The Edison Step works well but the lines going to our stanchions, even with chafe protection, messed up our cap rail. It will need some touch up.
As mentioned earlier in a hull polishing post we have two of these on our Islander Freeport 36' sail boat. We would like to put them to use as taking them off would be kind of ugly with what's left. Why not use them? But how? So I posted into the Sailnet Forum and got the info on them.
A couple of the posts:
"I built a swim ladder years ago when the aluminum that fit those brackets failed. A 3/8" SS hex head of a lag screw fit perfectly. They have been working for years with adults going up and down. "
"Always have a lanyard securing the ladder to the boat in case it jumps out of the sockets. Ask me how I know this matters."
So I am thinking we will build a bracket out of wood (marine plywood or teak, or Starboard)
SHUR-LOC LADDER CATCHES
- Bracket mounts to hull or deck for attaching Garelick/EEz-In latch type boarding ladders and cockpit steps
- Allows permanent or temporary mounting
- Stamped stainless steel self-locking design
- Packed in pairs
- 2.5" H x 1.75" W (6x4cm)