Convert from a 2 step to 3 step ladder on 2007 175 Sea Ray Sport

Discussion in 'Sport Boats' started by Rob 175 sport, May 22, 2020.

  1. Rob 175 sport

    Rob 175 sport New Member

    2
    May 22, 2020
    2007 Sea Ray 175 Sport Bow Rider
    3 liter Mercruiser
    Hi all,
    We are trying to change out the original 2 step ladder with a 3 step ladder. It typically should be a very easy thing to do but accessing the 4 bolts the ladder is attached with is very difficult. You can try to go in from the battery compartment...but need to be a small kid to get in. The engine compartment is similar in difficulty.

    Anyone have success getting to and taking those bolts off of the gudgeons on the extension ladder?

    I have a 2007 Sea Ray Sport 175. Thanks!
     
  2. BobH

    BobH Member

    45
    May 28, 2010
    cent fl
    2006 185 Sport
    V-6 190HP
    I just had the thrill of changing a starter on a 4.3 185 Sport... It was tight area however once I removed all the partitions and stowed items it was at least manageable.
    Good Luck,
    BobH
     
  3. Hillzy_Aus

    Hillzy_Aus New Member

    11
    Feb 4, 2020
    2007 175 Sport Bowrider
    Mercruiser 3.0 TKS
    interesred in what others have to say here, I’m going to have to do the same thing shortly but instead removing the ladder for a swim platform install..... it looks tight, what happens when you remove the backrest/seat cushion? If there’s no hole there I was thinking of cutting a access port.

    god knows how I’m going to get to the other side to mount the swim platform brackets (fuel tank side).

    good luck
     
  4. Rob 175 sport

    Rob 175 sport New Member

    2
    May 22, 2020
    2007 Sea Ray 175 Sport Bow Rider
    3 liter Mercruiser
    Solved the project. Had to drill 2 new holes in the new brackets to match the old brackets. My neighbor has LONG arms and was able to access the nuts via the engine compartment. I bought an extra long 7/16 box ratchet wrench to use and we were successful working as a team.
     

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