Dinghy is in way of my ladder on swim platform

Discussion in 'Blog' started by Jean P Holz, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. Jean P Holz

    Jean P Holz New Member

    Apr 7, 2020
    460 Sea Ray Sundancer 2003
    Twin Cummins Diesels
    Does anyone have a solution for how we can get up on our swim platform when our Dinghy is mounted on the back of our 460 sea ray Sundancer, which when mounted, sits directly on top of the ladder? This blocks our ability to use the built in ladder. Wondering if anyone has come up with solution.
  2. Sublimetime

    Sublimetime Active Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    clifton nj
    420 da
    Yes- buy an additional swim ladder that mounts underneath the platform.
    On mine I had to add two small mounting pads to the underneath of platform that lowered the ladder mounts down slightly so it would slide under the lip of the platform.
  3. b_arrington

    b_arrington Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    I think your only options are to remove the dingy when you want to use the swim ladder, or install a secondary under mount ladder in a clear space. I had the same issue and removed the dinghy when we wanted to swim (every time we went out).
  4. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    We have to remove our dinghy
  5. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
  6. Sublimetime

    Sublimetime Active Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    clifton nj
    420 da
  7. Ididntdoit

    Ididntdoit Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    New England & South Florida
    1976 17 Sport
    90hp Etec
    Have you ever seen the movie "Open Water"? Get an undermount ladder
  8. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    I also have to take the dinghy down, but if we are stopping to anchor, the dinghy goes in the water anyway so no big deal.

    I do like the idea of ladders at the corner of the platform though. I would still take the dinghy down, but it might be handy to be able to have the ladder readily accessible for a man-overboard situation.

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