Windline Sport/Diver Boarding Ladders are heavy duty, with a load capacity rated to 400 lbs. Constructed of high quality, 1-1/2 inch thick walled stainless steel tubing that has been electropolished for superior corrosion resistance.
Ladder features a solid center bar and treaded PVC steps that make for a safe, obstruction-free, easy ascent. Ladders include mounting bracket with secure locking faspin and quick release for easy stowage. Windline offers an unlimited lifetime warranty.
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Transom Mount Bracket is Included
Availiable in Two Sizes
WIN-DL3X 38 inches (3 Steps)
WIN-DL4X 48 inches (4 Steps)
How long are the rungs? Storage space is limited.
About 13" wide.
JD Tech Team
Since the bracket is attached to the ladder near the top, what keeps it from "torquing" into/under the boat when a person steps onto it from the water? I'm thinking about this model for the transom of a J-30.
The mounting bracket has an angle (see photo) that keeps it away from the boat. No issues.
The large bolt in the top of the ladder that slides into the slot in the bracket locks in place with the slide lever on the side of the bracket. This ladder is very stable once installed in the bracket.
I have a similar boat and it did torque in. I had to make a lower stand off bracket that I attached to the ladder just above the water line. I also had to add a very large backing plate. Given all that, the ladder does allow for an easy exit of the water
Thanks, Henry. Without seeing the ladder and bracket, your comment makes a lot of sense.How did you fabricate the stand off bracket?
once in the bracket, does the balance of the ladder below the bracket touch against the transom? Is there a "foot" or something that prevents medal to fibreglass contact?
I used one of the storage clips which I attached a small block of wood. It is held onto the ladder by zip ties. Not pretty but it works
James, once in the bracket, does the balance of the ladder below the bracket touch against the transom? Is there a "foot" or something that prevents medal to fibreglass contact?
The ladder is very strong. I've used both the 3 and 4 step models with persons loaded with dive gear, etc. My estimate is some weigh over 225 pounds when boarding. No issues with torque whatsoever.
ours does not since we have it mounted to the swim platform and it sticks out several feet from the transom. If you mount it directly to the transom the bottom step or 2 should be below the bottom of the boat away from your transom. the ladder does not move right left or back towards the boat when boarding. It is quite stable.
The base is anchored with bolts through the hull. It is very strong if mounted correctly.
Is this product offered with a swivle attachment point rather than the clip in version?
No it is not offered with a swivel
The version I bought only has the clip in version. It works great, just remember to bring it aboard before you operate the boat.
The one I purchased had the slide in clip only.
Not that I am aware of . As shown , this unit is very strong and stable .
We have a 19 foot Thunderbird cathedral hull w outboard. Would we need a 3 or 4 step? Also, does it angle out when installed or straight down. I am a big girl with foot problems and wondering if I will be able to manage it. Thx.
I don't know how many steps you would need but I feel the more the better.The ladder does angle out but I had issues in that I had to add some reinforcement against the hull to prevent flexing of my transom. I have a sail boat and the transom is not very thick.
I put the 3 step on my 22 ft., but I think it depends on how deep on the transom you mount it. It has a little angle going out. Having a grab handle for pulling yourself into the boat is a big plus.Hope this helps.
are the steps on the ladder rounded or flat where you step?
Wrap around PVC treads provide maximum foot comfort. Rounded.
They are round with a plastic tread.
They are rounded. I used them on the back of my 14' boat, really worked out great.
They are round with a rubber non skid. We have experienced NO foot pain using the ladder. The function of the bracket that holds the ladder in place, thou it looks small, works perfectly and when ladder is not in use you barely notice it.I'm very pleased with product.
The steps are round. We used the ladder twice last year and we love it. It was very easy to install and ladder stows nicely with the clips which were included.
I'm thinking of putting it on my alumimun Baja Bay Runner. Could the angle of the steps possible put a bend in my transom? Thanks
I am not familiar with the specifics of your boat. But, the transom should be strong enough to hang an outboard motor and also deal with the weight of a boarding passenger. If it is in question you should reinforce the transom. if there is any wood used in the transom look for rot or any sign of weakness. I weigh 215 lbs. and the mount on my boat is plenty robust enough to handle the job.
