Quality Mark 28800 Bow Step - 3-Step, Port
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The top of the tongue of my trailer is 18 3/4" above the ground when stowed in the garage when it is parked. There is a slight rise in elevation of the Bow Step from 11 1/2" to 15 1/2". The first step is 15 inches from the floor when deployed (mine is on the starboard side), the second step is 27 inches from the floor, and the third step is 39 inches from These steps are 8 1/2" wide. I like it a lot. Running a deep-seated business is a challenge for me It is more common for me to fish alone rather than with my friends. It takes only a pair of rubber boots for me to climb back on the boat's bow when loading it back onto the trailer. By itself, I would get soaked by getting off by the trailer fenders. Without the Bow Step, I would get soaked by the trailer fenders.
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Can you tell me how tall your boat is? The boat we have is a 17ft Fisher with deep V, and we bought the 4 step, which The good news is that if you do buy the wrong one, like we did, you can always exchange it for another one. In addition to YouTube videos, there are also how-to videos that will show you how to measure your boat to determine which step you
It's up to you which option is better. First, visit the manufacturer's website and fill out the order form Check with customer support. They can answer questions similar to yours and provide support if you need it You can ask us which ladder would be right for you. Another option is to go to You can find video tutorials on determining the ladder size online.
Selected User Reviews For Quality Mark 28800 Bow Step - 3-Step, Port
My 16' Bass Tracker had this installed in front of it. Getting on and off the boat is much easier and safer with this system, especially when launching and retrieving it. In order to get the boat in the water from the trailer, you can switch to climbing the ladder instead of scrambling up the tongue of the The real magic happens at the time of retrieval. In order to put the boat on the trailer, you don't need to go down to the tongue to hook up the bow eye to the trailer if you can get the boat close enough to the ladder to reach it. After stepping down the ladder, you land right next to the ball hitch, not in water a foot deep. was dubious about the $250 price tag for a "trailer step. " But this product is much more than a simple $15 There is an actual ladder here. It can be adjusted to accommodate different vessels, and it can be folded up to serve as a secure towing handle. In order to secure my boat trailer to the trailer while I am swimming, I attached a long shackle padlock to the bottom of mine. It seems strange to me that all new boats do not have this option. Honestly, this is well worth the cost. *Please note that I am 6'4" and weigh about 285 lbs, so if it makes you wonder about stability. When I have a giant bee-sized nest, it handles it just fine I have no issues at all with my hind end.
I'm still quite satisfied with this product after a year because it still works great and looks like The bow steps that attach to the trailer for launching and recovering my boat by myself have been of good quality and I've used them so far with good results. It is a Key West 2020DC model from 2006. South Texas has some ramps that lack walk areas and cleats for people to use to launch and recover their boats, so either they have to swim for it or they have to find someone to help. The ladder can be used as well. My body cannot climb the large bow rail since I have an aging body. I use a ladder because of the large bow rail. Taking a risk on the winged pillar is not a good idea. The boat I own is a Key West 2020DC built in 2006. On Amazon, I could find the steps. Attached to the starboard side, this model is made up of four steps. I am happy with how it turned out overall. Here are some photos showing how to attach it For travel, it rotates in the vertical axis, and it can be positioned in any position to line up with the boat when needed. With the aid of lock pins, it also rotates in the horizontal axis so that the steps and handrail can be stepped up to and down from the bow at the right angle for easy use. There is a nonskid surface on the steps, and a handrail adds security when Basically, the only modification I made was to cut the shepherd's hook about 2 inches short at the top of the handrail. That way, when I winched the boat to the trailer, the shepherd's hook wouldn't interfere with the bow rail. In the horizontal hinge, there is a bit of movement because the hinge has to be able to rotate freely, but the pins lock it extremely tightly. According to the list, it is possible to weigh up to 300 pounds, and I weigh considerably less than Do not be impulsive. Instead, move slowly and intentionally.
The starboard 4 step model is in my possession. The design is generally very good, though there is one flaw. Minn Kota Ulterra trolling motor is interfered with by the hand railing. Steps are equipped with a hand railing on the right side. In order to get rid of the handrail on the left side of the steps, I had to purchase one. (an additional It must be purchased for $125. 00 plus shipping) in order It is not sufficient simply to move the right hand railing to the left side of the steps. In the pre-existing infrastructure, there are holes Both left and right sides of the steps have been drilled for the railing. In the photo, it does not appear to be clear that the steps need to be swung out of the way to launch and retrieve the boat when the ladder is in the position shown. Handrails for the left side of the starboard steps have been installed. In my previous post, I mentioned that the problem was solved.
When they are in use, the handrails fit inside an outer plastic collar that inserts inside the metal tubing, creating a loose fit that causes it to wobble. Alternatively, I might mount the handrail on the outside of the metal tube and attach it using longer bolts in order to gain more stability for.
I've never seen anything like this. There was only one thing I had to change, which was the mounting bolts on the trailer frame, which It was not a big deal that I had four in the shop. Apparently people said it was to flimsy and that was Tighten the bolts and you're ready to go. It was nothing to my big boy, he climbed up there in no time, no flexing. This is an extremely useful device, but just make sure you choose the right side, meaning the starboard or the port, as I chose the port side across from my trolling motor, there is no conflict of any kind. It's a great idea that I'm going to share with everyone.
far as its function is concerned, the bow step does what is expected of it. My body is big, and it's okay to support me, but it can't hold me like a welded construction unit. Having the ability to fold up on demand, and swing away as needed, this unit is more flexible than a welded one. Upon receiving the product, I deemed it too sloppy to use, so I sent a video of the sloppiness to the manufacturer. It was discovered that the unit was not tightened properly and offered to replace it no questions asked. They did tell me how to do it myself if I wanted to maintain I followed this method and it was effective. It was the owner of the company who claimed he would send me something as a gift for my troubles, Now that I have the unit, yes, I am happy with it! This device worked great for me when I was launching the boat by myself and it was also very handy for the older guys. It is primarily because of the poor assembly of the unit when it was received that I gave it three stars. Since it is $100 less expensive than welded units and achieves the same result as if it had been tight from the get-go, I would rate it 4 1/2 stars.
Although I would prefer if the handle were on the other side, I will make do with what I have. My body weight is 240 lbs, and the ladder is not a problem even for me at 6 feet and 240 pounds. It would be highly recommended.