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A boarding ladder on a stern mounted rudder stock

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What is the issue?
It is virtually impossible for a swimmer to climb aboard most yachts. The topsides are too high and afford no purchase.

Why address this?
For safety reasons and leisure, such as swimming, a convenient means of re-boarding from the water is welcome.

How to address this?
If you have a vessel with a stern mounted rudder stock it is often lightened by cut-outs. These can be structured to provide steps as presented in figure 1.

With thanks to:
Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.

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