I looked up your boat online it sure looks like it would be ok. Mine is mounted on a alumaweld intruder its a nice step. Rob
No, if your transom is heavy enough, it will not be affected.
Mounts fairly flush to the transom. I have an aluminum sea nymph 16ft. No problem.
I wouldn't think so. Most transoms have an internal piece of steel inside. My ladder stood up to a 300lb person with no problem.
Make sure you have a strong backing plate that is wide enough to disperse the load on the transom. The heavier the person is, the more pressure the transom has to withstand. I would recommend fiber glassing a 3/4" marine plywood backer that would fit from the floor to the top of the transom and make it at least 8 to 10 inches wide. The bigger the better. Use wide stainless steel fender washers and lock nuts to attach the mount to the transom. Good LockAndy
Does the bracket hold the ladder securely in a vertical position when boarding? The bracket appears to be a single point attachment at or very near the top, so one might think the ladder would sway side to side at the bottom was you start climbing up the ladder.
Yes, the bracket holds the ladder securely in a vertical position. We have been very happy with ours.
I found it very stable side to side even when boarding in choppy conditions. It also allows the ladder to go into the bracket upside down, I kept it this way while motoring from spot to spot instead of storing it below deck because it was stable enough this way as well.
It is important to properly mount the bracket to the boat. When securely installed the ladder slips into the slot and is very stable. Just do not forget to remove the ladder before getting underway. If you leave it down and run the boat with any speed it will bend and break. I learned the hard way. It is a good stable ladder.
There are 2 large rivets that are on the ladder center member that slide into the bracket vertically.This stabilizes side sway.
How does the ladder hook to the transom mount....do you have something to hold on too when climbing up the ladder? will this ladder work on a 14 ft boston whaler?? thanks for the help...sam sliger
Hello Sam,The ladder.has 2 round metal disc which slide into the transom mount. It is pretty simple. If you purchase the 4 step, you will hold on to the center bar as you climb into the boat.
The bracket bolts to the transom and the ladder slides down into the bracket. Go with the shorter ladder for a 14 ft. Boston Whaler. This is a very sturdy ladder.
Ladder has two studs that lock into the mount. It is very secure. it will work great on a whaler. There are no hand rails, but you hold the step above then the boat,it is the best ladder you will ever use.
I have a Jamison ladder-I need the plastic end caps-While boarding I cut a deep gash in my finger because the inside edge was not filed clean-Where can I buy them?
End caps do fall out occasionally,
Is the ladder removable?
Yes, easily removable.
Yes it is
It is. Once u bolt on the bracket the ladder is easy to put on or off.
outstanding price great quality
For a dive ladder
Solid and very helpful
The ladder works very well. Simple, strong, unobtrusive.
Quick Ship. J. T. Dist. had great service after the sale
Used for divers, snorkelers & swimmers to get in and out of boat. Must have for divers.
Lock does not work properly
when the mounting bolts on the bracket are tightened the sliding lock mechanism will no longer slide without excessive force . Groove for slide should be slightly deeper than it is as it is useless in it's present state.
Very nice ladder for the price. Heavy duty and light weight. Easy to use and install.
great product well made easy to use
San Antonio Texas
Windline Sport/Diver Boarding Ladder
This ladder will work great after we finish diving and need to get back in the boat!!
Was looking for a sturdy removable ladder and this product is nearly perfect! Climbing up is like climbing stairs! Well built, comes with storage clips, and it floats! Probably the only thing I would change in it's design would be to add a recessed loop at the top to attach a tether, and make the bottom cap a bright color so that you can see it floating since it floats upside down! Both of these are minor things, and are easily rectified.
i would buy this item again
have had several ladders,best by far
la porte tx
Very nice, works well, floats...however.
Product is great, just as advertised and very fast delivery. Lightweight and easy to attach and remove. It's nice that it floats. It stores easily with included brackets. Would have been perfect except the wedge block used for mounting had the holes drilled perpendicular to the wrong side so bolts couldn't pass through boat and block without extreme elongation of holes.