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  • Swim Ladder on 25 Mako

    I need to add some type of ladder or platform for my kids and wife to exit the water. I can step on the motor and well just fine, but its a pain for them to manage.

    I have surfed both over the gunnal ladders and mounted swim platform on one side with ladders. I have even looked at telescoping dive ladders. If its mounted, I can only imaging the size of the overdrill I will need to include so I get the thru bolt through solid epoxy.

    What have you seen in the past that compliments the boat, but functions well?

    Thanks again and Happy New Year All!
    1982 Whaler Montauk 90HP( sold)[br]1977 25 Mako CC 225HP

  • #2
    While I had the inner skin out, I decided to take take the time to core a section of the starboard side to mount the dive style ladder bracket. I just used some 3/4" ply wood, and used the mounting bolts to act as a vise to hold the plywood securely to the hull side. Once the poly compound cured, the core was glass over.



    With the resin cured, the ladder bracket was bolted up



    Although this is more function than form, it sure beats slipping and stubbing toes in that splash well, or boarding around sharp trim tabs or props. []
    [br]Michael R. Delgado[br]1972 Mako 22[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15745[br]1976 Mako 25[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18013&SearchTerms=mako,25[br]

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    • #3
      Mike

      What type of ladder did you purchase? Not sure how I would support that without accessing the inner skin. Maybe a good time to make my extra long fly box![]
      1982 Whaler Montauk 90HP( sold)[br]1977 25 Mako CC 225HP

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      • #4
        quote:


        Originally posted by rustyolddad


        Mike


        What type of ladder did you purchase? Not sure how I would support that without accessing the inner skin. Maybe a good time to make my extra long fly box![]


        Mine is just a 3 step dive ladder. I stow it mounted in the splashwell when not in use.

        Just an idea if you cut up your Mako []

        https://www.iboats.com/shop/jif-mari...SABEgKQZPD_BwE
        [br]Michael R. Delgado[br]1972 Mako 22[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15745[br]1976 Mako 25[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18013&SearchTerms=mako,25[br]

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        • #5
          I have a four step armstrong ladder that was mounted on the port transom and it worked out pretty good but people still have to be careful that their feet don't slip off the side. You can see it mounted in some of the pictures of page on of my thread below.

          http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...41&whichpage=1
          1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
          1985 Mako 20c - sold
          Fort Walton Beach, FL
          http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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          • #6
            I mostly boat alone. Should I fall overboard, I need to have a ladder to get back in. I've used gunnel ladders and don't care for them or the space they require when stored. They're certainly not reachable while you're in the water.

            A diving ladder can be stored on the splash well partition, depending on your boat. I have a 230 with removable partition.

            My 230 came with a swim platform, which I was thankful for. Unfortunately it only had one step. It was great when anchored at the beach, but not accessible when in deep water, so I removed it. I ordered a new swim platform with undermount ladder that was scheduled for delivery yesterday, but FedEx was lazy and didn't. I'm waiting for it today. I went with Plasteak because of the reputation of their material. Non-slippery and won't crack or fade like cheap fiberglass or starboard platforms. Their undermount ladder doesn't use Velcro to store the ladder, but has a built it latch. Might not be handy to store it once in the boat, but very easy to extract when in the water.

            The platform for outboards.

            https://www.plasteak.com/plasteak-re...tboard-engines

            The 3-step undermount ladder. They also have a 2 and 4 step.

            https://www.plasteak.com/plasteak-re...dder-push-lift

            When it gets delivered and I am home to mount it, I'll report back with photos if you like.

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            • #7
              I have a cheapo platform with a slide down 4 step ladder. suits my family well


              Marc Muzzy[br]S.W. Florida [br]Anna Maria Island[br]\'81 25 \'09 suzuki 250[br]

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              • #8
                Dang!

                Muzzy, you sure have made a gem out of that old girl.

                Good on you.
                Ole Joe
                Just floundering around
                White Hall & Ocean City, Maryland
                1978 Mako 25

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                • #9
                  quote:


                  Originally posted by muzzy1127


                  I have a cheapo platform with a slide down 4 step ladder. suits my family well





                  I put one of them on my 201, actually a two step and it worked well.
                  2007 Everglades 243 250 Suzuki[br]1988 201 Yamaha 200 - Sold[br]1990 261 T/200 SWS - Sold[br]1978 25 225 Johnson - Sold[br]1975 20 85 Merc - Sold[br]Jacksonville, FL[br]

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                  • #10
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by mrdelgado...




                    ...



                    Sorry, but I would never do that to any boat: interrupt its sleek hull unnecessarily.

                    This is how Mako did it on their 248 walk-around.

                    [img][/img]
                    https://www.thehulltruth.com/attachm...6&d=1504631729
                    \"Anything seems possible when you don\'t know what you\'re doing.\"

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                    • #11
                      quote:


                      Originally posted by BallBuster


                      quote:


                      Originally posted by mrdelgado...




                      ...



                      Sorry, but I would never do that to any boat: interrupt its sleek hull unnecessarily.

                      This is how Mako did it on their 248 walk-around.

                      [img][/img]
                      https://www.thehulltruth.com/attachm...6&d=1504631729


                      I agree, but the OP nor I have a bracket to mount a nice ladder away from sharp bobbing trim tabs and props. In my eyes, keeping the kids away from any harm possible is very necessary. []
                      [br]Michael R. Delgado[br]1972 Mako 22[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15745[br]1976 Mako 25[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18013&SearchTerms=mako,25[br]

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                      • #12
                        I've got a Mako254 and put a nice teak platform off the transom with a 3 step ladder. Looks good and works good.

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