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Re: Looking for easy Mac boarding in campground

Post by tp56ihs » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:00 pm

Thanks for the information . I found a 3 step aluminum ladder at Lowes that will work well.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Werner-3-Step- ... l/50161565

I like the wide step

Wind Wager :macx:

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Re: Looking for easy Mac boarding in campground

Post by Bilgemaster » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:24 pm

tp56ihs wrote:Thanks for the information . I found a 3 step aluminum ladder at Lowes that will work well.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Werner-3-Step- ... l/50161565

I like the wide step

Wind Wager :macx:
So yeah...pretty similar to mine, except mine has metal steps and perhaps other built-in features that apparently, as we've already learned, the orbiting alien host will not allow me to illustrate to you primitive earthling types. My hunch is that it may double as some sort of personal transport beam collector, 'cause I'm pretty sure those little green freaks are showing up when I'm not around and helping themselves to the wife's Malibu rum rotgut. They seem to fancy that canned French Onion dip, too. Pretty awful mix, if you ask me, so we might not be dealing with the top brass here...probably just some kids tired of hanging around the Zerg plinths on the ship all the damned time.
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Re: Looking for easy Mac boarding in campground

Post by Crikey » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:45 pm

:D

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Re: Looking for easy Mac boarding in campground

Post by tp56ihs » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:28 am

Bilgemaster wrote:
tp56ihs wrote:Thanks for the information . I found a 3 step aluminum ladder at Lowes that will work well.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Werner-3-Step- ... l/50161565

I like the wide step

Wind Wager :macx:
So yeah...pretty similar to mine, except mine has metal steps and perhaps other built-in features that apparently, as we've already learned, the orbiting alien host will not allow me to illustrate to you primitive earthling types. My hunch is that it may double as some sort of personal transport beam collector, 'cause I'm pretty sure those little green freaks are showing up when I'm not around and helping themselves to the wife's Malibu rum rotgut. They seem to fancy that canned French Onion dip, too. Pretty awful mix, if you ask me, so we might not be dealing with the top brass here...probably just some kids tired of hanging around the Zerg plinths on the ship all the damned time.
All I can say is "WOW" 8)

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Re: Looking for easy Mac boarding in campground

Post by Capt Smitty » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:51 am

I cut the lower half from an old, bent aluminum ladder. Unevenly, so it would stand straight against the stern. I then attached a board to front legs, an old broom head to the rear legs, and a pair of corks to prevent rubbing on the stern ( I'll replace the cork, it keeps breaking off ). I can brush off my shoes before entering my boat, and it folds for easy storage. Best part is, repurposing that useless aluminum ladder I mangled :)

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Re: Looking for easy Mac boarding in campground

Post by tp56ihs » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:39 pm

8) less landfill!

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Re: Looking for easy Mac boarding in campground

Post by Doug W » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:24 pm

Clever. I never thought about using the stepladder we carry in the tow beast... we just use the built on boat ladder! :P

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Re: Looking for easy Mac boarding in campground

Post by tlgeddes » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:31 pm

Capt Smitty wrote:I cut the lower half from an old, bent aluminum ladder. Unevenly, so it would stand straight against the stern. I then attached a board to front legs, an old broom head to the rear legs, and a pair of corks to prevent rubbing on the stern ( I'll replace the cork, it keeps breaking off ). I can brush off my shoes before entering my boat, and it folds for easy storage. Best part is, repurposing that useless aluminum ladder I mangled :)

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I use a a 3 step that folds flat and fits right between the motor and the rudder. It is a pantry ladder.

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Re: Looking for easy Mac boarding in campground

Post by dlandersson » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:22 am

Yeah, that's what i us in the yard before/after pulling from the water. 8)
tp56ihs wrote:Thanks for the information . I found a 3 step aluminum ladder at Lowes that will work well.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Werner-3-Step- ... l/50161565

I like the wide step

Wind Wager :macx:

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Re: Looking for easy Mac boarding in campground

Post by Bilgemaster » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:18 am

Capt Smitty wrote:I cut the lower half from an old, bent aluminum ladder. Unevenly, so it would stand straight against the stern. I then attached a board to front legs, an old broom head to the rear legs, and a pair of corks to prevent rubbing on the stern ( I'll replace the cork, it keeps breaking off ). I can brush off my shoes before entering my boat, and it folds for easy storage. Best part is, repurposing that useless aluminum ladder I mangled :)
Repurposing that broken ladder is clever enough, but adding that old broom head as a foot brush rather propels the whole getup into the realm of genius, if I may say so. Seriously, that's using one's noggin for more than just a cap holder, that is.

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