Nick Phillips


Putting aside my growing shed-envy, I love the prototyping going on!

I am a great fan of the original Fairey boarding ladder – a whacking great construction in mahogany and brass with a tubular metal extension below the waterline for access from swimming.  The photo is poor quality as I can’t lay my hands on anything better.

Helene Boarding Ladder

This stows up under the cockpit seat and just feels right.  It is also very easy to use in climbing up / down from the dinghy.

I am not sure whether it would fit a Titania – does the increased freeboard impact this part of the boat?