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Tom and Dana Stiffler

Frank, for the aft mounted Dog-n-Dive platform ladder on the boomkin you need the 5 step model(66 inches deployed)to get it about 10-12" below the waterline. If you go with a midship mount just in front of the genoa track behind the aft lower shroud you can use a 4 step ladder (45 inches deployed) and be about 10"-12" inches below the water level. With the platform you can pull yourself up on a knee and step up easily from there. You can also stand on the platform boarding your dingy making it much more comfortable and safe. These ladders have a 1" wide nylon tread on the steps.They come with 11 inch and 15 inch wide steps. I went with the wider steps which make a more stable configuration especially for big guys. Cheers, Tom

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