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Swim Ladder Tread Replacement

Discussion in 'Catalina 310' started by Concerto, Dec 11, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Concerto

    Concerto

    Joined May 9, 2013
    52 posts, 4 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Oyster Bay, NY
    The swim ladder treads on Concerto have seen better days, and one of the rivets on the top step has pulled through the plastic. Does anyone know of a supplier for replacement treads similar to OEM? The top step is 18" by 2-1/2" with a 1" groove for the ladder rung. Didn't have to write that, did I? You all probably have the same ladder.
    Alan - Concerto in Sea #189
     


  2. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,147 posts, 963 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    I thought maybe RudderCraft but I don't see any. Worse case, they might be able to reproduce them
     


  3. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    20,177 posts, 728 likes
    Catalina 34
    224 CA Maple Bay, BC, Canada
    Have you tried Catalina Direct. Or Catalina Yachts? These are the first "go to-s" for anything requiring replacement parts.
     


  4. marchem

    marchem

    Joined Nov 16, 2012
    675 posts, 85 likes
    Catalina 310, 2000, #31
    US Santa Cruz
    I remember a thread a while back about the swim steps, and I think there were significant differences in steps between older and newer C310s. Not really surprising.
     


  5. Alansails

    Alansails

    Joined Oct 3, 2011
    601 posts, 91 likes
    Anam Cara Catalina 310 Hull #155
    US Lake Erie/Catawba Island
    Is there not a way to fix the rivet?
    Bigger Rivet? Bigger Screw?
     


  6. rukidn

    rukidn

    Joined Apr 23, 2012
    81 posts, 6 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Sandusky, OH
    Further to Stu's suggestions; a good first step is to call Catalina. (727) 544-6681. I usually start with Warren Pandy: warren@catalinayachts.com. They have been courteous and helpful every time I've called. These treads are likely cut from a longer extrusion with ends finished. If they don't have treads, they may have some extrusion laying around.

    Catalina Direct is great, but I am always frustrated that the website doesn't list the C310. We always have to root through other boats models looking for "also fits 310". Easy to call them for must have items, but I'd also like to browse for "nice-to-haves", spares, etc.
     


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  7. Concerto

    Concerto

    Joined May 9, 2013
    52 posts, 4 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Oyster Bay, NY
    Thanks for all of your replies. The holes for the rivets in the ladder tubing were elongated, so I drilled them out to 9/32", counterbored the top of the step to 5/8" to recess the bolt head and used a 1/4-20X1" bolt and 1/4-20 barrel nut to fasten the tread to the tube. Much stronger and more reliable than rivets. Also, looks neat and clean.
    Thanks again, Alan, Concerto in Sea, #189
     


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  8. leo310

    leo310

    Joined Dec 15, 2006
    119 posts, 43 likes
    Catalina Catlina 310
    CA Campbell River BC
    Take a photo so we can all see
     


  9. Concerto

    Concerto

    Joined May 9, 2013
    52 posts, 4 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Oyster Bay, NY
    Here you go Leo and all. Cold, windy day, best pics I could take with numb fingers. Alan, #189 Swim Ladder 1.jpg Swim Ladder 2.jpg Swim Ladder 3.jpg
     


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  10. marchem

    marchem

    Joined Nov 16, 2012
    675 posts, 85 likes
    Catalina 310, 2000, #31
    US Santa Cruz
    Nice!!
     


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  11. leo310

    leo310

    Joined Dec 15, 2006
    119 posts, 43 likes
    Catalina Catlina 310
    CA Campbell River BC
    Great idea
     


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  12. Alansails

    Alansails

    Joined Oct 3, 2011
    601 posts, 91 likes
    Anam Cara Catalina 310 Hull #155
    US Lake Erie/Catawba Island
    Great Job!
     


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