Hi, I've been searching the board for clues as to if this would work but find the need to post my question. I've been through the boat restore/build section wow lots of info.
I want to make a hinged tree ladder for my boat and I have a good design in mind, it's just looking at mounting it, there just isn't much there for strength. My thoughts are to brace on the inside back near the top with either 2x pt wood or aluminum bar stock ran horizontally to fasten the brackets/bolts through that would carry the ladder and have a post going horizontally from the ladder with possibly a 3" or so teflon or poly surface that would rest against the lower edge of the transom in the down position. This would hold the ladder at a slight angle. I'm thinking a 2 or 3 step ladder with the bottom step about a foot or so below the transom.
My concern is that there is only fiberglass on either side of the motor to fasten to, and I don't want a chunk of that breaking out.
I'd move it to the front or side if that would be better, but still there is only fiberglass to attach to.