Would like input on the length and size of boarding ramp's. there are so many different type's people have built. I want one strong enough to pull up a good size dingy. I have a 47' oro.
I was going to use 1X6 or1X4 fir boards for the sides and inlay a 1/8in. X2in. stainless flat bar between the boards. the ramp will be 70in. wide. I want steps because of snow or ice.
planing some type of rope system for a hand rail to hold onto if carrying heavy loads.
should it be on the front or back?
My boarding ladder is in glass, built as a single piece from a ply mould. Non-slip paint on the steps with teak strips to improve grip on ascent. There is also drainage cut behind each step. It's exceptionally light and yet stiff – the stiffness improved by two hardwood strips on the underside. Lightness is, I think, essential, especially if you're lugging around something that's used, at most, half the time.