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Swim ladder safety
Most people have the greatest
strength in their legs, not their arms,
making it difficult to pull themselves
up a ladder, particularly if their legs
can’t assist. Steps that do not extend
far enough down into the water can
make getting up onto the swim platform difficult. Steps must extend far
enough into the water to suit your
abilities, and any handles for climbing
out must be in the right location and
high enough to work properly. Even the
best platform and ladder arrangement
may not work well for all people.
Practice using your ladder at a
safe place, such as off a gently sloping
beach, with help around, to be sure it
suits your abilities and those of your
family and crew. You may need to
provide additional steps or handholds
on the boat’s transom or elsewhere
at the stern to make getting out of
the water easier. These can be bought
from chandlery shops or online. Ensure
that any hardware is securely installed
using stainless-steel nuts, thru-bolts,
and backing plates.
Two other important safety notes:
To avoid serious injury, turn off your
engine when using a swim ladder. And
always be aware of the dangers of
carbon monoxide when in the water
or near the water’s surface around
boats. This silent killer, which has no
noticeable smell, can come from running engines, especially gasoline, as
well as other sources on your boat or
on nearby boats. It can quickly disable
and kill. — TOM NEALE