Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
weld1

Boat ladder/boarding platform trophy180

Recommended Posts

Hello, has anyone ever installed a boat ladder/boarding platform on there alum/outboard boat? i have found some that have a 2 step telescoping step that folds under it, it looks good in the pics but was wondering if anyone has installed/used one? the boat is a alumacraft trophy 180, thanks for any help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With a Trophy 180, you have some pretty decent space to add.

I just added a 2 step Garelick ladder to my 16' Lund. This unit does not have a platform. Only downside I can see to mine is that you will have to reach up some to get to the bottom step, but will be much easier than the over the side type of ladders I've used in the past.

No telescoping on this one, it just folds up and out of the way. The construction was all stainless steel and seems very solid, so I would recommend the brand. It looks like they had many different models depending on the type you're looking for.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just looked up the part number I added. Google Garelick 19513 so you can see what I was talking about.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I installed one on my 2000 trophy 175 except it has the platform with the flip up telescoping 2 step ladder. Works great and makes it easy to get in the boat. The hardest part was getting it positioned right with the limited space i have, but the 180 should have a bigger transome for mounting. Looks like this one.

garelick.com/images/products/19536

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • It might be better to buy a small second unit and link them.    My guess is what you want is not something enough people want to justify implementing.   Personally I have a hard enough time watching a bobber.
    • Welcome to the Forum.  What brand gun is it? Would help to pick choke tubes out.  Size 6 shot should do the trick, but I'm sure more folks will chime in here. 
    • I upgraded my electronics this year to a Humminbird Helix 10. I love it so far with the exception of not being able to split the screen into 4 separate screens. The max that you can do is 3. I would really like to be able to have the map, sonar, down imaging, and side imaging on the screen at the same time while trolling. I emailed tech support and they said it's not something that is an option at this time. Right now when I'm fishing I switch back and forth between map, sonar, and DI and sonar, DI, and SI. Is there anyone else that thinks this should be an option? I don't know see why you can't customize the screen to show whichever features you prefer instead of only using the preloaded options that Humminbird decided on. I have thought about emailing the company weekly asking if they have that ability yet but wanted to see if anyone else thinks it should be an option. 
    • I just purchased a used 20 gauge for my 14 year old daughter. I hunt mostly state land for pheasants. It is a 2 3/4 auto with interchangeable chokes. What size steel shot and choke tube would you recomend for her?
    • I just got back from a work trip to MI. I could not believe the difference in ground cover. We traveled all the way from Dearborn back to Bemidji heading through the U.P.  Most of MI had very little ground cover but WI was flush, green everywhere! I only got to check a few spots at rest areas but I never saw a thing. The ground was dry at most spots on the way home. I'm gonna go hit my spot tomorrow, hopefully it hasn't been picked yet!
    • love those when ya see them!!!
    • Took the kayak crappie fishing opening weekend and when calm always bring with the DSLR with. These turtles are glad the weather has finally consistently warmed up. I always find it funny seeing turtles stacked on top of each other and found a few along with multiple species which was nice.     
    • I was going to hunt wi this weekend but fishing musky with my fly rod is what I will do instead.  Good luck!!!!!!!
    • Anyone still at it?   not sure that i will get Isaac out anymore, will still ask these last few days.   Good luck everyone.