My dad and I recently split a 2008 Moomba LSV. I will obviously get more use for the wakeboard/surf/skiing use of this boat, and I CAN'T stand the Canadian winter this year....the wait is killing me!
Anyways, sometimes my parents like to get dropped off at the beach. As they are not as mobile as they used to be we were wondering if anyone has had some ideas/solutions for easy access off the front of these boats? I have searched alot of things and found a couple things.
This is a basic over the rail solution:
This is a mount version. I like the size of this but not sure it would hold with drilling into the front vs the back of a boat (larger surface area):
This looked ok also but the guy said its for larger boats and would be hard to store:
What do you all think.... or does anybody have anything else?
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Thread: Front access to boat.... ladder?
02-20-2013, 06:50 PM #1
Front access to boat.... ladder?2008 Mobius LSV - Red/Grey, Upgraded Kicker, Z5 Bimini, Gravity 3+, Heater
02-20-2013, 10:14 PM #2
Front access to boat.... ladder?
Why not unload off the back?Drew
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02-21-2013, 12:23 AM #3
Second this suggestion if at all possible. Swim step to knee deep water is much easier transition for the folks than swinging a leg up over the side and trying to plant it while maintaining balance. My folks are in their 70's and this is about the only way any more at the beach. Dad has tried to half hop half drag himself into the bow and although its hilarious to watch I'm fearful of him breaking or straining something (on himself or the boat...)2001 MobiusV
02-22-2013, 08:38 AM #4
another vote for using the swim platform vrs mounting something on the front.
one thing that could make it easier is to have the rear ballast filled so the platform is down lowerHey, Its Moomba time
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02-22-2013, 08:48 AM #5
02-22-2013, 08:49 AM #6
First one, no place on the front you can put that and it would really be usefull. With the angle of the front hull, plus the grab rail location it just wont really work. That type of ladder is intended to have the hull behind it adding support.
The second wont work for the same reasons as the first.
The third is the closest to working and the only real feasible place it will work is is on the side of the boat just behind the tower. Yet the tower will still be in the way.
These boats are intended to be loaded and unloaded from the side at a dock, or the rear in the water.
As the guys above mentioned its easiest to swing the rear of the boat around, and let them step off the back into the water.
You will need to be mindful of rocks, and grounding the prop, so know the depth at all times in that shallow of water.
Mastercraft and a couple other boats do have ladders off the nose of the boat but its a different style, smaller and much more stable, being designed for use at the bow.Malo <--- Means--Evil or Mean One. This explains a lot.
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02-22-2013, 09:21 AM #7
Front access to boat.... ladder?
The girls use the front ladder on the MC as a bathroom when it's too cold to take the plunge. Having messed around with it, it is unstable and narrow, so once you overcome the ladder swinging out towards you when you climb up it you have a very unnatural transition to the bow of the boat. I have yet to figure out a graceful way to swing my leg from the narrow ladder into the bow of the boat. It takes quite a bit of upper body strength.
You have to load them from the back. Pull up, get out, spin the boat, and hold the swim deck at that perfect depth where your rudder isn't hitting and let them on/off.-Jake
02-22-2013, 10:47 AM #8
Hey... where abouts in Sask are you? I put my boat in on Long Lake at the regional park at the north end2014 Mondo on the way.... can't wait!!
02-22-2013, 02:22 PM #9
I'd be real leery about doing this if it were rocky and stay out a little deeper.2001 MobiusV
02-22-2013, 02:38 PM #10
I beach the boat in the baby soft sand. Let them climb out over the bow or swim off the back. If they can't do this then you better hope they are wearing a life jacket cuz they probably can't swim either.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!