Biehlmarin has delivered a bathing ladder for my Seascape 27, just on time for the summer and bathing season in northern Germany.
With the ladder, they supplied instruction how to assemble it.
Easy enough for doing it myself.
I really wanted to assemble it myself to get familiar with the hull material. You never know when repair skills come in handy. There will be no one in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean to do things for me, that’s for sure. So rather practice tied up in a harbor.
Currently, I tie up the ladder with some rope when secured, I did not like the plastic fixation supplied with the ladder. The downside, the ladder cannot easily be unfolded from a person already in the water. I will think of another solution.
The ladder itself does not reach very far into the water. It has one step approx 20cm below the surface which is absolutely sufficient to get back on board. Another step further below would not have the required width, as the letter on it’s left is parallel to the canted angle of the rudder.
!!!CAUTION!!! check out this post, the ladder requires reinforcements to the pushpit, otherwise the laminate will take structural damage over time.