Swim Ladder Part

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  1. FlyorSail

    FlyorSail

    Joined Mar 16, 2018
    11 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 310
    202 Aloha US Carlyle, IL
    Hello friends,

    Does anyone know where I can purchase these vinyl covers on the swim ladder bracket?

    Thanks,

    Brian


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  2. duality

    duality

    Joined May 25, 2004
    389 posts, 14 likes
    Catalina 400 mkII
    US Harbor


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  3. FlyorSail

    FlyorSail

    Joined Mar 16, 2018
    11 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 310
    202 Aloha US Carlyle, IL
    Interesting... and it worked well?
     


  4. marchem

    marchem

    Joined Nov 16, 2012
    765 posts, 132 likes
    Catalina 310, 2000, #31
    US Santa Cruz


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  5. duality

    duality

    Joined May 25, 2004
    389 posts, 14 likes
    Catalina 400 mkII
    US Harbor
    Yes, i believe that's how Catalina does them too. its been about 7 years and they held up. may need a refresh soon too.
    mike
     


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  6. rpwillia

    rpwillia

    Joined Sep 29, 2008
    1,750 posts, 26 likes
    Catalina 310 #185
    US Quantico
    I would love to see that set up.
     


  7. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    6,875 posts, 866 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    I looked over at Catalina direct to see what the hub-bub was about... can you use batten-end covers for that?
     


  8. paulj

    paulj

    Joined Mar 16, 2007
    1,280 posts, 45 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Anacortes,Wa
  9. Albanach

    Albanach

    Joined Jul 1, 2009
    218 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina 310
    Au Sydney-Pittwater
    In response to a rpwillia query, the following/attached is my setup:
    To start – fall overboard, then
    Step 1 – grab line 1 (as per pic att.) and hang on to it. This lies loosely on top of transom, is a silver floating line attached to the ladder, long enough to fall into the water, but not long enough to foul the rudder or prop.
    Step 2 – holding onto line 1 grab line 2 and pull to open the latch attached. You will probably find, that one of the ladder latches is more difficult to open than the other. Mine is the port latch. Therefore, I open the starboard one first as this needs no extra leverage and has the pulling line directly attached to it.
    Step 3 – letting line 2 go , but still hanging on to line 1, I now pull line 3 . This is tied to a lever which is attached to the port latch and assists to open this.
    (Both line 2 and 3 ends also lie loosely on the transom platform. They are both lead around rear stanchions to provide extra leverage.)
    Step 4 – once both latches are open, I pull strongly on line 1 to lower the ladder, making sure that I am safely out of the way.
    Step 5 – climb back aboard .
    This appears a lengthy procedure, but only takes a few seconds in real life – I tried it successfully, after missing a dinghy I tried to jump into.
     

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