I built this myself from 1in stainless and wooden steps. The width of the
ladder was determined by the wooden steps. Photo 1 shows the 4 point
attachments to give lateral stability.
Photo 2 shows a curved top to
allow better access for hips.
Photo 3 shows the ladder extends about 3ft
into the water, this is great when you are tired. I use a lanyard attached
to the bottom section for lowering and retrieving, the line is wrapped
around the tubing only to allow lowering the ladder if you happen to fall in.
This Old Boat
by Don Casey
Subtitled "turn a rundown fiberglass boat into a
first-class yacht on a shoestring budget," this book is the best
introduction I know boat maintenance for the new or prospective owner
of a "modern classic" sailboat. Starting with guidelines
for selecting a boat, Casey proceeds to fiberglass repairs, cabin and
deckwork, spars and rigging, boat equipment, woodwork, electrical,
plumbing, refrigeration, painting, canvas work and sails. All of this
is described in clear, simple terms perfect for the inexperienced.
This is the book that taught me fiberglass work. But don't let it
fool you; this book is appropriate for experienced boatowners, too.
I still refer to it.
Other books by Don Casey