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Making boarding from the dingy easier

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What is the issue?
Coming alongside and climbing aboard in a highly unstable tender is not an easy task. For people who are more senior than others, slightly heavier or are not familiar with a world in motion it can prove prohibitive. Even for born yachties it is less than convenient, is very awkward when ferrying provisions back and forth and a struggle in a chop.

Why address this?
Clambering aboard, particularly from a tender, is totally awkward on most vessels and a daily bane. It is a prime time for people to fall in and/or loose equipment or provisions.

How to address this?
Make life easier by placing a convenient footstep on the topsides where you regularly board.

If you do not wish to place a permanent step on the topsides or transom you can use a rigidly inflated fender as a step - see figure 1.

With thanks to:
Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.

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