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SEA DOG Five-Step Boarding Ladder

Model # 123406Mfg # 582501-1

$37.99

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Product Description

Orange, 11-3/4"W polycarbonate steps collapse into a 6"H bundle for easy storage. Steps are connected by nylon rope with a top loop that quickly secures to cleat or railing. Capacity: 300lb.

Specs

Five-Step Boarding Ladder

Dimensions 66" L x 11.75" W
Mount Gunwale
Material Nylon rope w/ Polycarbonate steps
Mounting Hardware No Hardware Needed
Number of Steps Five
Type Removable
Warranty Not Stated

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Sea DogFive Step Boarding Ladder
 
2.4

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)
  • Reliable (3)
  • Safe (3)

Cons

  • Poor design (5)

Best Uses

  • Small boats (4)
  • Open water (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (5), Casual/ recreational (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good product lacking users instruction.

From the various comments it appears most people do not know how to use a rope ladder or monkey ladder which is the name used by proffessional mariners. Climbing is always from the side...Read complete review

From the various comments it appears most people do not know how to use a rope ladder or monkey ladder which is the name used by proffessional mariners. Climbing is always from the side if the ladder is free hanging. Only if against a wall or ships hull that will prevent swinging underneath the platform that the ladder is hanging from, you climb facing the hull or wall. When not agains a wall or hull, you climb sideways, putting your heels on the steps, left and right foot from opposite directions.left hand holding on to one vertical rope and the right hand the other vertical rope. To reduce sideways swinging, your hands should hold on as high as possible, while most bodyweight is directed to your arms. And less than full bodyweight to your feet, otherwise you will be almost horizontal with your back facing the water. This product needs a users instruction.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Better than nothing

I bought this for my Sailboat so my guests could get on and off the bow of the boat when I beach it, and back on which is tricky due to the height. without...Read complete review

I bought this for my Sailboat so my guests could get on and off the bow of the boat when I beach it, and back on which is tricky due to the height. without something to hold the ladder out away from the hull....the ladder swings inward and makes it a little difficult to get on the boat...BUT it would be a lot more difficult to get on the boat without this. So I am happy for a cheap option to get people on and off the boat. Could probably make the same thing out of better rope and wood planks for cheaper

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good to have when you need one

By Peepers

from Oakland, CA

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable
  • Safe

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats
    • Open Water
    • Small Boats

    Comments about Five Step Boarding Ladder:

    If you are only occasionally getting out of the water, this is a good option because of the stow-ability, price, and it works. If you get out of the water often, or if you are not very stable or comfortable climbing ropes, then spend a lot more for a permanent ladder. If you don't have any ladder at all, then get this one in case of an emergency.

     
    4.0

    good safety feature when sailing alone

    By Claudiane

    from Alburgh, Vt

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Boats

      Comments about Five Step Boarding Ladder:

      Right price
      fast delivery
      good quality

      (21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good product lacking users instruction.

      By Remy

      from Curacao

      About Me Professional

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Reliable
      • Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Docks
        • Large Boats
        • Open Water
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Five Step Boarding Ladder:

        From the various comments it appears most people do not know how to use a rope ladder or monkey ladder which is the name used by proffessional mariners. Climbing is always from the side if the ladder is free hanging. Only if against a wall or ships hull that will prevent swinging underneath the platform that the ladder is hanging from, you climb facing the hull or wall. When not agains a wall or hull, you climb sideways, putting your heels on the steps, left and right foot from opposite directions.left hand holding on to one vertical rope and the right hand the other vertical rope. To reduce sideways swinging, your hands should hold on as high as possible, while most bodyweight is directed to your arms. And less than full bodyweight to your feet, otherwise you will be almost horizontal with your back facing the water. This product needs a users instruction.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Impossible to use

        By Nancy

        from Fairfield County, CT

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • Dangerous and Unsafe
        • Poor Design
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Five Step Boarding Ladder:

          As others have noted, the ladder swings under the boat making it almost impossible to climb. I have a 20' sailboat. I tried attaching the ladder to every cleat on the boat - transom, bow, gunnels - all to no avail. I was only able to climb back onto the boat with the help of someone on board hauling me up. My partner was not so lucky. He ended up bloodying himself on a cleat trying to get back on board. When we used it there was a slight swell from powerboats in the area and a bit of wind. It was actually frightening trying to get back in the boat in these conditions. I've swam off boats many times in far choppier situations and never had so much trouble. Awful design. The design of my boat makes has made is impossible to find a portable boarding ladder so I was very hopeful of this one.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          A worthless product

          By Windymike

          from Oriental, NC

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Design
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Five Step Boarding Ladder:

              This ladder is worthless. When the person in the water puts a foot or two on the step, the ladder swings under the boat or swim platform. An ordinary person, reasonably agile, will not have the strength to get the ladder in a vertical position to re-board. I regret having bought it. I cannot think of a suitable use for it.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              very weak; plastic dididers broke .

              By tom

              from georgia coast

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Five Step Boarding Ladder:

                  boarding for sail boat. don't buy.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Better than nothing

                  By Knot Tied Down

                  from Traverse City, MI

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                  • Light weight
                  • Shaky

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Five Step Boarding Ladder:

                    I bought this for my Sailboat so my guests could get on and off the bow of the boat when I beach it, and back on which is tricky due to the height. without something to hold the ladder out away from the hull....the ladder swings inward and makes it a little difficult to get on the boat...BUT it would be a lot more difficult to get on the boat without this. So I am happy for a cheap option to get people on and off the boat. Could probably make the same thing out of better rope and wood planks for cheaper

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Suicide Mission

                    By CL

                    from Warren, MI

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Five Step Boarding Ladder:

                        I purchased this since my boat does not have a step on the swimming platform, waste of money, completely unstable, ended up just climbing onto the swim platform. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Hard to use

                        By Rich

                        from Canyon Lake, Texas

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Easy to attach to cleat

                        Cons

                        • Can't climb aboard boat
                        • Poor Design

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Five Step Boarding Ladder:

                          Each time I tried to climb up the ladder it swung under the stern of the boat leaving me nearly lying on my back in the water.

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good for the price

                          By Old NorthWest Boater

                          from Seattle

                          About Me Professional

                          Pros

                          • Easy to store
                          • Good value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Docks
                            • Emergency
                            • Open Water
                            • Small Boats

                            Comments about Five Step Boarding Ladder:

                            I made sure the ladder was as far in the water and used my knees and feet to get the bottom rung under my rear. I pulled hard with my arms and once out of the water used my knees to keep my toes from hitting the boat.
                            shakey but worked!

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