If the yacht is lying with the stern facing the pier, getting on and off can be a test of courage. A gangway is helpful here. However, these are usually expensive if they come with dimensions that appear suitable for your own yacht.
An aluminum ladder is a cheap alternative. Equipped with a wooden plate, it offers a safe step. The end of the ladder facing the ship is wrapped in neoprene to prevent scratches. Hard rubber rollers are mounted at the end of the jetty to compensate for ship movements. If necessary, the gangway can also be extended with a pulling device and can then be raised or lowered - for example with the dirk.
- Yannick Kethers, Düsseldorf
Do you also have a clever tip for problems in everyday life on board? If you publish it in the magazine, we will reward your tip with 50 euros. Please add photos or sketches to your submission. We also need your address and bank account details.
By letter to: Redaktion YACHT, ABC-Straße 21, 20354 Hamburg
Or by email to: [email protected]
© YACHT / J. Peschke