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1956 30' Sea Skiff Boarding Ladder

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PaulK
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1956 30' Sea Skiff Boarding Ladder

Post by PaulK » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:46 am

Below is my first post that I posted in the Sea Skiff Enthusiast section. No response and that section seems a bit dead.....so I thought I would repost it here.

Hi All,

This is my first post as I am just starting a complete restoration of a 1956 30' Sea Skff Cabin Cruiser. Now that I have started I am already asking myself questions as I uncover her from years of paint. I have stripped the Starboard side half way and found where I think there was a boarding ladder attached. Does anyone know what this ladder might have looked like?
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Also, does anyone have a boat or pictures of one like this? I would really love to trade stories and pics with someone who has one or knows about them. I cannot find a pic of one exactly like this on google.
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Any and all help is much apprciated.

Many thanks in advance!

Paul K in Mount Clemens, MI
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Re: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Boarding Ladder

Post by tkhersom » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:33 pm

WOW!

Nice looking boat! I think that is one of the finest looking Sea Skiff's I have ever seen. :D
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Re: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Boarding Ladder

Post by Jim Bell » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:13 pm

tkhersom wrote:WOW!

Nice looking boat! I think that is one of the finest looking Sea Skiff's I have ever seen. :D
I agree, beautiful lines. I am guessing the ladder mounting hardware was aftermarket. I could be wrong but I have never seen CC add this kind of hardware.

Good luck with this great looking vessel. 8)

Jim.

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Re: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Boarding Ladder

Post by tkhersom » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:41 pm

Would this be the same type of boarding ladder?
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1957 CC 21' Continental "Yorktown" (Mom's boat)
https://www.chris-craft.org/boats/22625/
1958 CC 38' Connie "American Beauty"
https://www.chris-craft.org/boats/22607/
1985 Formula 242LS "Gottago"
1991 Formula 36PC "Band Aids"

Life Is Too Short To Own An Ugly Boat

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Re: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Boarding Ladder

Post by mbigpops » Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:58 pm

Not sure if this is any interest but I saw it the other day.

http://newlondon.craigslist.org/bod/4340745196.html

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Re: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Boarding Ladder

Post by tkhersom » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:31 pm

Thanks!

I have been looking for a ladder like this. My son works in Westbrook. I will call on it tomorrow. :)
Troy in ANE - Former President CCABC

1957 CC 21' Continental "Yorktown" (Mom's boat)
https://www.chris-craft.org/boats/22625/
1958 CC 38' Connie "American Beauty"
https://www.chris-craft.org/boats/22607/
1985 Formula 242LS "Gottago"
1991 Formula 36PC "Band Aids"

Life Is Too Short To Own An Ugly Boat

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Re: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Boarding Ladder

Post by Grant Stanfield » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:34 pm

Hi, Paul-

I agree- go get that one in Westbrook, CT- it's true-blue CC issue and looks to be about the right length for your 30' Sea Skiff (she's unbelievably beautiful, Paul)!

Here's my shorter 6-step CC mahogany boarding ladder for my 22 Sea Skiff:
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Mine's going on the transom, but they can also mount to the hull-sides by the aft spray rails as shown on the DCFB above. Mounting hardware might vary for transom or side-mount options...my transom mount ladder clips look like small rectangular belt buckles that the tops of the ladder hook into.

Good luck in you swim ladder quest; the right ladder will be an attractive period-correct accessory!
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Re: 1956 30' Sea Skiff Boarding Ladder

Post by PaulK » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:55 am

Thank you to everyone who posted for the info and compliments. Much appreciated. I will keep the forum update as to my progress with lots of pictures!

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