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Old 12-13-2013   #21
 
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Ya know caverdan, I think I heard it on the wind all the way up here. We should talk.

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Old 12-13-2013   #22
 
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I wanted a small assist to get back in but didn't want anything quite so heavy duty so I wove a ladder out of an old climbing rope. It is only made of rope and so there is less risk of injury. Here is the utube link. The guy goes on for a while but he explains it clearly. I made it with 2 rungs and it makes it a piece of cake to get in. Sorry I don't have pictures.
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I wanted a small assist to get back in but didn't want anything quite so heavy duty so I wove a ladder out of an old climbing rope. It is only made of rope and so there is less risk of injury. Here is the utube link. The guy goes on for a while but he explains it clearly. I made it with 2 rungs and it makes it a piece of cake to get in. Sorry I don't have pictures.
The obvious problem with a rope ladder is foot entrapment. I didn't watch the video, so maybe his design alleviates this potential.

The retractable ladder that was pitched on an earlier post, is safe--albeit a bit pricey.
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I wanted a small assist to get back in but didn't want anything quite so heavy duty so I wove a ladder out of an old climbing rope. It is only made of rope and so there is less risk of injury. Here is the utube link. The guy goes on for a while but he explains it clearly. I made it with 2 rungs and it makes it a piece of cake to get in. Sorry I don't have pictures.
You want to try again with the link?
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Old 12-14-2013   #25
 
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you tube link for woven rope ladder



Here is the link for the woven rope ladder. I think it is pretty cool and very low profile.

When I meant less risk of injury I was imagining either my kids slipping on the rungs and banging into them. My daughters are not tough, so anything to prevent crying. And I had a fantasy/nightmare of the boat flipping and something hard swinging around and hitting me. Quite far fetched I know.

Thanks Andrew. Good to know your watching my back. This next Grand trip will be even smoother.
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Resurrecting this thread with my take on a ladder, because I'm bored.

My wife and daughter wanted something to make getting back in the boat a little easier, but the price of the rescue rung, and its size, took that off the table. I found a couple used Metolius climbing ladders (Metolius Ladder Aider 1in - Aiders & Etriers | Backcountry.com) on Craigslist for $20, took them home, and turned them into 4, four step ladders. They stow pretty tight by rolling them into the grab loop and securing with a carabiner. All you have to do is release the biner and unroll, and climb. Should make life easier during the summer when I'd rather worry about driving and not spilling my beer than hauling them out of the water.
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Old 04-21-2016   #27
 
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Looks like it will work. Haven't fallen out of my boat much to test out the retractable rescue ladder but I do carry it along just in case.
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Put the rope ladder in a flip line bag. Entrapment problem solved.
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Old 04-21-2016   #29
 
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Pffft. Who needs a ladder? This is the best way to get back in a raft.

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