folded Down||1045mm||1300mm|
|Gap Between Steps||230mm||230mm|
|Support Feet Length||120mm||120mm|