Leisure 22 Sailing Yacht Gaia

Scotland

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Outboard bracket and ladder

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The existing outboard bracket was damaged and the boarding ladder was badly corroded so we decided to fit new ones after the repainting was completed rather than refit the old ones.

Our Leisure 22 also had two wooden blocks mounded on the back with rails on them that we did not require that we remove as well to give the stern a cleaner look. We believe that the rails may originally have been used to mount an outboard but were no longer of use as the boarding ladder sticks out further than them.

Old boarding ladder and outboard bracket:

View of stern of boat with old rusty ladder and damaged outboard bracket

New outboard bracket:

View of stern of boat with new outboard bracket

View inside stern locker of reinforcing for outboard bracket

We first tried mounting our new boarding ladder at the same position as before, reusing the existing holes, but as the new ladder is slightly longer this resulted in it being mounted a little too low.

View of stern of boat with new ladder mounted at position of old ladder

So we filled the old mounting holes and had Tommy at Clyde Craft reinforce the required area to mounted the new ladder higher up.

View inside stern locker of reinforcing for ladder

 Here you can see the finished job with both the new Boarding ladder and outboard bracket fitted. 

View of stern of boat with new ladder mounted at new higher position

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2009 15:07