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2015-2018 24’ swim deck ladder question

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by Mainah, May 16, 2018 at 9:17 AM.

  1. Mainah

    Mainah Jetboaters Captain

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    So I left the swim deck ladder down after cleaning my boat post Hilton Head trip and then proceeded to back out of my driveway which slopes down to the road. Bent the ladder and the mounting bracket beyond repair. In order to get the baot back at the slip I just removed the telescoping ladder and not the bracket on the spot not knowing how the bracket was fastened to the fiberglass.

    I have read the ladder threads and will be calling Windline when they open later today. Can anyone with a 2015+ 24 footer confirm that I will still be water tight if I remove the bracket?

    Thankfully my ladder only gets used by guests and we can just cross arm lift or use a rope off the tower if needed until the ladder is replaced.
     
  2. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    Can't answer this definitively, but I assume if you remove the bracket it will leave holes in the underside of the deck that would allow water in. Why not just leave the bracket attached with the ladder removed as you have now?
     
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  3. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Admiral

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    Darned. I'm almost certain the bracket is bolted through the lower skin of the swim deck, with reinforcements, so I see fiberglass in your skin in near future (lol). You could just plug those holes with (not-too-tight-fitting) SS screws, maybe embedded in 5200.

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  4. Mainah

    Mainah Jetboaters Captain

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    Just asking in case I need to send it all back to Windline for their insanely good warranty. I am going to honest with what happened but if all I have to do is send back parts to get a new complete ladder I will not complain. The issue is that my boat is now back in the water and pulling it out is a pain (my marina does not have a ramp) so I was considering removing the bracket while in the water. That is sounding like a bad idea. Will see what Windline says and if I don’t have to remove the bracket to get a replacement then I can stick with my plan to leave her in the water until July 5th when she will get pulled out for Bimini.
     
  5. Coheeba

    Coheeba Jet Boat Junkie

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    You should make a new trophy "forgot to put stern ladder up and destroyed it" Sorry I had to say it. Knock on wood, I'll be next.
     
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  6. Julian

    Julian Jetboaters Fleet Admiral Staff Member Administrator

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    I would think that if you had to send it all in to them, you could keep the screws/bolts and just reinsert them with a little caulk and it would be pretty well sealed.
     
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  7. Mainah

    Mainah Jetboaters Captain

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    True but would not want to do that in the water. Guess part of the price I pay for being bone headed. That is the third boneheaded thing I have done in as many weeks so I am hopefully back on even keel now.

    The second was unloading the boat at night after the trip and needing to get to the bow forgeting that the ski locker was still open. The ball mount for the strut can be bent over 90 degrees and still bent back as an FYI. The rip in my shirt is not repairable and the cut on my side will take some time to heal.
     
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  8. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Admiral

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    Done that. Twice.
    I can confirm, it does not "feel good".

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  9. Mainah

    Mainah Jetboaters Captain

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    Windline directed me to their website to buy another after I was honest with them about what happened. Anyone have a good condition ladder they want to sell me on at a deal before I pull the trigger on a $200 plus mistake?
     
  10. djetok

    djetok Jet Boat Addict

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    Is the front ladder the same?
     

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