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Ladder steps

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:14 pm
by chuckd
Well, its too cold to dive and I'm working all week. So I thought I'd show my last project.

It all started when I was at the island this past summer and while walking forwards down the dive ladder, I slipped with my foot going back thru the step and I crushed my shin on said step...it wasn't pretty. It reminded me of the serrated razor blade pedals on the bikes we grew up with.

Anyway, the thin metal steps also seemed to hurt my arch/instep when walking up them with full dive gear on. So I asked a buddy diver who owns a water cutter/plasma cutter if he could cut me some starboard treads. He did, I bolted them on...and they are awesome.

The pics show them before and after. And including some fish porn, all spearfished.

Re: Ladder steps

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:48 am
by JimC
Looks good Chuck, now just need to get a fourth rung and a planer to make it pop up automatically when you take off.

Re: Ladder steps

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:26 pm
by chuckd
I was going to put one on the third rung, but it is narrow with a decent radius. Its wider and round, a little easier on the feet.

Re: Ladder steps

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:38 am
by santiva
Same thing happend to me. Is your friend willing to sell a set of steps?