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Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladders

These portable ladders hook right over your boat’s gunwale with a hull hugging design and ladder standoffs for added safety. They’re lightweight and fold flat for easy stowing. Plus, they float if accidentally dropped overboard! Premium vinyl covered hooks protect gunwale surfaces and are offered in two sizes. Thick non-skid steps feature an Ultra Traction tread that’s kind to your feet. Keep one accessible on board your boat for swimming, skiing and emergencies. 225lb. capacity.

  • Mounting Style: Hook over gunwale
  • Material: Heavy-duty 1" aluminum tubing, vinyl hooks and step treads
  • Dimensions: 3-step: 36"L x 15"W; 4-step: 48"L x 15"W
  • Warranty: One year
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladder, 3 Steps, 7" Gunwale Width 9278433 85103A
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$54.99

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Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladder, 3 Steps, 11" Gunwale Width 9278441 85103B
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$54.99

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Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladder, 4 Steps, 7" Gunwale Width 9278458 85104A
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$67.99

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Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladder, 4 Steps, 11" Gunwale Width 9278466 85104B
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$67.99

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Product Description

These portable ladders hook right over your boat’s gunwale with a hull hugging design and ladder standoffs for added safety. They’re lightweight and fold flat for easy stowing. Plus, they float if accidentally dropped overboard! Premium vinyl covered hooks protect gunwale surfaces and are offered in two sizes. Thick non-skid steps feature an Ultra Traction tread that’s kind to your feet. Keep one accessible on board your boat for swimming, skiing and emergencies. 225lb. capacity.

  • Mounting Style: Hook over gunwale
  • Material: Heavy-duty 1" aluminum tubing, vinyl hooks and step treads
  • Dimensions: 3-step: 36"L x 15"W; 4-step: 48"L x 15"W
  • Warranty: One year

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West MarinePortable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladders
 
3.6

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (37)
  • Easy to install (23)
  • Safe (20)
  • Reliable (17)
  • Holds boat securely (6)

Cons

  • Poor design (10)
  • Unreliable (5)

Best Uses

  • Small boats (28)
  • Open water (10)
  • Large boats (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (27), Advanced (15), Beginner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It does the trick

I needed a way to on and off a Grady-White 20' Center Console while it was on our boat lift. It is perfect for that task. It is light, the bottom standoffs are...Read complete review

I needed a way to on and off a Grady-White 20' Center Console while it was on our boat lift. It is perfect for that task. It is light, the bottom standoffs are the correct distance near the waterline, it is made from a sturdy plastic, and it secures itself over the side of the boat.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Solution for short standoffs

The standoffs were too short making the ladder useless on our boat.
I purchase a piece of 1" aluminum tubing from the hardware store and replaced the original 4 3/4 inch...Read complete review

The standoffs were too short making the ladder useless on our boat.
I purchase a piece of 1" aluminum tubing from the hardware store and replaced the original 4 3/4 inch standoffs with 10" tubes that work perfectly on our boat.
Instructions:
Dis-aseemble the origianl standoffs, examining how they are built and function.
Drill the two holes on each end of the new tubing. I used the holes in the ladder for my guide. Use a 5/16 drill bit.
Cut each end of the tubing to your length.
Reinstall the button clips in the newly cut tubing.
Reinstall the protective end caps on the end of the new tubing that presses against the hull when in use.
Reinstall the big rubber end caps.
Push the buttons in and slide the new tubing into the brackets on the ladder, just like they were originally set.
Your all set.

Basically you are just duplicating the construction of the original standoff tubes with ones you'll cut to your own length.
It's very simple and takes less than an hour or so....and, i'm someone who has to call in help just to change the paper towel roll in the kitchen!

Reviewed by 49 customers

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1.0

Not great.

By Mark

from Belhaven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Boats

    Comments about Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladders:

    Used it once and the protective caps keep falling off. Need to be watchful so not scratch or gouge the boat

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Second Time Around!

    By Jim O

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Floats, but don't let float away!

    Best Uses

    • Getting back into the boat in open water

    Comments about Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladders:

    Works well as a ladder but the rubber pipe ends tend to come off.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I would buy this product again.

    By Bristol 35

    from Richmond, Va

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats

      Comments about Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladders:

      It's constructed so it will not rust.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Have only had product on boat a couple weeks. So far it has

      By J. A. T.

      from Hampstead, NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Docks
        • Large Boats
        • Open Water
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladders:

        Our Parker Boat did not come with a ladder. WE wanted a pemanent one so we would not have to always take on and off and store it or fall into the water. IT WORKS GREAT

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        This was a christmas gift.

        By orchiddj

        from Ft. Pierce, FL

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladders:

        I like the ladder but it does not fit properly on my boat. not the ladders fault at all. even though i am returning this i still think it is a good product if fits your boat properly. I had an older, smaller version of this type ladder on my previous boat and it fit/worked well for many years.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Vic the fisher

        from Haww

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Boats

          Comments about Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladders:

          Use it on my boat

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Good fit for some boats. Not all of them though .

          By Edman

          from San diego

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Doesn't fit well.

          Best Uses

            Comments about Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladders:

            It's good for emergencies .
            I will return it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            I would buy this product again works well with my boat

            By Fish

            from Huntingtown Maryland

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Open Water
              • Small Boats

              Comments about Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladders:

              Made it easier and safer for the kids and other people to get back into the boat on the water and folds up nice and out-of-the-way

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              1.0

              Very bad quality. Nice looks, lasts less than a month.

              By LABO

              from Miami, FL

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Safe

              Cons

              • Breaks easily
              • Poor Design
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • Small Boats

              Comments about Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladders:

              Very nice looks, simple to use and easy to store. Very bad quality. The tubes bend and break very easily. It will only last a couple of days.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              So glad I bought this ladder!!!

              By Freedom Girl

              from Sacramento

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Portable Gunwale-Mount Boarding Ladders:

                  I am so happy that I bought this ladder before we went on vacation! It is so convenient and made getting in and out of the boat so much easier. It sits perfectly on the side of the boat and folds flat to store in the boat when not in use. Very easy to get on and out. It even floats. The only thing that I am disappointed about, is the maximum weight limit. I am not able to have all of my family and friends go boating with is because they weigh more than the limit, but besides that, it's perfect!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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