My supra is just too damn tall haha. Freeboard is awesome in the water but it's a bear to climb in and out of on land.
To remedy that I'm building a bow ladder for the trailer.
I started with some 3/16 plate and a 2.5" square tube with 1/8" walls.
Cut some steps to match the shape of the front of the boat.
Then started welding:
then I bent up a mount to fit over the trailer tongue and welded it on
Time for test fit:
like a glove!
Tomorrow I'll get it sandblasted and powder coated white and bolt it up.
I'll probably put some EVA on top as well for traction.
Overall easy fun project that should make boating more enjoyable.
In the oven:
And out of the oven:
Folding test, about 70-75% fold. I could change the top step shape to get it to 90 easily if needed but it makes me no difference.
And clearance to the front of the boat:
Just need to add EVA and bolt it on now